Emporia, VA Bicycle Accident Injury Lawyer

Bike riding is a popular American pastime.  Enjoyed by everyone from children, to recreational enthusiasts, to professional cyclists, biking is an easy and inexpensive experience that can be enjoyed almost anywhere.

Unfortunately, thousands of cyclists are injured, many severely, and hundreds of cyclists are killed every year. If you or a family member are the victim of a bicycle accident, it will be critical in obtaining full compensation to seek an experienced injury lawyer for your case.

With more than 25 years of experience, firm founding attorney Mark Hurt has obtained millions of dollars for injury victims and the families who have lost a loved one due to negligence.  Mark Hurt has built a reputation throughout Southern and Southwest Virginia and East Tennessee for his legal skills, and has an extensive track record of success for securing maximum settlements and jury verdicts.  He is known for bringing a passion and tenacity to client representation on each and every case.

At The Law Offices of Mark T. Hurt, we firmly believe everyone should have the right to enjoy cycling safely.  In addition to helping those injured get the compensation they deserve, our objective is also to make our neighborhoods and communities safer for bike riders.

If you were injured or if a family member died in a bike accident, call our office today – 24/7 – to schedule a free consultation with bike accident Lawyer Mark Hurt!

Who May Be Liable for a Bike Crash?

If a cyclist is hit by a vehicle, there may be others in addition to the driver who may be liable.  Others who potentially may be liable include other drivers, companies, municipalities, and even the United States federal government.

As an example, if a cyclist is hit by a USPS driver, USPS will also likely be subject to liability.  If the driver was on patrol as a police officer, a city or state may also have liability.  Additionally, if a city or town fails to properly maintain roadways and a pothole or improper roadway maintenance or signage is a factor in a crash, the city or town may also be liable for the injuries sustained.

If the driver was a US postal service employee, the United States government may also be liable.  In this case, a special type of lawsuit must be initiated against the United States government.

As a bike accident lawyer, firm founder Mark Hurt has decades of experience investigating bike, motorcycle, and vehicle crashes.  He is dedicated to meticulous accident investigation – often through retaining professional accident investigators and reconstructionists – to determine all of those who may be at fault.  This is critical because identifying all liable parties can significantly impact the amount of compensation a victim obtains.  Once we determine who we believe to be at fault, we then seek to hold each party responsible for their share of accident damages.

About Firm Founding Attorney Mark Hurt and Our Firm

Over the past three decades, firm founding attorney and Duke Law graduate Mark Hurt has recovered millions of dollars in compensation for injured victims.  He has successfully tried cases and argued appeals in Virginia and Tennessee state courts, as well as in federal court.

Further, Mark has argued cases twice before our nation’s highest court, the United States Supreme Court.  This is a rare distinction, as fewer than 1% of attorneys ever argue cases before this court.

Mark uses his extensive trial and litigation experience and deep understanding of the law to help clients get the full and fair compensation to which they are rightfully entitled.  When you hire The Law Offices of Mark T. Hurt, you can rest assured that you will receive dedicated representation and that our firm will be tenacious in seeking justice and the full compensation that you rightfully deserve.

How Much Does It Cost to Hire a Bicycle Accident Lawyer?

We represent injured cyclists on a contingency fee basis, meaning that you will not owe us any fee unless compensation is recovered through a settlement or at trial.  We also advance all litigation costs while a case is ongoing (these expenses are usually paid back through a settlement or verdict).  As a result, you will not need to pay for any legal fees or expenses while your case is proceeding.

What Types of Bike Accident Cases Does Personal Injury Lawyer Mark Hurt Handle?

Each year, hundreds of bicycle crashes occur in Virginia and Tennessee, over 20% of which result in serious injuries and fatalities.[1]  Commonly, bike crashes are caused by the failure to yield; crashes are also commonly caused by the failure of a driver to pay attention to bicyclists.  In some cases, alcohol is a factor in a bike crash. From backing out of parking spots without looking and making left turns into bike lanes to running stop signs, distracted driving, and drunk driving, many of these catastrophic collisions could have been easily avoided.

Regardless of the underlying cause or causes of a bike accident, we can seek full compensation from all those responsible.

What Types of Injuries Can Occur in a Bike Crash?

