Have you suffered critical injuries in a Morse bicycle accident? Are you struggling to cope with the financial, physical, and psychological impact of your injuries? If so, you may have grounds for legal action against the liable party.
Learn more about how to recover fair compensation for your suffering when you connect with a Morse bicycle accident lawyer at Laborde Earles Injury Lawyers.
When to Get Legal Help After an Acadia Parish Bicycle Accident
When you are recovering from your injuries, you may not be sure whether now is the right time to get legal help. However, you should be considering whether someone else is responsible for causing your injuries.
This may not always be clear. Fortunately, speaking with one of our team members about the details of your case is free. From there, you can get a better idea of whether you have grounds for a claim.
It is important to keep in mind that your injuries must have had a substantial impact on your life for your case to warrant legal action. This does not necessarily mean you must have suffered a life-threatening injury. But your injuries must have affected your life financially, emotionally, or physically.
For a free legal consultation with a bicycle accident lawyer serving Morse, call (337) 777-7777
Common Types of Bicycle Accident Injuries to Sue For
There are endless types of bicycle accident injuries you could have the right to sue for. However, there are some types of injuries we see more often in the Morse civil court system. Some of these bicycle accident injuries include:
- Road rash
- Broken bones
- Compound fractures
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
- Traumatic brain injuries (TBIs)
- Spinal cord injuries
- Neck injuries
- Back injuries
- Internal bleeding
- Organ failure
There are countless other types of injuries you could be diagnosed with following a bicycle accident. If you suffered a type of injury not listed above, you may still have grounds for legal action. You can find out what options may be available to you when you contact our office to discuss the circumstances of your bicycle accident.
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How the Bicycle Accident Claims Process Works
More bicycle accident victims would pursue their case if they were not overwhelmed and intimidated by what they perceive the claims process to be like.
However, once you have a better understanding of what to expect, your confidence in pursuing your case may increase. With that in mind, here is a general idea of what you can expect once you hire our bicycle accident lawyer to advocate for your right to fair compensation.
One of your attorney’s most important tasks will be establishing liability. Most bicycle accidents are caused when negligent drivers strike bicyclists. There are many different types of negligent driving, some of the more common including:
- Drunk driving
- Drugged driving
- Driving while fatigued
- Aggressive driving
- Distracted driving
- Road rage
- Failure to stop
- Failure to yield to the right of way
However, there are many other parties who could share liability depending on the details of your case. For example, dram shops could be held accountable when drunk drivers cause bicycle accidents.
Auto parts manufacturers, dealerships, and other third parties could also be at fault when auto parts malfunction or are defective. Government agencies, executives, municipalities, and safety inspectors could be at fault when dangerous road conditions cause a bicycle accident. Only a thorough investigation by your attorney will reveal who is at fault for your bicycle accident in Morse.
Another key responsibility your Morse bicycle accident lawyer will have is calculating the value of your claim. You have the right to be compensated for every single loss you endure because of your injuries. Your attorney will need to examine your economic damages through financial records, receipts, bank statements, and other financial documents to calculate their value.
In going over the ways your life has been affected by your injuries, your attorney will be able to quantify your non-economic damages accordingly. Some of the more frequently awarded types of economic damages and non-economic damages in bicycle accident claims include:
- Physical pain and suffering
- Emotional distress
- Loss of enjoyment of life
- Diminished earning capacity
- Medical expenses
- Loss of consortium
- Property damages
- Lost income
- Skin scarring and disfigurement
Your attorney can give you a better idea of how much your case is worth after carefully examining your damages and ensuring no loss goes unaccounted for.
Most bicycle accident cases involve insurance settlements. Negotiating with the insurance company will be up to your attorney. Insurance companies often try to exploit injury victims during their greatest time of need. Your bicycle accident lawyer will be prepared to go up against insurance companies who attempt to deny your claim in bad faith or delay the processing of your claim.
Your attorney will also ensure the insurance company is held accountable for its financial obligation. Insurance companies are only required to cover damages up to the limits of their policyholder’s claim.
However, they are going to attempt to reduce these costs wherever possible. Your lawyer will need to review the policy details line by line to ensure the insurance company compensates you for your damages in full.
Connect with Our Lawyers for Help with Your Morse Case
When you are ready to work on your bicycle accident claim and want a trusted legal advocate in your corner, connect with Laborde Earles Injury Lawyers.
Our firm is proud to offer no-cost, risk-free consultations to bicycle accident victims across Morse and nearby cities. Claim yours by calling our office or completing our online contact form.