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Experienced Indianapolis Bicycle Accident Lawyer
Indianapolis is an ideal city for bicycle enthusiasts. It is flat, with well-maintained roads, and has many parks with bike trails. When you and your family want to enjoy a day outside, cycling around the city is a great way to combine exercise and pleasure.
Unfortunately, nothing ruins the joy of a good bike ride more than a bicycle accident. A single moment can turn your life upside down. Suddenly, you are seriously injured and facing an uncertain future of rising medical bills and seemingly unending stress. Where can you find the help you need after such a life-changing event? Look no further than the Indianapolis bicycle accident lawyers at Stephenson Rife.
If you are one of the over one thousand people injured in Indiana bike accidents yearly, you deserve compensation for your injuries. Call the Indianapolis bicycle accident attorneys at Stephenson Rife at (317) 593-4209 to schedule a free consultation today.
Bicycle Accidents in Indiana
Indiana is home to over 3,000 miles of public-use trails and bikeways. And while these are great places to bike around the state, unfortunately, a study by Indiana University shows that most bike accidents with cars happen near proposed and existing bike paths. This doesn’t mean using bicycle trails in Indiana is unsafe. It just means you should take care when riding near cars, even if you are using byways designed for biking.
The consequences of not being careful are severe. According to the American Academy of Family Physicians, 22% to 47% of injured bicyclists suffer head injuries due to collisions. And over 60% of bike injury deaths and long-term disabilities are due to accidents with motor vehicles. Even if you wear all appropriate safety gear, bike collisions with automobiles are among the greatest dangers to bike riders.
Why Choose Indianapolis Bicycle Accident Lawyers from Stephenson Rife?
After a bicycle accident, you need the right legal representation to ensure your rights are protected and justice is served. Here are some reasons to choose Stephenson Rife.
- Expertise in Bicycle Accident Cases: Our attorneys have an in-depth understanding of the unique complexities surrounding bicycle accidents, which equips us with the knowledge needed to navigate the legal intricacies of your case.
- Proven Track Record of Success: We have a history of achieving successful outcomes for our clients. Our track record includes numerous favorable settlements and verdicts in bicycle accident cases, showcasing our ability to secure maximum compensation for our clients.
- Client-Centered Approach: Our clients are not just case numbers; they are individuals who deserve personalized attention and compassionate representation. We take the time to understand the unique circumstances of each case, tailoring our approach to meet the specific needs and goals of our clients.
- Resourceful and Thorough Investigation: A key factor in building a strong case is a thorough investigation. We will conduct a detailed investigation into the cause of your bicycle accident. This includes gathering evidence, interviewing witnesses, and working with experts to establish liability and build a compelling case on your behalf.
- Negotiation Skills and Litigation Expertise: Whether through negotiations or litigation, our attorneys have the skills necessary to advocate effectively for our clients. We are adept at negotiating with insurance companies to secure fair settlements but are also prepared to take cases to court when necessary to protect our client’s rights.
Have you suffered a serious injury from a bike accident in Indianapolis? Do you believe another party might be responsible for that injury? Call Stephenson Rife at (317) 593-4209 as soon as possible to schedule a free consultation with an experienced bike accident lawyer.
How Indianapolis Bicycle Injury Lawyers Can Help Your Case
Bicycle injury lawyers can help your case in more ways than one. Here are some of the ways they can help:
- Thorough Case Evaluation: Our bicycle injury lawyers begin by conducting a thorough evaluation of your case. This involves a detailed examination of the accident circumstances, injuries sustained, and potential liability factors. Through this thorough assessment, we can identify key aspects of your case, laying the foundation for a strategic and effective legal approach.
- Evidence Gathering and Preservation: Building a strong case requires the collection and preservation of critical evidence. We understand the importance of gathering evidence promptly. We will work diligently to obtain accident reports, witness statements, medical records, and any other relevant documentation to strengthen your case. This meticulous approach ensures that no crucial detail is overlooked.
- Effective Communication with Insurance Companies: Dealing with insurance companies can be challenging, as they often seek to minimize payouts. Our legal professionals are skilled in handling communications with insurance companies on behalf of our clients.
- Medical Expertise and Consultation: Understanding the medical aspects of a bicycle injury is crucial for presenting a compelling case. Our lawyers collaborate with medical experts to assess the extent of your injuries, project future medical needs, and establish a clear link between the accident and the damages incurred. This collaborative approach strengthens the medical foundation of your case.
- Negotiation and Litigation Skills: Our attorneys are adept negotiators, working diligently to secure fair settlements for our clients. In cases where negotiations prove insufficient, we are prepared to take the matter to court. Our litigation skills, combined with a track record of successful outcomes, instill confidence in clients that their interests will be vigorously advocated for in any legal setting.
Frequently Asked Questions
Are you wondering about your rights after suffering an injury in a bike accident? Our attorneys answer all your most pressing questions.
What types of injuries are most common in a bike accident?
The most common injuries in a bike accident are:
- Head injuries, including traumatic brain injuries
- Facial lacerations and scarring
- Jaw and teeth damage
- Abdominal organ damage
- Fractured bones
- Abrasions and road rash
Stephenson Rife always fights to get you enough money to pay for treatment for all your injuries.
What should I do if I am in a bike accident?
After getting medical attention, contact an Indianapolis bike accident lawyer as soon as possible. The sooner you contact a lawyer, the quicker they can start trying to get you the money you need to recover.
Can Stephenson Rife help me after a hit-and-run accident?
If you are in a hit-and-run accident, our investigators will try to uncover evidence identifying the driver of the vehicle that hit you. Between street cameras, GPS, and other technology, we are often successful at finding hit-and-run drivers and making them pay.
Will my case go to trial?
Typically, bike accident cases end with a settlement. Trials are very expensive for defendants, and most will settle rather than endure those costs.
How long will it take for me to get paid?
That depends on how complicated your case is. However, most cases that end in a settlement will finish within a few months. You should get paid shortly after a settlement is negotiated.
If you still have questions, just ask our attorneys during your free consultation. We are happy to tell you anything you want to know.
Contact an Experienced Bike Accident Attorney in Indianapolis Today
If you have been seriously hurt in a bicycle accident, you deserve to be represented by lawyers who enjoy difficult cases and have a long record of success getting money for clients. Stephenson Rife is a law firm that will always give your case a fair shake.