Because bicyclists often have little protection if they are hit (other than perhaps a helmet), they often suffer severe, and sometime catastrophic, injuries, such as those involving:

  • Traumatic Brain and Head Injuries
  • Spinal Cord Injuries
  • Herniated Discs
  • Whiplash
  • Paralysis
  • Broken Bones and Fractures
  • Soft Tissue Lacerations and Injuries
  • Road Rash
  • Abrasions
  • Amputations

Many bike accident injuries require extensive, lifelong medical care, all of which comes at great expense.  In some tragic cases, bicyclists are killed by negligent motorists.  Innocent cyclists and their families should not have to shoulder the financial burden alone.

What Damages are Potentially Recoverable in a Bicycle Crash Case?

Bike accident victims and their families are entitled under both Tennessee and Virginia law to the damages they incurred resulting from their crash.  In general, such damages typically include property damage (such as the value of the bike), medical expenses, lost wages, and pain and suffering.  Other damages are also recoverable; once we speak with you and learn about your case we can advise as to the types of damages that may apply in your case.

In cases of severe and long-term injury, the damages that are potentially recoverable will be significant.  In such cases, in addition to past lost income, medical expenses, and pain and suffering, future lost income, medical expenses, and pain and suffering will also be recoverable, as will other damages, such as damages associated with the loss of enjoyment of life associated with the inability to engage in lifestyle activities (such as exercise or playing with a person’s children) and potentially the loss of consortium with a spouse.

Once we determine the amount that a client is entitled to receive, we will make a demand for full and fair compensation from all those who we believe are liable, and we will typically also file a lawsuit.

How Much am I Likely to Receive in a Bike Accident Case?

In addition to the severity of the injury and the other potential damages noted above, a key factor in the ultimate recovery in a bicycle crash case will be based upon who is at fault, and the availability of insurance to pay for liability.  At the outset of a case, in addition to determining all those at fault, we will also want to find out what insurance may be available to satisfy the liability of each defendant.

When large companies and cities are at fault, they typically have both substantial assets and insurance. Thus even in the case of a large verdict, these types of defendants are typically able to pay the full amount of a judgment (or a fair settlement).

If an individual driver is the only one liable, the driver’s insurance will be responsible for paying the settlement or a judgment up to the policy limits.  To the extent that insurance is insufficient to cover all liability, an injury victim must look to the assets of the driver to see whether additional funds can be obtained.  Unfortunately, if the driver is not insured, they will likely have little assets from which a meaningful settlement of judgment can be obtained.

Next Steps

If you or a loved one was injured in a tragic bike accident, we know that you will likely have many questions about your case, including what to do next.  If you were injured because of someone else’s negligence, or if your family lost a loved one, we would look forward to discussing the facts of your case and explaining your legal options for seeking the compensation you may need for treatment.

Do not delay – contact bicycle accident lawyer Mark Hurt today for a free consultation to learn how he and our firm can help you seek the maximum compensation possible for your injuries.  We are available to take your call 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

If you hire our firm, you will pay us nothing up front, and you will pay no fee unless and until we have secured compensation on your behalf!


[1] To learn more about crashes in Virginia, please see 2019 Virginia Traffic Crash Facts, Commonwealth of Virginia, https://www.dmv.virginia.gov/safety/crash_data/crash_facts/crash_facts_19.pdf.

