North Carolinians are increasingly using bicycles as a method of recreation and transportation. The continuous expansion of Raleigh’s greenways is indicative of Wake County’s own growing population of cyclists. Unfortunately, bicycles do not come equipped with airbags, seatbelts, or the layers of thick metal found on automobiles, so when a cyclist is hit by a negligent motorist, the results are often devastating. The personal injury attorneys of Maginnis Law can help relieve some of the stress and financial burdens resulting from a bicycle accident by negotiating and litigating your claim for you. You may reach the Raleigh bicycle accident attorneys at Maginnis Howard at (919) 526-0450, or you may submit a new case inquiry by visiting our contact page.
Negotiating and litigating a bicycle accident claim is more or less difficult depending upon the specific facts of your case. In simpler cases, liability may not even be contested; the sole issue may be damages. Even in such damages only cases, we are typically able to add value to our client’s claim because of our familiarity with North Carolina personal injury law. We render a complete and thorough evaluation of our client’s damages and make a full investigation into all potential sources of recovery. Finding additional sources of recovery, including all applicable underinsured and uninsured motorist policies, is often a critical step in representing an injured cyclist.
Bicycle accident claims become more complicated if the automobile insurance company, or its attorney, asserts that you were “contributorily negligent.” North Carolina’s harsh contributory negligence rule provides that even if a plaintiff is 1% at-fault for his or her injuries, he or she may not recover any damages from the defendant. If an insurance adjuster has claimed that you were contributorily negligent, do not accept their word for it! This is a common tactic in bicycle accident claims. The personal injury lawyers of Maginnis Howard are happy to consult with you regarding your claim to evaluate whether you were, in fact, contributorily negligent and, if so, whether there is an exception that can save your case (there often is).
The Raleigh bicycle accident attorneys of Maginnis Howard offer free telephone or in-person consultations for all personal injury cases. We represent injured cyclists solely on a contingency basis so that you pay no attorneys’ fees unless you make a financial recovery. If you are unable to travel as a result of your injuries and would like your free consultation, we will make arrangements to come to you.
If you have been involved in a bicycle accident in Raleigh, Durham, Chapel Hill, Cary, Morrisville, Apex, Wake Forest, Clayton, or anywhere in the surrounding Triangle area, contact a Raleigh Bicycle Accident Attorney at Maginnis Howard at (919) 526-0450. You may also utilize our contact page to submit a new case inquiry to one of our attorneys; you will typically receive a response the same day.