Bicycle accidents cause terrible injuries that can alter your life forever, keeping you from enjoying activities you used to do and potentially causing you to lose your job. Whether you choose to cycle for sport or transportation, sharing the road with other vehicles in such proximity can put you at risk of being hit by a negligent driver. While being hit by another vehicle can be a traumatizing experience, bicycle riders might also fall victim to potholes and other road obstructions.
No matter how you sustained an injury, these types of accidents can not only cause bruising and broken bones, but also dangerous injuries to the head, neck, or spine. To regain at least some normalcy in your life, a bicycle accident attorney at Cannella & O’Neal can litigate and negotiate on your behalf to get you compensation for your medical bills, loss of income, pain and suffering, and more.
Bicycle Injuries – Virginia Bicycle Laws
According to the Virginia Department of Transportation, bicyclists have the following rights and duties:
- Every person riding a bicycle on a highway shall be subject to the provisions of the Code of Virginia section on motor vehicles and shall have the rights and duties applicable to the driver of a vehicle unless a provision clearly indicates otherwise.
- Bicyclists and other users of sidewalks, shared use paths, and crosswalks have all the rights and duties of a pedestrian under the same circumstance.
- Bicyclists and other users of shared use paths crossing highways at clearly marked crosswalks must come to a complete stop at stop signs prior to entering such crosswalk.
- On shared use paths crossing highways in marked crosswalks without stop signs or other traffic control signals, bicyclists and pedestrians are not required to come to a full stop, but must not enter the road in disregard of approaching traffic.
Cannella and O’Neal — Your Guide
While getting compensation for your injuries may not be your first thought after experiencing a bicycle crash, it will help you in the long run to seek legal counsel as soon as possible. At Cannella & O’Neal, your bicycle accident lawyer will go the extra mile to get to know not only the details of your bike accident, but also how the accident has changed your professional and personal life. This way, our team can get an understanding of how to make your life easier with the right compensation for your injuries.
Cannella & O’Neal works hard to make sure the legal process of filing a personal injury claim is as seamless as possible for those who have suffered an injury or loss of a family member. To make this possible, we encourage victims and their families to contact our bicycle accident law firm at our 24/7 Personal Injury Hotline at (800) 843-4090 at any time of the day or night. You can also fill out our injury intake form, and we will answer your questions and address your concerns within 24 hours.
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Our attorneys service a wide range of areas throughout the State of Virginia, including:
- Caroline County
- Buckingham County