Bicycle Accident Attorney in Hampton Roads, Virginia
Get the Damages You Deserve Following a Bicycle Accident
Strong Representation for Injured Cyclists Throughout Virginia
Virginia has more miles of bicycle routes than any other state, making the commonwealth popular with cyclists. Bicycles do have to share these roads with cars and trucks, however, and in any collision involving a motor vehicle and a bicycle, the cyclist is at a much greater risk of serious injury. We at Forbes Law Firm know how to help bicycle accident victims. Whether it’s Hampton, Newport News, or anywhere else in Hampton Roads, we fight for fair compensation for cyclists who’ve suffered injuries caused by the negligent or reckless actions of others.
Virginia Bicycle Laws Promoting Safety
The cities of Hampton and Newport News as well as York County require cyclists 14 years old or younger to wear a helmet when riding a bicycle on roads, sidewalks, or bike paths. Statewide, bicyclists must ride with the flow of traffic, obey laws on signaling, use appropriate lights and brakes, and are prohibited from wearing earphones in both ears. But to avoid car-bike collisions, it’s important for motorists to respect the rights of cyclists, which includes passing them at a reasonable speed at least 3 feet to the bike’s left.
Cycling Accident Injuries and Compensation
Cyclists hit by cars are likely to suffer serious and sometimes deadly injuries. Riders who fail to wear helmets are at the greatest risk of sustaining serious head and brain injuries, and spinal injuries are also prevalent in accidents where riders are knocked off their bikes onto the road. If you’ve been injured while riding a bicycle and your injuries were caused by a driver’s negligence or recklessness, then you have the right to seek compensation.
If you work with Forbes Law Firm, we can help you obtain compensation that fully accounts for the total harm you’ve suffered, including current as well as future medical expenses, rehab costs, and lost wages. We can assist by filing an insurance claim against the at-fault driver or a personal injury suit when damages are above policy limits. We are skilled negotiators and experienced litigators, so we know how to fight for the compensation you deserve both in and out of court.
Been Hurt in A Bicycle Accident? Contact Our Hampton Office
Forbes Law Firm has been representing cyclists injured in Hampton Roads since 1994. Call or contact us online today to schedule your free initial consultation.