Bicycle Accidents

Baton Rouge Bicycle Accident Lawyer

Bicycle Accident Injuries and Claims in Baton Rouge

It's no secret that there are more automobiles on the road than bicycles. Although bicycle use is mainly limited to exercise, hobby or close-proximity travel, bicyclists have rights on the road and others sharing the roads and streets often ignore these rights. As much as motor vehicle drivers may be aware that a bicyclist has some right to the road, they often ignore the guidelines that every driver should follow to maintain proper safety when bicycles and motor automobiles share the road. As children use bikes as their main mode of transportation, there are many tragic cases of injury or loss of life involving young people who are innocent and suddenly hit by a car or truck at no fault of their own.

Experienced Injury Attorney in Baton Rouge

Some of the most common personal injuries occur in bicycle accidents where the driver of a motor vehicle clips the bicyclist while riding on the side of the road, or turns into the path of a bicyclist crossing an intersection. Responsible bicyclists wear protection such as helmets, elbow-pads and knee-pads. These measures are meant to protect a bicyclist in a fall, but provide little protection in the event of a collision with a car or truck. Victims of bicycle accidents often suffer broken bones, severe head trauma resulting in head or brain injury, or internal injuries. If you or someone you care about has been injured in a bicycle accident and have questions concerning compensation, a Baton Rouge injury attorney at The Layfield Law Firm, LLC can help.

The Layfield Law Firm, LLC knows how important it is to consult a professional in these situations. The process for optimal compensation can depend on time-sensitive factors and preservation of evidence related to the accident. Victim's rights are important in bicycle accidents and hard work is necessary to be consistently successful in personal injury cases. The Layfield Law Firm will dedicate time and attention to your case. Each client will receive the same high-quality level of thorough preparation and dedication deserved.

Contact a personal injury lawyer at The Layfield Law Firm, LLC if you or someone you care about has been injured in a bicycle accident and would like to seek compensation.

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    A personal injury accident is the result of the negligent, reckless or careless action of another. An accident that occurs from the use of a dangerous or defective product is an example of a personal injury accident. Another example is a drunk driver who causes a car collision with injuries or fatalities. In the case of negligence, the victim may be eligible for monetary compensation that can include lost income, medical expenses, and pain and suffering. Beau Layfield and The Layfield Law Firm, LLC can represent a client in court and negotiate with insurance companies to pursue the maximum possible compensation.

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