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Choosing the Best Attorney
The experience of the attorney is key to being able to get proper recovery, whether it be from another bicycle operator swinging by at a high speed too close to an oncoming bicyclist and knocking them over as they pass by, or being struck by a passing car or truck on the highway while they’re operating their vehicle in proper lane of travel in the right direction. Those types of claims take a lot of investigative expertise and careful attention to detail. If you hire the right attorney who has that experience, you can count on having a successful recovery too.
Common Mistakes To Avoid
Some of the most common mistakes people make who have injury claims from a bicycle accident in Virginia are simply not getting proper legal counsel soon enough in the case. The other types of mistakes are not following your doctor’s specific recommendations for treatments following an injury from a bicycle accident in Virginia. That simply means if you’ve been injured on a bicycle in Virginia, you probably have some pretty severe injuries and not looking after those properly is going to severely compromise the value of your case. Most important, though, is to find somebody with the proper experience to handle the investigation of your bicycle accident case in Virginia.
This is a process that depends on how severe your injury was. It also depends on how bad the misconduct was of the person that hit you. Those two things can be added together to come up with a value, but generally speaking, if you have a muscle strain injury, the value is a little less. If you have a fracture or other permanent type of injury, you could have a far higher claim value in that type of case. Certainly, it depends, though, in part on how bad the conduct was of the person that hit you because, if you can establish that they ran a red light or they were a drunk driver, the jury will give the severity of that misconduct a far higher value in compensating you for your injuries.
Statute of Limitations
Just like any other motor vehicle collision case, you have two years from the date of your accident in which to file a lawsuit in court to preserve your claim. That does not mean that you have to prove your case and have it concluded within two years. No, it simply means you have to file the lawsuit and start the litigation process within two years of your accident date.
Were you or a loved one involved in a serious wreck and have questions about what to expect after a bicycle accident in Virginia? Contact a Virginia bicycle accident lawyer at The Strong Law Firm today for a free confidential consultation and case evaluation. Let our experience work for you.