There are few accidents that are as dangerous as those involving cyclists. Since many of these accidents involve vehicles, cyclists have little to no protection against what can be an incredible force. At Habush Habush & Rottier S.C. ®, we understand just how catastrophic these accidents can be, and our legal team can help you take any line of legal action necessary to pursue compensation from whoever was responsible for your unnecessary pain and suffering.
Under Wisconsin law, cyclists are supposed to be treated just like any other legal vehicle on the road. Despite their right to use the road like other vehicle operators, the unfortunate fact remains that cyclists are often not treated with the same care and courtesy that people operating cars and trucks expect. Sadly, this kind of disregard for cyclists contributes to serious bicycle accidents with disturbing regularity in Greenfield, just as it does all over the country.
When motorists do hit cyclists, or cause a bicycle accident under any other set of circumstances, they can and should be held accountable through a personal injury claim. To establish fault for the accident, it will be critical that accident victims obtain copies of the police report, along with any statements from people who may have witnessed the accident. In any event, once you reach out to one of our attorneys, we can help you do what is necessary to determine liability and to pursue your claim.
As much care as you may have taken to maintain your bicycle, there is little that can be done to protect against defects in its design or manufacturing. If your accident was caused by some defect in the bicycle you were riding, it may be possible to hold the company responsible for the defect accountable for the accident. Aside from the compensation that we may be able to recover with your claim, there is a good chance that you may be able to help prevent others from being injured by the same defect.
Once we are able to determine who may be held responsible for your accident, we will be able to shift our attention toward developing a claim for all of the economic damages that have come to be associated with the accident. Though every claim will be unique, most personal injury claims of this kind will seek compensation for medical and rehabilitative costs, pain and suffering, and wages lost during the recovery process. In prior cases, our firm was able to recover $2.4 million for a cyclist who was hit by a car and $7 million for a man who became paralyzed in an accident caused by a defective bicycle.
If you or someone you love was injured in a bicycle accident that was caused by the recklessness or negligence of another person, you should reach out to a lawyer to begin discussing what legal action may be available to you. At Habush Habush & Rottier S.C. ®, we have more than 75 years of experience that we can put to work for you. To speak with a bicycle accident attorney in Greenfield about the particulars of your claim, please call our offices at (414) 271-0900 today.