There is no denying that bicyclists simply do not get the respect and care they deserve when on the road. While Maryland has made several efforts to improve road safety for bicycle riders, there has still not be enough done to eliminate dangers, including the negligence of drivers. If you have been injured in a bicycle accident, whether due to a reckless driver or defective product, turn to the reliable and dedicated Prince George’s injury lawyers at our firm.
Gracia & Mintz bring years of seasoned insight and zealous advocacy to the table. Our attorneys are former law enforcement officers who understand the rules of the road and know how important it is for bicyclists to feel safe and protected. Trust your case to us today and allow our legal team to aggressively litigate or skillfully negotiate on your behalf!
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While many accidents involving cars and bike riders are caused by the drivers, the court or insurance companies cannot assume a driver’s fault in your case. Instead, you will have to prove or demonstrate their fault in order to secure the fair compensation you deserve. By showing that they caused your accident, it means they can also be held liable for any damages or injuries you suffered.
To help build a strong case of liability against the vehicle driver, you should:
Even with all this solid evidence, the insurance company of the driver may still try to deny the fair compensation you deserve. They may argue that you contributed to the accident to some extent, which could result in your claim being thrown out.
In Maryland, if contributory negligence is found to have occurred— which means both the driver and rider contributed to the collision in some way—then you will not be able to bring a claim forward. Even just contributing “1%” to the accident will result in the court viewing it as contributory negligence. For this reason, it is absolutely crucial that you retain a skilled personal injury attorney in Prince George’s County who knows how to craft a strategic and effective claim. When you call on Gracia & Mintz, we make sure your case is heard clearly and that the insurance company does not paint an incorrect picture of your bicycle accident.
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