Minneapolis Bicycle & Pedestrian Accident Lawyer
Skilled legal representation to obtain fair compensation
Drivers must obey many rules and regulations to operate their vehicles safely under the law. Perhaps the most important is to be alert to pedestrians and bicyclists who have little in the way of protection in the event of an accident. Disabling spinal cord injuries, traumatic brain injuries, and broken bones are all common outcomes when cars and trucks strike pedestrians and bicyclists. And just as pedestrians and bicyclists are vulnerable on the road, you are vulnerable to the ways and means of insurance companies if you have been involved in an accident. Will the insurance company treat you fairly? Will you be able to hold the driver who caused your accident accountable for his or her negligence? These are questions we can help you answer. Call or email our Minneapolis bicycle & pedestrian accident lawyers today.
Will the driver who hit me be required to pay my medical bills?
Insurance coverage following a bicycle accident or pedestrian accident can get complicated. If the driver of the vehicle that hit you has insurance coverage, that coverage should pay your medical bills. If the driver did not have sufficient insurance coverage, then your own auto insurance or health insurance could provide coverage. An experienced bicycle and pedestrian accident attorney will work with all the involved insurance companies to ensure the appropriate entity is paying your medical bills. Ultimately, any recovery made from the driver who caused the accident should include medical bills as well as non-economic damages, such as pain and suffering.
Why do I need an attorney to make an insurance claim after a bicycle or pedestrian accident?
It is important to have an experienced bicycle and pedestrian accident attorney protect your rights, and to make sure the insurance company does not take advantage of you. In many cases, the at-fault driver’s insurance company will blame the bicyclist or pedestrian for the accident—in whole or in part—to avoid paying, or significantly minimize, damages. Your attorney can coordinate with all the various insurance companies and healthcare providers involved, conduct a comprehensive investigation into the causes of your accident, and properly document your injuries to make sure you get the recovery award you deserve.
What if my child was injured or killed in a bicycle or pedestrian accident?
Injuries to children are handled differently than other personal injury claims, and so it is crucial that you consult with an experienced Minneapolis pedestrian accident lawyer to make sure your claim is dealt with appropriately—your child has a long life ahead, and you need to make sure all future ramifications of the accident are considered and covered. If a bicycle accident or pedestrian accident caused your child’s death, you can pursue a wrongful death action against the driver. Strong and compassionate legal guidance can help you bear such a devastating loss.
If you are trying to pick up the pieces after a bicycle or pedestrian accident in Minnesota, please contact Gunther Law Office to schedule a free consultation. You may be entitled to compensation for your injuries and damages, and we can help you get it. If you prefer, we will come to see you in your home or hospital room. And remember, you owe no legal fees until we win a recovery on your behalf.