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Skilled Bicycle Accident Lawyers Representing Clients Throughout Virginia
Each year with each successive model, car manufacturers strive to out-do previous models with enhanced safety features. However, bicyclists remain as vulnerable as ever in auto accidents. While one of the most alluring characteristics of cycling is the ability to feel a fresh breeze on your face, riding a bicycle carries its own steep risks. Cyclists commonly fall victim to negligent drivers on the road. Whether due to violating traffic laws or not seeing a bicycle in a blind spot, these accidents lead to countless tragic injuries and deaths each year in Virginia.
If you have been involved in a bicycle accident, you undoubtedly suffered painful and life-altering injuries, injuries that are too onerous and expensive for you to handle on your own. And you shouldn't have to. The driver at fault - the driver who caused the accident - is legally responsible for compensating you for your injuries. In order to pursue full compensation, it is vital that you retain a skilled and accomplished bicycle accident lawyer like those at The Stellute Law Firm. Our accident attorneys have over 50 years of experience with handling thousands of personal injury cases.
To schedule a free appointment, contact us at (757) 722-2815 today.
While bicyclists are even more susceptible to acute injuries due to crashes, bicycle accidents are not as prevalent in Virginia. However, those that do occur result in an almost 100% injury rate. Last year, 746 bicycle accidents occurred, accounting for only 0.6% of all traffic accidents. However, 712 of these resulted in injuries to the bicyclists and 12 resulted in death. This means that only 2.9% of bicyclists were able to walk away from crashes unscathed.
While the Hampton Roads community has recently focused on increasing the number of bike lanes and signs on local streets in order to encourage bicycle commuting, a large number of bike-related accidents occur due to a failure to yield. Often times, negligent drivers are unaware of bicycle laws, do not see bicyclists or fail to provide bicyclists with the right of way in order to maintain safe streets.
Because there is no safety gear for bicycles aside from helmets, injuries are almost guaranteed in an accident. Always wear a helmet, use proper lighting at night, and signal to other drivers when you wish to make a turn.
If you are injured, an experienced personal injury lawyer like Mario Stellute can guide you through the claims process and advocate for your side in court.
Ride Over to The Stellute Law Firm for Aggressive Bicycle Accident Representation
Time is of the essence if you were involved in a bicycle accident. Don't wait for the driver's insurance company to compensate you.
Call the experienced Virginia Bicycle Accident Attorneys at The Stellute Law Firm today at (757) 722-2815 for a free consultation.