Johnson City Bicycle Accident Lawyer for Tennessee Bike Injuries
A bicycle accident can change your life forever. Bike crashes from high-speed collisions with commercial vehicles, drunk motorists, or distracted drivers can be horrific. Even when a cyclist is wearing a helmet, a serious crash can result in debilitating, life-long injuries or even death.
Those who suffer serious injuries typically incur significant medical expenses, missed work, and possibly even the inability to stay gainfully employed. In many cases, extensive and sometimes life-long care may be required, especially for injuries involving paraplegia and traumatic brain injury. Victims may never be able to work again, or to participate in normal activities. Additionally, the families who have lost a loved one in a tragic bike crash will struggle not only with the emotional loss, but also with the possible loss of income that the decedent would have provided.
Regardless of whether you are an injured cyclist or you suffered the loss of a family member in a bike crash, you deserve full and fair compensation for your losses. Call our office today to schedule a free consultation to learn about your legal options for pursuing maximum compensation.
How Can a Johnson City Bicycle Crash Attorney Help?
Whether you have lost a loved one or suffered disabling injuries from a cycling crash, experienced Johnson City bicycle accident attorney Mark Hurt offers tenacious representation for clients in seeking full compensation from all those responsible. Mark and our dedicated team:
- Investigate crashes,
- Interview witnesses,
- Take depositions,
- Retain accident reconstructionists,
- Hire medical, occupational, and financial experts as needed to address questions and issues concerning medical treatment and ongoing care needs, whether an injury victim may return to work, and how much income may be lost by either an injury victim from future work or by a family if a wage earner was killed,
- Handle calls with insurance companies and adjusters,
- Negotiate settlements,
- File lawsuits, and
- Try cases when a full and fair settlement cannot be obtained.
You can benefit from our over two decades of experience without coming out-of-pocket for any upfront costs, as we represent injured cyclists and the families who have lost a loved one on a contingency fee basis. This means we do not receive a fee unless compensation is obtained. We also advance all litigation costs and expenses (these are normally repaid from a settlement or jury award).
What Types of Bicycle Injury Cases Does Johnson City Bike Accident Lawyer Mark Hurt Handle?
Bicycle accidents can be caused by many types of negligent behavior, but some are more prevalent than others. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), the following are some of the most common causes of bike crashes:
- Collisions with vehicles (cars, trucks, SUVs, commercial delivery vehicles, etc.), which may be the result of driver inattention, drunk driving, texting, or other driver negligence
- Unrepaired roads
- Rider error or inattention
- Animals running in the road
Regardless of the cause, if you or a loved one was injured in a bicycle crash caused by someone else, call our office to schedule a free consultation to learn about your legal options for seeking compensation for your damages and injuries.
What Should I Do If I Am Injured in a Bike Accident?
First and foremost, it is critical to seek immediate medical attention, even if you do not believe your injuries are serious. Often, seemingly minor injuries – especially soft tissue injuries like back pain – can be much worse than they may first seem. Crashes involving even head injuries also require the immediate attention of a physician.
After being treated by a physician, it is also advisable to consult with an experienced bicycle accident attorney. Firm-founding attorney Mark Hurt can tenaciously pursue maximum compensation for all damages and expenses, including (but not limited to):
- Medical Expenses
- ER Visits
- Durable Medical Equipment
- Lost Wages and Lost Future Earnings
- Pain and Suffering
- Loss of Enjoyment of Life
- Punitive Damages (available in some cases if a defendant’s actions were particularly egregious)
As an experienced Johnson City bicycle injury lawyer, Mark Hurt can often negotiate a settlement with an insurance carrier for the at-fault driver without having to file a lawsuit. However, if a full and fair settlement is not obtained, Mark will not hesitate to take a case to trial in pursuing the maximum compensation to which you and your family are entitled.
Why Should I Hire A Johnson City Personal Injury Attorney for My Bike Accident?
Insurance companies are concerned with protecting their insured (such as the driver causing the bike crash) and with minimizing any payouts – not with providing a fair and just settlement. Consequently, insurance adjusters will look for any reason to deny a claim. Or they may offer a low-ball settlement, even if it requires taking advantage of an injured cyclist or the family who has lost a loved one in a bike crash.
Insurers understand that most people who do not retain a lawyer and who are not lawyers themselves will not take a case to court. Or, if they do so, they likely will not be able to represent themselves effectively. As such, insurance companies know if an injury victim is not represented by legal counsel, they can probably get away with paying a wholly inadequate settlement.
In nearly all cases in which significant injury occurred, those who are injured will likely receive more compensation from hiring an experienced Johnson City bicycle accident lawyer than if they represent themselves – even after taking into account attorneys’ fees. At The Law Offices of Mark T. Hurt, we stand up to insurance companies and defendants who try to avoid liability, and we fight tenaciously in seeking to obtain for our clients the maximum possible compensation for their injuries.
Call Today to Schedule A Free Consultation With Johnson City Bike Injury Lawyer Mark Hurt.
We represent bicycle accident victims on a contingency fee basis, meaning our clients never pay a fee unless we secure a settlement or recover damages at trial. Additionally, we advance all litigation expenses and costs (these are usually fully paid back from a settlement or jury award). As a result, you needn’t worry about paying for court costs and other litigation expenses while recovering from your injuries.
We hired Mr. Hurt to help settle a worker’s comp injury case for my husband. Mark, Bart, and Mary worked tirelessly to resolve his case and reach a settlement we were pleased with. They were always available to answer questions and returned calls in a timely manner.