Charlotte Bicycle Accident Lawyer
If you suffered injuries after being hit by a car while riding your bicycle in Charlotte, you may be able to hold the at-fault driver legally accountable. Furthermore, you could recover compensation for your injuries, medical bills, lost wages, and other damages. Our Charlotte Bicycle Accident Lawyer team is here to help.
A Charlotte bicycle accident lawyer with Anastopoulo Law Firm can review your case and legal options for free. Our firm provides complimentary consultations and handles these cases with no upfront fees. We only collect attorney’s fees if we recover money for you. We can review your legal options with you when you’re ready.
You May be Able to Recover Accident-Related Damages
If we can prove that a careless or reckless driver caused your crash and injuries in Charlotte, NC, we can pursue compensation that could help you recover the losses and costs you incurred. This may include a range of both economic and non-economic damages. Examples include:
- Medical treatment, future care needs, and related costs
- Lost wages and other income
- Diminished earning ability
- Replacement of your bicycle
- Other related expenses
- Pain and suffering
- Other intangible losses
Family Members May Be Eligible to Recover Wrongful Death Damages
If the injuries sustained in a Charlotte bicycle accident lead to the victim’s death, qualifying family members can demand compensation through a wrongful death action under G.S. § 28A-18-2.
Additionally, if this happened to your loved one, Anastopoulo Law Firm is here to help. We are so sorry for your loss and want to help you hold those who caused it accountable. We can explain your recoverable damages and other details of these cases during your free consultation with our Charlotte team.
For a free legal consultation with a bicycle accidents lawyer serving Charlotte, call (800) 777-7777
Anastopoulo Law Firm Will Manage Your Charlotte Bicycle Collision Case
Anastopoulo Law Firm has more than 25 years of legal experience managing cases for accident victims. As you can see from our testimonials, clients trust us to provide the aggressive legal representation they are looking for and to pursue the results they need.
If we handle your Charlotte bicycle accident claim, you will not pay us anything upfront. Our clients never pay us unless we recover a settlement or other compensation for them. We will prepare and file your claim or take your case to trial using our time, experience, and resources. We will seek fair and just money damages for you based on:
- The severity of your injuries
- The strength of the evidence against the at-fault driver
- Your medical bills and other related expenses
- Expert witnesses who help us understand your future needs and other losses
- The value we calculate for your damages
While most cases settle with an insurance claim and never go to trial, sometimes we must sue the negligent driver to recover compensation for our clients. If this happens in your case, you can count on us to protect your rights and fight for your best interests.
Our Charlotte Office
We have an office in Charlotte, NC, located at:
525 N. Tryon St., Ste. 1600
Charlotte, NC 28202
In addition, we meet with accident victims where it is easiest for them. This could include their home, a hospital, a rehabilitation facility, or another location.
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Proving Liability in a Charlotte Bicycle Accident Case
At Anastopoulo Law Firm, our Charlotte personal injury lawyers know how to determine what led to an accident and who is responsible. Liability often falls on the motorist in bicycle accident cases. Drivers who are not expecting to see a bicycle may not spot them in time to avoid an accident. This can lead to:
- Opening the door into a bike’s path
- Failing to yield when turning
- Not sharing the lane as required
- Not passing with enough space
- Moving into the bike’s lane while passing or changing lanes
Of course, many circumstances can lead to a car versus bicycle collision. We gather evidence to determine what happened and how the accident occurred. This often includes taking steps such as:
- Obtaining a copy of the police report
- A survey of the accident scene
- Accident reconstruction
- Seeking and obtaining video of the collision
- Canvassing for witnesses
In general, proving negligence and liability requires us to have evidence to show:
- Traffic laws obligated the driver to take a specific action.
- The driver failed to do so, violating the law.
- This directly led to the crash and the injuries suffered.
- Our client sustained physical, financial, and/or emotional harm.
Our team knows how to conduct these investigations and build a strong argument, whether that is to support our insurance claim or present it to the judge and jury at trial. We are ready to work on your case today and can start when you are ready.
Are There Deadlines for Recovering Damages in a Charlotte Bike Accident?
There are deadlines for suing an at-fault driver following a traffic crash in North Carolina. In general, these include three years for personal injury cases (G.S. § 1-52) and two years for wrongful death suits (G.S. § 1-53). Exceptions may exist that extend or shorten these timelines.
While these deadlines technically do not apply to insurance, having the right to sue when the driver’s insurer will not negotiate with us in good faith provides a lot of leverage. It may be difficult or impossible to get appropriate compensation in your case if you miss these deadlines.
Evidence of Your Bicycle Accident Could Deteriorate Over Time
In addition, there are other steps we need to take to ensure we can seek a fair settlement for our clients, and many of them are time-sensitive. Some evidence is only available for a short time after an accident. This could include:
- Video footage of the accident
- Accurate witness statements
- The exact circumstances at the scene (e.g., overgrown hedges or standing water)
- Drug or alcohol testing of the driver
Contacting our Charlotte office as soon as possible after your bicycle collision could allow us to build a stronger case on your behalf.
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Speak to a Team Member from Anastopoulo Law Firm for Free Today
Anastopoulo Law Firm offers free case reviews for victims hurt in bicycle accidents in Queen City. We will assess your case against the driver who hit you or any other liable parties, determine your legal options, and review your right to recover compensation. We can also answer your questions.
Call (800) 777-7777 now for your free case evaluation with our team serving Charlotte.
*Lastly, each case is different and must be evaluated on its individual facts. Prior results do not guarantee that similar results will be achieved in future cases.