Bicycle Accidents

Civil

Even while cities push to make their streets more bicycle-friendly, negligent drivers are a cyclist’s worst enemy. When cyclists are forced to share the road with distracted or drunk drivers, injuries are practically unavoidable.

On the road, cyclists bear the same rights and responsibilities as automobile drivers. But in an auto accident, despite a cyclist’s best efforts to stay safe, the injuries are always more severe.  Without the cushioning that a car can provide upon impact, cyclists are critically vulnerable in a collision. Broken bones, soft tissue damage, head and neck injuries, traumatic brain injuries, spine injuries, even paralysis—these consequences are unfortunately common when cyclists are struck.

Nearly two cyclists a day are killed in traffic accidents in the U.S. However, auto insurance companies will try to misinterpret the facts to avoid paying out on claims.

Steve Shellist and his team can help cyclists and their families recover from the consequences of a collision. The Shellist Law Firm is experienced with:

  • Navigating the claims process with insurance companies
  • Handling payment for hospital bills and medical expenses
  • Recovering for damages or lost wages
  • Negotiating for insurance companies to cover future medical expenses

The Shellist Law Firm works with cyclists, their families, their medical providers, and their insurance companies to ensure that injured cyclists are made whole. When you’re injured as a result of a driver’s negligence, you need a skilled, aggressive trial attorney on your team to combat insurance companies during the claims process. Call our offices for a confidential consultation.