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Bicycle Accidents – Northern Virginia

Northern Virginia Bicycle Accident Lawyers

Bicycle Accidents - Northern VirginiaWith the increased popularity of bicycle riding as a sport, for exercise, and as a means of transportation in Virginia and the surrounding areas, there has been an increase in the need for licensed Northern Virginia bicycle accident lawyers that can help injured cyclists.

Riding through the rolling hills of the countryside is an enjoyable way to see it while getting fresh air and exercise. Taking a bike into town or across the city can sometimes be faster than taking a car and having to look and pay for parking. People from all over the country come to Virginia to ride on its hundreds of miles of bicycle friendly trails. From rugged mountain bike trails for advanced riders to refined family friendly trails for riders of all levels, many people find enjoyment and sport in this practical means of transportation.

Sadly, many bicycle riders get injured each year when they collide with cars and other vehicles, pedestrians, and other bicycle riders. Many of these accidents could be prevented if it were not for the negligent, reckless or sometimes malicious behavior of others. If a bicycle rider is injured because someone else was not paying attention to what they were doing or was not following the rules of the road, etc., they may be entitled to compensation for their injuries.

Many injured bicycle riders need medical attention as soon as possible after an accident occurs. For some, this is in the form of paramedics coming to the accident scene to treat the rider and to take them to the emergency room as needed. For others, they may go to an urgent care or their primary physician depending on the time of day and the severity of their injuries. Regardless of the sort of medical treatment an injured cyclist gets and regardless of whether she or he has their own health insurance or not, these medical costs can add up quick.

Many injured cyclists need to be hospitalized and/or have follow-up exams and treatments in the days, weeks, months, and sometimes years following an accident. Many people have to take time off of work to recover from their injuries. Many families need to hire people to make up for someone who is injured and cannot take care of their normal responsibilities, such as childcare, housekeeping, transportation, etc. All of these things are costly and can cause a huge financial hardship for an individual and/or a family. Many bicycle accident victims value the help of an attorney because while the attorney deals with the legal aspects of their case, they can focus on trying to heal get back to their everyday lives.

If you have been injured in a bicycle accident because of someone else’s negligent, reckless or malicious behavior, you will need to prove one of these in a court case in order get compensation from the responsible parties. Many bicycle accident victims find it easier to get the compensation they are entitled to when they have licensed Northern Virginia bicycle accident lawyers on their side, like those you can find on the dedicated team at Cohen & Cohen, P.C.


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