Bellevue Bicycle Accident Lawyer
For many people, riding a bicycle can be an excellent way to get around town in an environmentally friendly way. Unfortunately, bike riders can sometimes be vulnerable to accidents due to careless motorists.
A Bellevue bicycle accident lawyer from Inkelaar Law is available to help if you find yourself involved in a bike accident. Specifically, our legal team of seasoned personal injury attorneys could investigate your accident to be sure you know exactly who is responsible.
If you have suffered bodily injuries or other damages, we could work with you to see if we could recover damages to compensate you for any expenses. Our goal is to make sure you receive all the help you need to recover financially from your accident.
Typical Types of Bicycle Accident Injuries
Bicycle accidents may result in potentially serious injuries, especially in cases involving direct collisions with cars, trucks, and other vehicles. You may deal with a variety of severe injuries depending on how fast you were traveling and where the instigating vehicle hit you.
For example, a bicycle accident could result in a broken arm or leg due to impact damage or a fall, more severe accidents could result in organ damage or other internal damage. You may also suffer herniated disks or other back injuries; concussions and other head injuries are also possible even if you are wearing a helmet. Any injury no matter how seemingly minor should be evaluated by a qualified medical professional. It will help prevent potential further damage before you talk to a lawyer about your Bellevue bicycle accident.
Statute of Limitations for Bicycle Accident Cases
Bicycle accident victims generally have four years from the date of their accident to file a civil lawsuit, according to Nebraska Revised Statutes §25-207. This time applies to damages stemming from both bodily injuries and any property damage resulting from the accident.
Although this period is relatively long, you should file as early as possible to avoid any mistakes or errors. Contacting a Bellevue bicycle accident attorney may be a good way for you to ensure your legal claim is filed in time.
Many bicycle accident lawsuits claim that one or more other individuals was at fault for the plaintiff’s injuries. These cases often involve determinations by the court on each involved party’s degree of fault. As such, you should be aware that a Nebraska court may reduce your potential recovery if you are found partially at fault for your accident.
Under N.R.S. §25-21,185.09, an accident victim’s compensation can be reduced proportionally based on their percentage of fault. For example, if you are found 30 percent at fault for your accident, your final damage award could be reduced by 30 percent. If you are found 50 percent or more responsible for your accident, you would be completely barred from recovering damages.
How a Bellevue Bicycle Accident Attorney Could Help
Bicycle accidents can involve a variety of possible injuries, ranging from minor to potentially deadly in nature. If you sustained any injury in a bicycle accident, you probably have out-of-pocket medical expenses that you must deal with on top of physical recovery.
For a chance to recoup those expenses, contact a Bellevue bicycle accident lawyer from Inkelaar Law. Our attorneys could review your case and advise you on whether you might be able to recover damages in a civil lawsuit, and if so, the details of the process. If you decide to file a legal claim, we could represent you every step of the way, from the initial filing all the way to trial if necessary. Call Inkelaar Law today to schedule a consultation.