What Our Clients Say

A very professional team who understands the stress of being in an accident. Our paralegal, Courtney Cormier, made us always feel as if things were being taken care of and it was nice to be worry free.
Kristina Murray
Kristina Murray
18:29 03 Mar 21
Diana Phipps
Diana Phipps
13:46 03 Mar 21
After my car accident, Mr. Hurt and his team worked very diligently to get me a fair settlement. Courtney Cormier, a paralegal on the team, was an invaluable asset to me. She always kept me informed of everything that was happening. I couldn't have had a better experience.
Caleb & Kristina Murray
Caleb & Kristina Murray
21:54 22 Feb 21
I could not be more pleased with the service I received. He is a wonderful lawyer and he gets the job done.
Country living woman Mountains
Country living woman Mountains
05:52 22 Dec 20
This law firm has great people skills and are very professional and efficient I would definitely recommend anyone to this law firm.
Lucas Green
Lucas Green
18:06 06 Dec 20
Courtney done a very good job with my case at the abingdon va office very quick and efficient great job highly reccomended my auto accident was in may and alreadh we have settled for maximum amount thanks so much
James Smith
James Smith
06:57 05 Dec 20
I contacted the law offices of Mark T. Hurt regarding a traffic ticket I received. Initially I was concerned because I live between Florida and New York, and with Virginia being midway, handling my ticket would be a major inconvenience, and I wanted to keep my record free of any infractions.Choosing Mark T. Hurt to represent me was the best choice I made, and it was further improved with the assistance of Rhonda, who contacted me once they received my request. Rhonda is one of those unique people who has mastered the fine line between being perfectly professional and friendly. Every conversation we had, was made to feel as if I were speaking to a close friend. One of the most appreciated aspects of working with her was her understanding and respectful of my schedule and time.For my work, I have a hectic schedule and very few free moments, so being able to handle things quickly and effectively is a priority for me, and Rhonda understood that and took care of everything as if she knew exactly what I was expecting. I even got sick while working with Rhonda, and her first comment was to wish me well. She also went out of her way to find solutions regarding my traffic citation that worked around my schedule. The price was fair, and when considering the quality of work and more importantly, the quality of people you will be reliant upon to ensure the best possible outcome for whatever your situation is, they can ask for 10x more than what I paid and it would still be worth it.All in all, recommendation for this law office, and for Rhonda herself, could not be higher. If you are searching for someone to represent you in any legal matter whatsoever, this is the office to work with. Thank you again Rhonda.
Al Fortunatti
Al Fortunatti
00:47 07 Nov 20
My lawyer Courtney in charge of my case was very professional, and very responsive to my personal injury and auto claim. She had it settled in a timely manner very polite and I would recommend this office to anyone.
Samantha Mays
Samantha Mays
21:28 06 Nov 20
I would highly recommend this law firm! Courtney helped me with my personal injury case, she answered all my questions and was always responsive throughout the entire process.She advocated for me efficiently and strived for the best possible outcome.
SCTC-Kimberly Dickey
SCTC-Kimberly Dickey
17:16 27 Oct 20
I'm not a Virgina resident and had found this firm through Google. I have a traffic violation case in tennessee and was desperate to get awnsers. This law office's staff was so helpful even though I wasn't able to even be a client, I believe the person who awnsered was Ashley. After their direction on finding another attorney and my case I was able to push my court date back and will be able to find someone to represent me.I'm not even a client, they didn't have to help me at all! I just wish they practiced in the tri cities area! Would recommend this group!
Benjamin Smith
Benjamin Smith
18:34 22 Oct 20
I contacted the affordable Law Offices of Mark T Hunt regarding a ticket I received. They requested certain documents from me, went to court on my behalf and got the ticket dismissed! The entire process was easy, fast and efficient. When I emailed or texted them their response time was impeccable!I would HIGHLY recommend them if you are looking for a professional attorney!
Davina Waller
Davina Waller
16:41 22 Oct 20
Under the circumstances that I had to have an encounter with Mr. Hurt, if I needed another team to represent me, I wouldn't hesitate for a second. The sheer communication that I had with Ashley was phenomenal. I was informed every step of the way. I was directed to each step of the process. I thoroughly enjoyed working with this law firm and would HIGHLY reccomend them. They were able to have my ticket completely dropped with no points added. Thank you all so much for all your hard work you did for me.
