Ferguson & Ferguson

Attorneys at Law

Most bicycle accidents are caused by motorists that simply do not see the bicyclists when they are in intersections or in the traffic lane. Even though bicycles share the same responsibilities as automobiles, unfortunately they are much easier to hit and result in greater, even catastrophic injuries. Many cycling accidents occur in the bike lane, crosswalks and in the blind spots of other vehicles. If you or any of your loved ones are involved in bike or bicycle accident in Alabama, our bicycle accident attorneys are here to help. Call now. Call 256-534-3435.

If you have been struck while riding a bike, chances are that you have sustained severe injuries. In the event that you are injured and go to the hospital, be sure to have documentation produced for you that will provide as support for an accident injury claim if you are going to proceed with our lawyers regarding a accident settlement or lawsuit. Always cooperate with law enforcement officials if they request a statement at the scene or hospital and obtain a copy of any police reports. This will assist your lawyer in pursuing payment of your medical expenses and other damages.

Bike Accident Injuries

Although mandatory helmet laws and the use of other safety equipment such as lights, flashers and proper clothing can reduce the chance of a bike crash, if one does occur, it usually results in significant personal injury. The most common injuries are:

  • Concussions and closed head injuries
  • Fractures of arms, legs and ribs
  • Spinal injuries including herniated discs
  • Contusions, bruises, contusions, and severe abrasions often called road rash
  • Internal bleeding and injuries to vital organs

Damages You Can Recover

The Huntsville Law Office Of Ferguson and Ferguson is a experienced bicycle accident law firm with a long track record of obtaining for clients the compensation and accountability they deserve. An individual who negligently operates a motor vehicle in Huntsville may be liable for a wide variety of damages that an accident can cause, including but not limited to the following:

  • Disability and Disfigurement
  • Loss of Consortium
  • Medical Bills
  • Prescriptions
  • Future Medical Costs
  • Lost Wages
  • Loss of Earning Capacity
  • Mental and Emotional Distress
  • Out of Pocket Expenses
  • Pain and Suffering
  • Rehabilitative care
  • Medical devices (crutches, wheelchairs)
  • Bicycle repaired or replacement value
  • Loss of Enjoyment of Life
  • Wrongful Death

Causes of Bicycle Accidents in Alabama:

  • Car and Bike Driver negligence
  • Automobile Drunk driving
  • Car and Bike Drivers failing to yield
  • Defective maintenance of bike paths
  • Defective bicycle
  • Left Turning Vehicle at an Intersection
  • Left Turning Vehicle Through a Gap in Traffic
  • Right Turning Vehicle Traveling Ahead of a Cyclist
  • Right Turning Vehicle Overtaking a Cyclist
  • Doored on the Driver’s Side
  • Doored on the Passenger’s Side
  • Rear-Ended by a Vehicle When Merging Across Lanes to Turn Left
  • Side-swiped by a Passing Vehicle
  • Rear-Ended by a Passing Vehicle
  • Dog attack
  • Potholes
  • Malfunctioning traffic lights
  • Improper placement of utility poles or trees near the roadway
  • Foliage obstructing stop signs or other signs
  • Lack of a properly designed shoulder
  • Improper design or placement of median barriers
  • Improper lane width
  • Improperly designed intersections
  • Narrow bridge abutments
  • Uncovered ditches or obstructions or poor drainage
  • Construction site violations

Our Bicycle Accident Attorneys are Here to Help.

If you’ve been injured for any of these reasons, you deserve maximum compensation. Contact our Huntsville and Decatur bicycle accident attorneys to find out what you can recover in your case. When you contact us, it will only take a few minutes of your time to find out if you have a case, and can result in tens of thousands of dollars in compensation for you or your loved ones. Being injured in a bike accident can take a lot out of your physical and emotional health, you need to hire an attorney who understands what you’ve been through and can recover fair compensation to put you back into the position you were before the accident. You have enough on your mind after a bicycle accident, the last thing you need to worry about is paying your hospital bills and recovering lost wages. Call now. Call 256-534-3435 or 256-350-7200. We are here to help.

Our bicycle accident attorneys serve every city and county in the State of Alabama.