Bicycle Accident Attorney Arlington VA
Fighting for the Rights of Injured Cyclists
According to the Virginia Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) and the Virginia Highway Safety Office, 622 bicyclists were injured in Virginia in 2017 and another 13 were killed in traffic-related accidents. Statistics show that, when cyclists are involved in collisions with motor vehicles, it is the cyclist who suffers the vast majority of injuries. Unfortunately, these injuries are often catastrophic in nature.
If you or your loved one was injured in a bicycle accident, you are likely facing a very long road to recovery. In many cases, bicycle accident injuries are permanently life-altering. At the Law Offices of Ryan Quinn, PLLC, we stand up for the rights of injured cyclists. Our Arlington bicycle accident attorney can help you fight to hold the liable party accountable and seek compensation for your damages.
Contact our firm online or by phone at (703) 647-4113 for a free initial consultation.
Virginia Bicycle Accident Statistics
A recent report from the Virginia DMV revealed that, in 677 total bicycle-vehicle collisions in Virginia in 2017, 286 incidents involved no improper action on the part of the cyclist. In other words, bicyclists were not at fault 42.3% of the time.
Compensation in Bicycle Accident Cases
When someone else—whether it’s an automobile driver, a pedestrian, or another entity—is responsible for an accident that leaves you injured, you may bring a personal injury claim to seek compensation for your losses.
While every case is unique, most injured cyclists are able to recover compensation for the following:
- Medical expenses incurred as a result of the accident
- Ongoing care costs, including physical/cognitive rehabilitation therapy expenses
- Lost income/wages from time taken off work to receive treatment/recover
- Reduced/lost earning ability if injuries prevent the victim from returning to work
- Physical pain and suffering, as well as emotional distress and trauma
In some cases, victims may also be able to pursue compensation for property damage, as well as punitive damages, which are meant to punish liable parties for egregiously negligent behavior. If your loved one was killed in a bicycle accident, you may be able to recover compensation for his or her medical expenses prior to death, funeral/burial costs, loss of support (emotional and financial), loss of expected income and/or inheritance, and other damages.
Common Bicycle Accident Injuries
When a cyclist is struck by a car or other vehicle, they usually experience severe injuries due to their smaller mass and lack of protection. Some of the most common cycling accident injuries include:
- Catastrophic spine, brain or head injuries
- Broken or fractured wrists, legs, ankles
- Torn ligaments
- Facial trauma
- Cuts, gashes or road rash
In extreme cases, bicycle accidents can also lead to death. If you have lost a loved one in a cycling accident, we can help you pursue a wrongful death claim against the responsible party.
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Being involved in a bicycle accident is a frightening experience. If someone else’s negligence caused the incident, you shouldn’t have to face the aftermath on your own.
At the Law Offices of Ryan Quinn, PLLC, we can help you understand your legal options and work to protect your rights. Our bicycle accident lawyer in Arlington has handled thousands of personal injury claims and has successfully recovered more than $25 million for his clients; find out how we can help you with your personal injury or wrongful death case today.
Get in touch with our bicycle accident attorneys in Arlington at (703) 647-4113 or use our online request form.