Bicyclist Hit By A Car

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Being hit by a car while riding a bicycle is one of the scariest types of accidents. Most of the time a bicyclist does not see it coming, or only has mere seconds to react. As a result, most bicyclists who are hit by a car suffer catastrophic and permanent injuries, including traumatic brain injuries, spinal cord injuries, broken bones, and other significant harm.

Despite this, most bicyclists who are hit by a car will also have to fight to protect their rights. Defendants and their lawyers and insurance adjusters will often try to blame a bicyclist for his or her own accident and injuries. This includes arguing that a bicyclist was floating over the white line, was not following the traffic law, or made a turn or maneuver without signaling.

In addition to fighting liability, defendants and their adjusters will also try to minimize a bicyclist’s personal injuries. The most common way of doing this is by arguing that a victim has a pre-existing condition, particularly degenerative disc disease, and therefore already had limitations and pain. But, considering that you are riding a bicycle and exercising, this argument doesn’t make much sense.

Unfortunately, without a strong advocate handling your case, a jury or judge might actually believe it. Given the high-stakes in bicyclist accidents, always seek an experienced personal injury lawyer to represent you and your family to avoid this tragic outcome.

That means contacting someone like us right away after being hit by a car while riding a bicycle in North Carolina. In addition, after an accident some of the most important things you can do to help your case are to take photographs and videos of the accident scene and your injuries. Also make sure to go to the hospital and get evaluated, following all medical recommendations. Finally, limit what you post on social media and don’t speak with or sign anything from an insurance adjuster until you have hired our law firm.