Bicycle Accident Attorney in Winston-Salem
In North Carolina, pedestrians and bicyclists have the same rights and responsibilities as motorists, but cyclists are often invisible to drivers. At Comerford Chilson & Moser in Winston-Salem, we help individuals who have been seriously injured in bicycle or pedestrian accidents.
We work diligently to maximize the amount injured parties recover for medical bills, lost wages, and other damages.
Having represented many clients who were seriously injured while walking or biking, we understand the devastating impact these accidents can have on victims and their families. Call us at (336) 568-8779 today.
Causes of Bike Accidents
Bicycle accidents can cause serious and sometimes even fatal injuries. Motor vehicle accidents are the leading cause of bike accident deaths, accounting for 90% of all such fatalities.
This is primarily since cars, trucks, and vans are larger and heavier than bicycles, and thus pose a greater threat in a collision. Additionally, cyclists are not protected in the way that someone inside a motor vehicle is protected.
These motor accidents can be the result of:
- A motorist running a stop light or stop sign
- A motorist dangerously cut off a bicycle entering a road
- A motorist making a right turn in front of a cyclist
- A motor vehicle rear-ended a bicyclist in the bike lane
- Someone opening a car door in the path of a bicycler
Commercial Vehicle Wreck Resulting in Death
Sadly, many bike accidents result in fatal injuries. In such a case, the family members of the victim may file a wrongful death lawsuit. These cases can be complex, and it is important to have an experienced attorney who understands how to navigate them. We have handled many of these cases, and we bring a sensitive approach to working with families who are dealing with this tragedy. While there is no amount of money that can ever make up for the loss of a loved one, we remain adamant about fighting for our clients and recovering the maximum amount possible.
Our Reputation Speaks For Itself
"During our first meeting, he assured me that he would take this anxiety and responsibility from me. Emotionally, I felt a deep sense of relief that stayed with me during the months he was working for me."- Roberta T.