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If you’ve been injured in a bicycle accident, you are most likely thinking about what your next course of action will be. If you are considering a lawsuit, our Arlington, VA bicycle accident lawyer at Regan Zambri Long can assist you. Bicycle accidents can be some of the most devastating and severe types of accidents because bicycles offer riders little to no protection. Even when wearing a helmet, bicycle accidents can cause severe and life-threatening injuries. These types of accidents can cause significant pain and suffering, and possible lifetime disability.

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Why Should I Hire a Bicycle Accident Lawyer?

A bicycle accident lawyer will bring experience and resources to your personal injury case. Our firm offers FREE consultations, and you can call or message today to schedule a meeting. When you meet with a potential lawyer and consider whether you need to hire an Arlington, VA personal injury attorney, you should make several considerations.

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First, independently negotiating with insurance companies is risky. Often cyclists try to handle their injury cases on their own. This involves negotiating with insurance companies, which can be a hassle. Insurance companies are notoriously difficult to negotiate with and it is their job to settle and pay out as little as possible.

Second, having a lawyer will help you maximize your legal rights. Your lawyer can coach you on what not to say, what to say, and how to say it when you are discussing your accident with police, investigators, or insurance companies. Lawyers are trained to know the law and to know what you should avoid saying that could inadvertently make it appear that you were at fault or contributed to the accident.

Third, bicycle injuries can be severe and can result in lifetime issues. When injuries are especially severe, it is more important than ever to have good legal representation to ensure that you recover the maximum amount of money to compensate you, not only for your past pain, suffering, and medical bills, but for any issues that could arise out of the accident in the future.

If you or a loved one was injured in a bicycle accident in Arlington, Virginia, or the surrounding areas, our experienced team of professionals can help coach you through the legal process. Our firm has significant experience representing injured cyclists, and we will diligently fight for the compensation you deserve. Hiring an experienced Arlington bicycle accident attorney will take the burden of proving your case off your shoulders. Our team of lawyers will build your case and gather all the evidence necessary to secure the financial compensation you are entitled to.

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What Are the Most Common Causes of Bike Accidents in Arlington, VA?

Some of the most common causes of bicycle accidents include:

  • Inattentive drivers. One of the most common causes of vehicle-bicycle accidents is distracted driving. Some common distractions are texting, looking away from the roadway, changing the radio or adjusting settings, eating, and drinking. These habits make it more likely that a driver will not see a cyclist. These distractions also make it more likely that a driver will swerve unexpectedly, possibly hitting or side-swiping a cyclist.
  • Opening car doors. Drivers may injure cyclists when opening car doors without paying attention to potential bicycles riding by.
  • Failure to yield. Both cyclists and vehicles can cause accidents by failing to yield. Many drivers don’t realize that cyclists must obey traffic laws just like motor vehicles. Bicycles are required to follow all traffic lights and road signs. However, many drivers treat cyclists as pedestrians and will fail to yield to bicycles when using roundabouts or making turns.
  • Hit and runs. Hit and run accidents are a common type of bicycle accident. If you have been hit by a car on your bicycle, you should call 911 immediately. The quicker you are able to call the police, the more likely it is that they will find the vehicle that hit you.
  • Aggressive driving. Unfortunately, some drivers are aggressive toward cyclists and do not want to share the road. Some angry drivers may intentionally drive close to bikes and even run them off the road. It is also not uncommon for drivers to yell at cyclists, causing a cyclist to run off the road or to be distracted and hit something.
  • Dangerous road conditions. Dangerous road conditions are especially risky for bicycles. Depending on the condition, the bicyclist might have a claim against  the government agency responsible for maintaining the road.
  • Issues with the bicycle itself. Sometimes a bike accident can be caused by a defect with the bicycle. If the bike itself had a defect in the design or manufacturing process, the injured cyclist could have a claim against the maker of the bicycle.
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What Types of Damages Can I Recover in a Bicycle Accident Claim?

A bike accident can affect every aspect of your life, especially when injuries are severe or will continue for your lifetime. We seek to obtain bicycle accident settlements and awards that include damages for:

If the bicycle accident results in a fatality, the cyclist’s family may file a wrongful death action and can recover damages for the loss of companionship of the loved one.

Why Choose Regan Zambri Long?