Chris Sanders
Chris Sanders
16:56 21 Oct 20
Mark and his team were very professional and courteous. They done a excellent job with my traffic ticket. I would highly recommend them.
Shannon Hanes
Shannon Hanes
16:26 21 Oct 20
My son got a speeding ticket in Virginia going back to school in Alabama. We contacted Mark Hurts office and they were very responsive and handled the entire situation for us.
Mary Ellen Fennell
Mary Ellen Fennell
22:54 20 Oct 20
The Law Offices of Mark Hurt made the process of dismissing my ticket so effortless! They were told me all the steps I needed to take to make Mr. Hurt’s job easier, and he was able to dismiss my ticket! I’m so thankful I used Mark Hurt to represent me in court. I would highly recommend him to anyone I know.
Cristina Marie
Cristina Marie
16:33 15 Oct 20
Friendly. Efficient. Professional.I’m thankful!
Moody Witoutcoffee
Moody Witoutcoffee
03:56 09 Oct 20
Rafael Oliveira
Rafael Oliveira
11:13 06 Oct 20
Cleber Bandi
Cleber Bandi
00:06 06 Oct 20
Lindaura Williams
Lindaura Williams
23:47 05 Oct 20
Flavia Oliver
Flavia Oliver
14:48 05 Oct 20
T. O.
T. O.
19:55 03 Oct 20
anita R Oliveira
anita R Oliveira
15:25 03 Oct 20
I highly recommend anyone to choose The Law Offices of Mark T. Hurt for their issues! They were extremely nice, helpful, and professional, especially Courtney! Every question and concern was always answered. I am thankful for all their help!!
Brittany Gobble
Brittany Gobble
17:35 29 Sep 20
They were very helpful, and answered all of the questions I had, and got great results from my court hearing, I would highly recommend!
Bodie Breitbach
Bodie Breitbach
15:49 21 Sep 20
This law firm is the best of the best and Courtney was just wonderful in every aspect. Extremely helpful and answers every question and always willing to help! Mark Hurt and his crew are the best! Thank you all for helping my family in a very difficult time. Highly recommend.
Tony Statzer
Tony Statzer
14:41 17 Sep 20
Late in July I was charged with a reckless driving ticket in Greenville County, Virginia. I got caught going 83mph in a 55mph zone. It was my first offense on my driving record and I did not need a misdemeanor which could hurt my career. I was assured by Mrs Rhonda Hurt not to worry and that her team would take care of it. On my end, the only effort I put in was taking a 12 hour defensive driving course and sending her my driving record. Two months later, the result of my hearing was a reduction to a defective equipment/non driving violation with 0 points off my record. The other good part about this case was I did not have to go to court. In court fees I paid $68 and a fine of $78 for my ticket. Mrs. Rhonda and her team put together a miracle in that county and I cannot give her enough credit. I sincerely recommend this firm because I know they worked hard on my case and will do the same for you. Thank you again!
Marqus Keith
Marqus Keith
14:54 15 Sep 20
I highly recommend this law firm! Rhonda answered all my questions regarding social security questions and she put my nerves at ease! Im so thankful for her kind spirit and her honesty!
Catina Ratliff
Catina Ratliff
17:51 05 Sep 20
The law offices of mark hurt was very good to me and my family great people great service and great results courtney was our paralegal that presided over the case could not have asked for more to be done.
Danny Kiser
Danny Kiser
18:34 31 Aug 20
I got a traffic ticket while I traveled passing through VA in May.It is a big deal if you have the Law Section: 44-1/46/2-862 and speeding excess of 80 MPH in your ticket. It is a Criminal Misdemeanor Reckless Driving Charge!I saw Mark T. Hurt's Law office simple letter, I decided to give a call and get a free consultation.From the call, Rhonda provided a detail explaining the criminal charge of the Misdemeanor Reckless Driving ticket is about. She is a very caring and honest person, no sale pressure to me to take their law office at all.Once I decided to use their firm to represent me in court, it didn't take an hour, I was told totake some actions and wait for cout day to see the result. That is that simple and no worry at all. On the court date, I received text messages from lawyer's office. Guess what? The lawyer did a miraculous and fantastic job for me in the court.The Reckless Driving Misdemeanor ticket has been reduced to an Improper Driving traffic ticket.Thanks to Mark T. Hurt's Law office team! They are not only very professional and transparent but also does the best quality job you can find. I strongly recommend them to be your lawyer if you need one in VA.
C.Y. Kuan
C.Y. Kuan
01:07 23 Aug 20
