In today’s society many people are leaving their cars at home to ride their bicycles to work, to shop, or just to exercise. With more people on bikes, the risk of cyclists getting into collisions with automobiles is also rising, leading to an increase in injuries.
With this increasing level of injury to pedestrians and cyclists alike, it’s likely that you or someone you know has been injured, or will be, in a collision between a bicycle and a vehicle. It’s a terrifying scenario to find yourself in a car-meets-bike accident when there’s nothing but a few pads and a helmet to protect you from a large, fast moving metal object.
It can feel equally intimidating and overwhelming to realize after the fact that your injuries are extensive and will result in expensive medical costs. You may even feel betrayed when you hear the settlement offer from the other party’s insurance company. However, when faced with a showdown with insurance representatives on the other side of the table, you need to know that you don’t have to settle. The insurance company will do whatever it can to minimize its own liability, and sometimes that means leaving you with a less than fair settlement to cover medical expenses.
Your Alternative to Insurance Settlements
There is another option though. The image of personal injury claims may have suffered from negative portrayals on television – or from widely reported cases of fraud – but in reality there are many seriously hurt people who are able to put their lives back together through these judgments. If you are in a situation where you need someone to speak up for your rights, an attorney like David Boehrer, who is very experienced in personal injury claims, is the best person to have on your side.
Proving Your Personal Injury Claim
Proving your case will involve three key areas in order to show that your claim is legitimate. The first point that must be proved is the defendant’s duty to the person who was injured. Second, that there was a failure to act which was unreasonable and resulted in the injuries of the plaintiff. Finally, the plaintiff must prove there was a genuine injury as a result of that act.
Choosing Your Attorney
David Boehrer is an attorney with extensive experience in handling the complex and difficult personal injury cases in Nevada, including injuries from bicycle accidents. If you’ve been injured in a similar situation, you should act quickly.
We invite you to call us at the David Boehrer Law Firm today at (702) 750-0750 to discuss your options.