If you are injured while riding your bicycle by a motorist or other vehicle, you may be entitled to file a personal injury lawsuit. If a loved one is killed after being struck by a vehicle, his or her Estate may be entitled to file a wrongful death action for the benefit of the deceased cyclist’s family. To succeed, you and your experienced car accident and personal injury lawyers will need to prove the four elements of a negligence claim:
Duty of care — all motorists and other cyclists owe a duty of reasonable care which means, at minimum, keeping a careful watch for other traffic — including bicyclists and obey traffic laws;
Violation of the duty of care — such as making a right turn without checking for cyclists and/or pedestrians in the intersection;
Causation — the violation of the duty of care caused injury and/or damage AND
Actual injury or damage
Collisions involving bicycles are often the most deadly and severe. If you have been injured while biking, you are going to need proven lawyers like those at Brown Moore & Associates. To hire a Charlotte Bicycle accident lawyer, give a call at 704-335-1500.