Bicyclists deserve the same respect given to other vehicles on the road, but they do not always get it. Each year in the State of Maryland, Washington, D.C., and the Virginia area called the DMV, dozens of bicyclists are involved in accidents that impact their health, careers and future lives. Even with many miles of dedicated bike pathways now around the DMV, bikers are still getting struck down by motorists every day.
At The Law Offices of Scott N. Bergman, LLC, located in Rockville, Maryland, our attorneys represent injured bicyclists in personal injury cases. Many of our clients are people who were doing everything right but were injured in bicycle accidents anyway by the negligence of a motorist.
All across the United States and the DMV, drivers are paying less attention to their surroundings. The most common reason for this is smartphones. Texting, surfing the internet and other activities while driving interfere with a person’s ability to drive safely. As a result, we are seeing a major spike in bicycle collisions everywhere. Bicycle cases are difficult cases, as we have to prove that the victim was more than 99 percent innocent and the at-fault party was more than 99 percent at fault under the strict liability rule better known as the 1 percent rule. Therefore, when we take your case, we fight to get to prove you were innocent in the collision, and get you the compensation you need and deserve. Our lawyer and staff will fully investigate your case, identify every liable party, and work tirelessly to hold them accountable.
Hit-And-Run Accidents: When Bikes Are Hit In Roadways, Dedicated Bike Paths And Sidewalks
As an accident victim, you should know that you have options — even if you were a bicyclist harmed by a hit-and-run motorist who fled the scene. Our attorney represents people who have been injured in hit-and-run accidents involving bicycles. These accidents are more common than many people realize and the causalities are spiking higher with more vehicles on the road than ever before.
We use the latest technology and have decades of real-time experience to handle bicycle accident cases. When necessary, we will partner with medical experts and investigators to efficiently and effectively prepare your case for trial. While most of our personal injury cases do settle, thorough trial preparation helps our firm negotiate a full and fair amount. If we cannot negotiate a favorable outcome for you, we do not hesitate to take your case to trial to achieve the best possible results.
Knowledgeable Advice From A Former Nurse
At our firm, we pride ourselves on being able to handle bike accident claims aggressively and effectively. Adding to our ability to fight the insurance company is the inclusion of a former nurse on our legal team. Now a paralegal, she is able to use her knowledge and experience with injured people to enhance the representation we provide.
Get In Touch With Our Law Firm About Your Bicycle Accident
Call our law firm at 301-330-4444, or use our online contact form to schedule a free and confidential consultation. We handle injury cases on a contingency fee basis, meaning you pay nothing upfront for our services. Available to our clients 24 hours a day, seven days a week, 365 days a year.