Bicycle Accidents Attorney in Hampton, Virginia
Strong Representation for Injured Cyclists in Newport News & Throughout Virginia
Virginia has more miles of bicycle routes than any other state, making the commonwealth a popular place for cyclists. In many instances, however, bicycles share these roads with cars and trucks, and in any collision involving a motor vehicle and a bike, the bike rider is at much greater risk of serious injury. The experienced lawyer Broadwell Law knows how to help bicycle accident victims, especially since attorney Mark Broadwell is also a member of the Hampton Roads Cyclists (HRC). From Hampton to Newport News, or anywhere throughout The Peninsula we will fight to seek fair compensation for cyclists who suffer injuries caused by the negligent or reckless actions of others, including motorists.
Virginia Bicycle Accident Statistics & Laws Promoting Safety
The cities of Hampton and Newport News as well as York County require cyclists 14 years of age or younger to wear a helmet when riding or being carried on 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 while biking. 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 three feet to the bike’s left.
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Cycling Accident Injuries & Compensation
In Virginia, 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 when riders are knocked off their bikes onto the road surface. If you’ve been injured while riding a bike and your injuries were caused by a driver’s negligence, you have a right to seek compensation.
After getting the medical attention you need, we can help you obtain the compensation that fully accounts for the harm you’ve suffered, which may include current and future medical expenses, rehab costs, and lost wages. We can assist you whether it’s through an insurance claim against the at-fault driver or a personal injury suit that seeks damages above policy limits. We are skilled negotiators and experienced litigators, so we are prepared to press for the compensation you deserve in or out of court.
Contact Us if You've Been Involved in a Bicycle Accident
Broadwell Law has represented cyclists injured throughout Hampton Roads, including Newport News, The Peninsula and Tidewater. Please call or contact us online to schedule a free initial consultation at our Hampton office.