In addition to biking for exercise and recreation, many Louisiana residents are using bicycles as their primary means of transportation. Many areas like New Orleans, continue to invest in infrastructure to protect bicyclists but this isn’t enough. There have even been laws passed to specifically protect bicyclists such as the Colin Goodler Protection Act, passed in 2009 after the tragic death of Dr. Colin Goodler. However, bicycle accidents are becoming more prevalent with the increasing dangers and distractions on our Louisiana road ways. There are so many issues bicyclist need to be aware of that they are at risk for many potential claims. Those issues range in road rage incidents, vehicular accidents, and even common roadway defects.
Bicyclists find themselves navigating a sea of larger, faster and heavier vehicles on almost any surface they ride. Riding on your new carbon fiber frame, you’re are no match for steel framed vehicle barreling down on you. We understand your vulnerabilities and what can be done to level the field in your fight to protect your rights. You and your fellow riders can proactively protect yourselves by following all roadway rules and laws. Be sure to always carry a cell phone with you in case you need to make a call but it can also prove critical if protecting yourself in a road rage incident.
The most common of bicycle accidents would be those involving a vehicle and a bicycle. There are various variables at play when investigating these types of accidents and requires that you have the right team in your corner. Unfortunately, when police encounter an accident scene involving a vehicle and bicycle, there is evidence that sometimes they have wrongfully concluded that the cyclist is at fault. Don’t let this or the daunting task of taking on these insurance companies or lawyers get your down. Take solace in knowing that you can hire a team of lawyers to protect your rights and seek justice for you. We employ experienced riders so that we are able to put ourselves in your shoes. A few examples of the accidents bicyclist encounter with other vehicles can be from abrupt turns in front of a cyclist or even a trailer of some kind left in the way of a cyclist. This can occur when a car or truck towing something such a boat, turns in front of a cyclist thinking that they only need to get the length of the car out of the roadway. Thus, leaving the trailer left behind whipping in just in front of the cyclist.
As you can see, there are countless reasons to contact our team today if you have found yourself a victim of a bicycle accident. If you have been in any type of bicycle accident, call us now! Our team is standing by to prepare and handle your case as a priority. We will outline your rights and whether you should obtain our help in the pursuit of your case!