Having landed a Reckless Driving (99 in a 65) on my way back to FL from WV, I came across this law firm when searching something along "best reckless driving lawyers Virginia."Mr. Hurt's firm dropped my "Criminal Misdemeanor" to an improper driving. Which from my understanding is right next to a normal speeding ticket.All expenses accounted (payment, court cost, fine), I'm out roughly $1,100 ; but I'd much rather pay that once today, than every six months to an insurance company for the next... God knows how many years. I am extremely grateful and overjoyed with my outcome.As far as speaking with the great ladies at these offices, everyone was always kind, quick, and considerate. They answered all my questions, explained all my options and possible outcomes. I had a clean record, and had now experience dealing with courts or lawyers, so their patience and knowledge was especially helpful. If I ever screw up again (I pray to God I don't) I hope it's in Virginia, so I can call upon Mr. Hurt's offices.
Nomadic Wolf
Nomadic Wolf
21:06 21 Aug 20
I would like to thank Hope for helping me get my SSDI. She was a true professional a great help with my success. great asset to the law firm and honest lady could not ask for anyone better. Thank You, David
David Harden
David Harden
21:17 20 Aug 20
I had a miracle outcome
jose feliz
jose feliz
22:14 18 Aug 20
I got stop in wyth county saw good reviews on Law of Mark, i can say i highly recomend them, got stop 79mph on a 60mph, they all i had to pay was a low amounth of $200 fine plus court cost $76 and they got me out with zero point infraction, if you looking for lawyer on traffic tickets here its the place to go with! Very professional and representatives will be there to help any time!
Brisio Gaza
Brisio Gaza
23:12 15 Aug 20
This law firm is the up most professional and highly knowledgeable in it's field of work. Courtney is awesome and a pleasure to work with she is the best at her job. We highly recommend this law firm!
Christy Statzer
Christy Statzer
02:52 11 Aug 20
Courtney Cormier and the law office, was amazing! Courtney was very efficient, timely, and responsive. I had an issue with a previous employee, but due to that, Mr. Hurt wanted to ensure that I was completely satisfied, so he made adjustments on his fee, just to make sure I was happy! You couldn't ask for a better paralegal or law office! I highly recommend this firm!
Jessica Ann Roberts
Jessica Ann Roberts
20:10 30 Jul 20
I called seeking help with a traffic ticket I received. I spoke to the legal assistant, Ashley and she was very helpful.
Nathan
Nathan
13:54 30 Jul 20
my Attorney Courtney Cormier was amazing and very helpful and patient with me and the case and always keep me updated on all the steps and procedures of the process i would definitely recommend her and this office they are amazing
Branden Lewis
Branden Lewis
15:24 21 Jul 20
These guys got my reckless driving charge of a 94 in 70 down to a improper driving. You won’t regret hiring them to help you out!
Haley Walser
Haley Walser
23:22 20 Jul 20
Great experience with Courtney Cormier! Thanks for the professional help!
Alisha Fagan
Alisha Fagan
16:26 20 Jul 20
Thank you for doing the best you guys did an amazing job with my case I appreciate everyone that worked on my case I definitely recommend this law firm!!
Abdullah Shaikh
Abdullah Shaikh
14:56 16 Jul 20
Great people! Very helpful and professional.
Heather Foster
Heather Foster
21:53 15 Jul 20
Wonderful, family oriented law firm. The staff are very attentive and courteous especially Courtney. I highly recommend this legal establishment!
Duane Cormier
Duane Cormier
17:25 15 Jul 20
Amazing group of people to work with Courtney is fantasticI would highly recommend this group
Kara Ginter-Hensley
Kara Ginter-Hensley
21:41 14 Jul 20
Great firm!! Diana will walk you through everything you need to take care of a traffic ticket.
Braden Alexander
Braden Alexander
19:28 14 Jul 20
They are very professional, and respectful with everybody, including one of his employees, Rafael
Flavia Oliver
Flavia Oliver
17:01 14 Jul 20
The personnel who work here are constiment professionals. Rhonda Hurt kept me abreast of all proceedings and changes without the need for me to follow up, allowing me to maintain a piece of mind knowing that the Law Offices of Mark T Hurt were on the job (Rhonda kept me up to date through text and e-mail).During the beginning of the COVID-19 outbreak all court dates were changed. I received a personalized letter from Mark assuring me that he and his team was on the job and was going to see my case through to the end while keeping me looped in.Thank you for all your help and persistence to see the great outcome I received.I highly recommend anyone to use the Law Offices of Mark T. Hurt for their issues!
Jon H
Jon H
11:34 13 Jul 20
They are a hard working team that care about their clients.
Frederick Baker II
Frederick Baker II
05:13 26 Jun 20
Fast, professional, and friendly. One of the best we have had for our family case and would HIGHLY recommend!!
Jonathan Mora
Jonathan Mora
19:13 04 May 20
I had a summons to court for reckless driving doing 82/70, and they took care of it without a problem and got it dismissed for me! They also work with you on your payments! Rhonda is the sweetest person I’ve ever spoke too, she worked with me and helped me tremendously! I highly recommend you choose this amazing and sweet firm to help your cases! ❤️
Aleah Nicole
Aleah Nicole
13:46 11 Apr 20