Hiring a bicycle accident attorney will take the burden of investigating your accident, determining liability, negotiating with insurance companies, and even going to trial off of your shoulders. At Regan Zambri Long, we pride ourselves in providing our clients with:

  • Client-centered advocacy. Our firm is focused on devoting the necessary time and energy to you and your case. We will handle complex negotiations for you and fight for the compensation that you deserve. There are client testimonials on our website explaining what it was like to work with our lawyers. One testimonial says, “They accepted my case and handled it with utmost professionalism. I am very grateful that they were on my side.”
  • Assistance with medical treatment for bicycle accident injuries. Our firm will fight to ensure that you don’t receive a low settlement offer which does not cover your medical expenses. We will not take a quick settlement offer that does not fully compensate you or that leaves you with financial burdens. We advocate for total compensation and will not stop advocating for you until we have reached that mark.
  • Financial resources. Our firm is established in the field of personal injury and has the resources necessary to secure the best experts to testify and the most qualified team of attorneys to advocate for you in the case of litigation.
  • Attorney experience and track record of excellence. Many victims of biking accidents are referred to Regan based on recommendations from friends about excellent service, while others find Regan online and discover our track record of success. Because bicycle accidents are different from standard vehicle accidents, it is important to hire a firm with bicycle-accident-specific experience. Our lawyers know the intricacies of Virginia biking and personal injury law. Regan Zambri Long is a nationally recognized law firm and has recovered more than $650 million for its clients over the last several decades. In our online testimonials, one client stated that their case was handled with the professionalism that only decades of experience can provide.

You have many options when choosing which firm should represent you, so you should choose a firm that you are comfortable with. A bicycle accident lawyer will have the experience to negotiate the settlement you deserve and will not let you be taken advantage of. At Regan Zambri Long, our clients are our top priority. Our team of attorneys will fight for the amount you are entitled to.  Our law firm works on a contingency fee basis. We will not charge you for legal services until after we have secured your financial compensation. If we cannot recover compensation on your behalf, we will waive all fees.

If you are looking for a bicycle accident attorney in Arlington, VA, you can call 202-960-4596 today to schedule a consultation free of charge.

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Frequently Asked Questions About Bicycle Accidents in Arlington, VA

How common are bicycle accidents and what are the most common biking accident injuries?

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has found that nearly 1,000 bicyclists die and over 130,000 are injured in crashes in the United States every year. The Federal Highway Administration (FHA) says that bicycle trips make up only 1 percent of all trips in the United States; however, bicyclists account for over 2 percent of people who die in a crash involving a motor vehicle on roads nationwide.

The CDC estimates that the costs of bicycle injuries and deaths from crashes typically exceed $23 billion in the United States each year, which includes spending on health care and lost work productivity, as well as estimated costs for lost quality of life and lives lost. Bicycle accidents are so dangerous because the bicycle itself offers no physical protection. Some minor injuries in biking accidents are scrapes and bruises. More severe injuries include:

Could helmet laws affect my claim?

In regard to head and brain injuries, it is important to always wear a helmet. Bicycle helmets reduce the risk of head and brain injuries in the event of a crash. A helmet is the most important safety equipment a cyclist wears. Though Virginia does not have a state bicycle helmet law, Arlington requires all bicyclists aged 14 and younger to wear approved bicycle helmets. Additionally, bicyclists riding class 3 electric power-assisted bicycles must wear a helmet.

If you want to know whether your failure to wear a helmet will hinder your bicycle accident claim, an attorney can speak with you at a free consultation and discuss your options.

How long do I have to file my bicycle accident claim?

Virginia has a two-year statute of limitations for personal injury claims, which includes bicycle accidents. You have two years from the date of the accident to file your claim. If you have any more questions about when to file, please contact us for a consultation.

What is my bike accident worth?

Victims of a bicycle accident will naturally want to know how much money they can recover in a lawsuit, but this is a difficult question to answer. After sitting down with a lawyer and discussing your claim, you will most likely be given a more specific number.

Some of the factors that will affect the compensation you are entitled to are:

What should I bring to a consultation?

You should bring any relevant information you have about your accident. If you have any pictures of the accident scene, contact information for eyewitnesses, any information about the police report or a copy of the report, copies of the receipts for your medical expenses, and information from your employer about lost wages. The more information you can bring to your consultation, the better your lawyer can anticipate what your compensation may be and the timeline for your case. Don’t worry if you don’t have this information yet, but certainly bring it to your consultation if you do.

Contact an Arlington, VA Bicycle Accident Lawyer at Regan Zambri Long Today

If you were involved in a bicycle accident in Arlington, VA, our personal injury lawyers are here to help. Contact our bicycle accident lawyer today to schedule a free consultation.

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Have you or your loved one sustained injuries in Washington DC, Maryland or Virginia? Regan Zambri Long PLLC has the best lawyers in the country to analyze your case and answer the questions you may have.

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