A bicycle accident can raise a combination of troubling and disorienting physical, legal, and insurance-related complications. Understanding your rights and the nuances of personal injury law is vital. Our Tulsa bicycle accident attorneys can help shoulder the burden.
At Aizenman Law Group, our Tulsa personal injury lawyers strive to guide you through the legal process while pursuing the compensation the law entitles you to.
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- Why Choose Aizenman Law Group to Handle Your Bicycle Accident Case
- How Much Is My Bicycle Accident Injury Claim Worth?
- Where Do Bicycle Accidents Happen in Tulsa?
- Bicycle Accident Injury Claims: An Overview of the Legal Process
- Aizenman Law Group Fights Back Against Wrongful Insurance Denials
- Actions You Can Take To Build a Strong Claim
- Contact Aizenman Law Group for a Free Consultation
Why Choose Aizenman Law Group to Handle Your Bicycle Accident Case
At Aizenman Law Group, we give you access to a bicycle accident lawyer and an advocate. We use our legal experience to champion your rights to pursue fair compensation for your losses so you can focus on your recovery. We are ready to take your call or answer your message.
As former insurance defense attorneys, we know firsthand how insurance companies operate. We can anticipate how adjustors may attempt to devalue your claim. We offer top-tier legal representation, listen to our clients, understand the law, and fight tirelessly for your legal rights.
We have a proven history of positive outcomes for our clients and have won substantial settlements for accident victims across Tulsa. Our clients also choose us for our empathy and dedication. We understand each case is unique and tailor our approach to meet your needs. We don’t collect fees unless we win a settlement on your behalf.
How Much Is My Bicycle Accident Injury Claim Worth?
Bicycle accident injuries can lead to hospitalization, rehabilitation, and other costly medical bills. If another party caused an accident, the law may entitle you to compensation for the damages incurred. Damages can be economic or non-economic.
Economic damages are monetary amounts, such as medical expenses, lost income, and property damages.
Medical expenses Relate to the medical costs associated with your bicycle accident injuries, including:
- In-patient hospital bills.
- Outpatient doctor’s visits.
- Diagnostic tests.
- Prescription medication.
- Physical rehabilitation.
- Medical equipment.
Severe injuries, like traumatic brain injuries and amputations, can require lifelong care. An adequate settlement covers your current and future medical costs.
Lost income. At Aizenman Law Group, we calculate your lost income based on how much you earned before the accident and how much you could have earned if you did not have the accident, including income from your job, bonuses, benefits, and vacation time. We may consult with financial and occupational experts to calculate your lost income.
Property damage. The law may also require that you receive compensation for any property damage. In a bicycle accident, that may include repair or replacement of your bike and reimbursement for any damaged personal items.
Non-economic damages are intangible losses, such as pain and suffering and loss of consortium, that are harder to evaluate.
Pain and suffering refers to your physical and mental trauma from the accident and its aftermath, including physical pain from your injuries, limitation of your activities, and non-physical pain, such as anxiety, depression, and post-traumatic stress disorder.
Loss of consortium is the loss of companionship and support of a loved one following an injury. The law may entitle your spouse to this damage as part of your bicycle accident claim.
Insurance companies may attempt to undervalue or deny non-economic damages because of their subjective nature. Aizenman Law Group works with expert witnesses, financial advisors, and medical practitioners to calculate a fair and accurate settlement for your non-economic damages.
Where Do Bicycle Accidents Happen in Tulsa?
A bicycle accident can happen anywhere, day or night. Many accidents involving bicyclists in Tulsa, however, share commonalities.
One common cause of bicycle accidents is driver negligence. Behaviors like failing to yield the right of way to a cyclist, distracted driving, speeding, or opening car doors without checking for cyclists can cause accidents. When a negligent motorist fails to respect your rights as a cyclist, the law may hold them accountable.
Environmental elements such as roads in disrepair, inclement weather, and low light conditions can also contribute to accidents.
According to the Oklahoma Highway Safety Office, more bicycle accidents in Tulsa occur:
- On Wednesdays and Thursdays.
