Bicycle Accident Attorneys in Jacksonville
Fighting for the Fair and Just Compensation You Deserve
Bicycle usage has increased in recent years as many individuals have opted for this environmentally friendly mode of transportation to travel to school, the store, work, or other short distances in or around their neighborhood. Unfortunately, many drivers on the road fail to exercise the caution that is necessary to keep these inherently vulnerable individuals safe. In fact, many accidents involving bicyclists often lead to severe, life-altering injuries, or even death. This is why it is particularly crucial for automobile drivers to maintain constant awareness of their surroundings. If you were injured while riding your bicycle due to someone else’s negligent or careless actions, you might be entitled to compensation.
At King Law Firm, our skilled bicycle accident attorneys have been practicing personal injury law for over 30 years and, during that time, have successfully recovered over $50 million in compensation on behalf of our clients.
To schedule a free initial case evaluation, call the Jacksonville bicycle attorneys at King Law Firm at (910) 446-3080. We will meet with you anywhere, even if you are still recovering in the hospital.
Recovering Compensation for Injured Bicyclists
Survivors of bicycle accidents are often never able to achieve a full recovery from their injuries. As a result, many suffer from paralysis, permanent brain damage, and other catastrophic injuries that forever impact their lives and the lives of their loved ones. These injuries not only lead to expensive medical costs, lost wages, or even the loss of a job, but significant emotional suffering as well.
Some of the damages our legal team will seek to recover on your behalf include:
- Medical bills
- Missed wages
- Future medical costs
- Pain and suffering
- Final expenses
Bicycle Laws in North Carolina
Under North Carolina law, bicycles are defined as vehicles, which means cyclists are required to obey all vehicle traffic laws, except those that specifically refer to motor vehicles. In 2016, the law was updated to provide more adequate protections for bicyclists. For example, drivers who cause cyclists to leave their lane, or cause a crash, now face monetary fines, depending on the severity of the accident and the resulting damage. The updated laws also require drivers to exercise extra care when passing a cyclist. They must either completely enter the left lane of the road, or maintain a distance of at least 4 feet between their vehicle and the bicyclist.
Work with a Dedicated Legal Advocate today
If you or a loved one was injured or killed in a bicycle accident, now is the time to obtain the experienced legal assistance you will need during this time to obtain the compensation you deserve. At King Law Firm, our Jacksonville legal team will fight for you and stand by your side until justice is served.
Contact our office today at (910) 446-3080 to schedule a free, no-obligation case evaluation.