Bicycle Accident Attorneys in Charleston
Were You Hurt While Riding Your Bike?
When the driver of a car or truck fails to yield to a bicyclist, it is the person on the bike who suffers a serious injury. Sadly, the person on the bike is often a child.
If you or a family member have been injured in a bike accident, the attorneys at Warner Law Offices, PLLC can help. We represent bikers who are injured in collisions involving trucks, cars, and other types of motor vehicles. We offer a free initial consultation to discuss your case.
Bicyclists have the same rights as drivers of motor vehicles. Many accidents occur not because the biker did anything wrong, but because the driver of the four-wheeled vehicle failed to follow the rules of the road.
The following are examples of negligence that can make a driver liable in an accident involving a bike:
- Failure to yield to a bike at an intersection
- Clipping a bike when passing
- Rear-ending a bike
- Hitting a bike in a bike lane
- Opening the door of a parked car in front of a bike (also known as dooring)
- Hitting a bike in a school zone or playground area where drivers should be watchful for children entering the roadway
Even if the accident was partially your fault, you can still recover compensation if you were not 50% or more at fault.
Our first goal in any accident case is to help you receive the best medical care to make the fullest possible recovery. Secondly, we will seek maximum compensation from the party responsible for the accident.
Our attorneys are known for our sensitive and caring approach to representing injured children. We often negotiate structured settlements, which can help ensure that money is there for your child’s future needs.