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Bicycles have increasingly become a popular way to get around Cleveland and other parts of Ohio. Unfortunately, bicycle accidents also sometimes occur. And when they do, cyclists often sustain serious injuries, especially if someone driving a car, truck or another vehicle crashes into a cyclist.
After a bicycle accident, injury victims might need extensive medical care, including surgery or months of physical rehabilitation. And during that time, many injury victims cannot work while they’re recovering from their accident. During that time, bills can add up fast. That’s why it’s critical that you have someone on your side, looking out for your best interests.
The Ohio bicycle accident attorneys at Merriman Legal, LLC, have decades of experience handling such complex cases. We know what evidence to look for, what questions to ask and how to transform that information into a strong legal case.
Why accidents happen
Bicycle accidents caused by drivers happen for many different reasons. Often, many drivers claim they simply didn’t see the cyclist and accidently crashed into them. But that doesn’t excuse drivers from their actions.
In addition, in many cases, drivers didn’t see cyclists because they were doing something they shouldn’t have been doing while driving. Often, it’s texting while driving. But drivers also cause bicycle accidents for many other reasons, including:
- Drunk driving
- Falling asleep at the wheel
- Reckless driving (including tailgating)
Whatever the cause of your bicycle accident, we can help.
Understanding your rights
Bicycle accidents can be complicated. That’s because the drivers who cause these crashes often deny doing anything wrong. And even if they do confess that they caused your accident, injury victims often face an obstacle for obtaining compensation once they start dealing with insurance companies.
After your bicycle accident, the other driver’s insurance company will likely make a low-ball offer that doesn’t even come close to covering the true cost of your accident-related expenses. The insurance company will also likely say that’s their best and final offer.
Don’t believe them. In many cases, many injury victims can – and should – demand more money for their accident. That’s why you need our legal team on your side, fighting for your rights. We know how to negotiate with insurance companies. And if they refuse to cooperate, we’re prepared to take them to court. Contact us and schedule your free case evaluation today.