- During May and September.
- At certain times: 2 to 4 p.m. and 6 to 8 p.m.
One stretch of road has had many bicycle accidents—South Lewis Avenue between East Eighth Street South and East 21st Street South.
Bicycle Accident Injury Claims: An Overview of the Legal Process
The legal landscape after a bicycle accident can appear overwhelming. The applicable laws differ based on your situation and can significantly influence your case. It is vital to understand your legal rights as a bicycle accident victim to receive fair compensation rather than settling for less than you deserve.
When you hire Aizenman Law Group, our attorneys take over all legal aspects of your case so you can focus on your physical and emotional recovery. From the moment you engage our firm, we start to build a robust case.
We thoroughly investigate the accident circumstances and collate critical evidence, like police reports, witness testimonies, and medical records. We work closely with medical professionals to understand your prognosis and calculate the full extent of your damages. We keep track of court dates, gather evidence, meet court deadlines, and are always available to answer your questions.
Liability in bicycle accidents often hinges on the concept of negligence—when someone acts carelessly and causes an accident. Our attorneys work tirelessly to discover who caused your accident because the law may hold them accountable for your injuries and damages. Our resources and experience help us establish fault and pursue fair compensation.
Aizenman Law Group Fights Back Against Wrongful Insurance Denials
Insurance companies protect their interests, not yours.
They can resort to deceptive tactics to minimize or deny bicycle accident injury claims by:
- Offering small settlements that do not fully cover your damages.
- Denying insurance coverage.
- Denying the accident caused the injury.
- Using delay tactics.
Our trial attorneys understand these strategies and won’t hesitate to bring the liable party to justice. We fight aggressively to protect your rights.
We will negotiate with the liable party’s insurance companies on your behalf. If negotiations do not result in a fair settlement, we will take the case to trial if this could result in a favorable outcome.
We strive to win fair compensation for you, but outcomes vary depending on the specifics of each case, such as the severity of the injuries, the circumstances of the accident, and the liable party’s insurance policy. With years of experience representing accident victims, we can build a strong case and fight for your interests.
Actions You Can Take To Build a Strong Claim
Receiving immediate medical care is the first step to physical, emotional, and financial recovery. Below are the actions we recommend you take after a bicycle accident to receive optimum care and have the best chance of getting the compensation you deserve.
Follow Your Treatment Plan
Receive treatment for all your injuries. Keep copies of your medical records and follow your doctors’ treatment plans. The insurance company may question the nature and severity of your injuries if you miss appointments or do not follow your care team’s recommendations.
Document All Communication With the Insurance Company
Make copies of all documents relating to the accident, including insurance claim forms. If you speak to an insurance representative over the phone, write down their full name and the date and time of the call. Don’t make any statement to the insurance company before speaking with a bicycle accident attorney.
Contact an Experienced Attorney
Bicycle accident cases can be complex and the consequences severe. An experienced bicycle accident injury attorney can protect your rights and help you receive fair compensation.
Aizenman Law Group offers free consultations to all prospective clients.
Bring documentation to your initial meeting, including:
- Pictures of the accident scene.
- Contact information of any witnesses.
- Medical records and bills.
- Insurance information—yours and the other party’s.
- Documentation of lost income.
- Receipts for accident-related expenses.
- The police report of the accident, which you can obtain from the Oklahoma Department of Public Safety.
Our free consultation costs you nothing, and you will discover whether you have a valid legal claim and what your options are for pursuing fair compensation.
Contact Aizenman Law Group for a Free Consultation
Bicycle accidents can be devastating, and their aftermath can be confusing and stressful. You don’t have to navigate this trying period alone. Start your road to recovery and justice today by contacting us for a free consultation.
Our attorneys don’t just represent our clients—we stand by them. We will guide you through the legal process, providing clarity, support, and a fierce commitment to pursuing the compensation that the law entitles you to.
For immediate help, call us at 918-426-4878 or fill out the inquiry form on our website, and we will get back to you promptly. At Aizenman Law Group, we’re dedicated to ensuring you receive the justice you deserve.