Teller County Bicycle Accident Lawyers
Being struck as a cyclist can result in devastating consequences. You may have lost income from being unable to work or may be suffering from your injuries and paying hefty medical bills for your treatment. Even if your injuries are minor, they may be causing you pain and inconvenience in your daily life.
When another party is responsible for your bicycle accident in Teller County, you deserve compensation for your losses and injuries. The Bussey Law Firm P.C. can help you to achieve an optimal outcome in your circumstances. Our experienced Teller County personal injury attorneys are aggressive negotiators and passionate litigators should your case go to trial.
Contact us today at (719) 475-2555 so we can begin fighting for you.
Receiving compensation for your injuries requires proving the other party (the driver) caused the incident and your resulting injuries by their negligence. Where fault is established, the compensation you are entitled to will depend on many factors but can include compensation for non-economic losses such as pain and suffering, economic factors such as medical expenses and lost income, and physical impairments.
In Colorado, even if you contributed to the accident, you can still get damages from the other party as long as your fault is not measured as greater than, or equal to, that of the defendant.
A skilled lawyer can make all the difference in receiving maximum compensation through by establishing fault and quantifying and justifying your damages. Without a lawyer, you risk either receiving a settlement that is far less than you are entitled to, or potentially receiving no compensation if you are unable to establish the other party’s fault.
In the tragic event that the accident results in the death of a loved one, the victim’s family can seek compensation for the loss of their family member. This can include compensation for medical and funeral expenses, the loss of the deceased person’s income and assistance, pain and suffering, and loss of companionship.
In the first year following the wrongful death, only the surviving spouse can claim compensation. In the second year, this extends to include the decedent’s children, and the decedent’s eligible designated beneficiary to claim compensation.
The Bussey Law Firm, P.C. has experience receiving favorable outcomes for families in these situations. When one client was killed while riding their bicycle, their family sought compensation, but the at-fault driver only had $25,000 auto insurance. Our team was able to secure $350,000 for the deceased’s family by convincing the relevant insurance companies to pay their policy limits.
After a bicycle accident, the other party’s insurer is likely to try and offer you a settlement that is often less than you would otherwise be entitled to if the case progressed to court. Occasionally, the at-fault party’s insurer may also deny the fault of their client and challenge your entitlement to compensation.
A lawyer will help you to assess whether the settlement offer is appropriate or whether you could receive a better outcome. They can lead you through trial, negotiate a more favorable settlement for you, and can help establish fault and liability where the other party disputes this.
If you have suffered an injury or the loss of your loved one through a bicycle accident, contact the team at Bussey Law Firm, P.C. today.
Even if you aren’t sure whether compensation is available, a free consultation with our experienced attorneys will help you evaluate your legal options. Notably, the other party does not have to directly collide with the cyclist to be liable for damages. In one instance, our client received $100,000 in compensation when they were injured whilst biking by debris falling out of a commercial truck.
Our team has extensive experience in a range of personal injury cases and an impressive track record of obtaining favorable results for our clients. We fight aggressively for our clients to receive the maximum compensation available in their circumstances, whether through a settlement or trial.
Contact us today at (719) 475-2555 so we can help you too.