Des Moines Bicycle Accident Lawyer
Trial Lawyers for Justice is a Des Moines, Iowa law firm with experience in personal injury and bicycle accident law. Our experience includes over 300 jury verdicts. When we agree to represent a client, we go all in. Our attorneys fully commit themselves to each client and case we accept. If you were injured in a Des Moines bicycle accident, we may be able to help you obtain maximum compensation for your damages.
Contact us today to learn more. Initial consultations are free.
Why Clients Trust Trial Lawyers for Justice
- Our attorneys have secured over $1.5 billion in settlements and verdicts for our clients.
- Our lawyers believe in old-fashioned hard work to obtain results and maximum compensation.
- Our lawyers have years of experience handling claims for injured bicyclists.
- Our law firm can handle cases involving all types of injuries, including catastrophic injuries.
- Our Des Moines bicycle accident attorneys take cases on a contingency fee basis.
How a Lawyer Can Help
Collecting compensation after a bicycle accident in Iowa can be more difficult than you expect. Most clients assume insurance companies will treat them fairly when this is not the case. Insurance companies will try to maximize their profits by shortchanging clients during claims.
Hiring an attorney enables you to combat lowball settlement offers and other bad faith tactics by an insurance company. An attorney can protect your right to compensation from day one while you focus on recovering.
Iowa Bicycle Accidents Are Frequent
Most bicyclists in Iowa are aware of the dangers of cycling. They ride prudently and are aware of their surroundings. Even the most careful bicyclist, however, may not be safe from an accident while sharing the road with dangerous and reckless drivers. Bad drivers can endanger the lives of bicyclists, pedestrians and all others on the road.
- Driving while distracted
- Texting and driving
- Speeding in residential areas
- Failing to yield the right-of-way
- Rolling through stop signs
- Running red lights
- Following or passing too closely
- Opening a door into a cyclist
Careless, reckless and negligent drivers are the most common cause of bicycle accidents in Des Moines. If you believe a driver is at fault for your bike accident, file a claim with his or her auto insurance company. Most insurance companies require immediate accident reporting. Then, before you talk to the insurance claims adjuster about a settlement, contact Trial Lawyers for Justice for a free consultation. We can take over negotiations for the best possible outcome.
Common Bike Accident Injuries
When a motor vehicle strikes a bicyclist, the latter can sustain many serious injuries. The size and weight of a passenger car make it a deadly weapon when paired with a bicyclist. A cyclist’s lower extremities can be the first to sustain injuries, followed by the chest, neck and/or head if the biker collides with the hood or windshield. Falling into the road can also cause head, face and brain injuries.
- Bone fractures
- Muscle and soft-tissue injuries
- Concussions and traumatic brain injuries
- Back injuries
- Spine injuries
- Road rash
- Internal organ injuries
The damages in a bicycle accident case can include medical bills, ambulance fees, property repairs, lost income, legal costs, and pain and suffering. At Trial Lawyers for Justice, we can conduct a detailed analysis of the damages your claim involves. Then, we can take the appropriate actions toward recovering the maximum amount possible. If a settlement is not possible, going to court does not intimidate our highly experienced trial attorneys.
Contact a Des Moines Bicycle Accident Lawyer Now
During your free consultation with one of our attorneys, you can ask any questions that are on your mind after a bicycle accident, such as who may be liable and what you should do next to help your case. We will answer them honestly and accurately. If we believe you have grounds to file a personal injury claim, we may offer to represent you.
From there, we can help you fight for the compensation you need to finally move forward. Start by calling (866) 854-5529. We also respond promptly to online messages.