Because Western North Carolina is so beautiful, it's great hiking, biking and walking country. And it’s also home to winding mountain roads and scenic vistas. So, this unique geography can cause bicycle and pedestrian accidents due to distracted or negligent driving. Plus, reduced reaction times can also lead to accidents too.
At Fisher Stark, P.A., we know that most bicycle and pedestrian accidents are caused by cars and other vehicles. And there's limited protection afforded to those who use their feet. So, injuries sustained when struck by a vehicle like a car, bus or truck, can have traumatic, long-lasting effects.
Bicycle Accident Lawyer Asheville, NC
The personal injury lawyers at Fisher Stark, P.A., help victims of bicycle wrecks and pedestrian accidents.
Remember, you only have one chance at full recovery. So, hiring experienced attorneys frees you up to focus on recovery. Because getting the injured back to the business of life is our goal. Therefore, we focus on dealing with the at-fault person’s responsibilities and their insurance companies. And adjusters know our reputation as "trial attorneys." Because we fight for fair compensation.
So, if you've been injured while on a bicycle or on foot, you need experienced lawyers fighting for your rights!
Bike accident injuries
The Smoky Mountains are too often the site of wrecks and debilitating injuries. When such harm happens because of someone else’s negligence, the injured need experienced care. And when it’s car or truck versus bike or foot, the results can be traumatic and lifelong.
Because of distracted or aggressive driving, bike and pedestrian accidents are often catastrophic. Accidents that aren’t fatal are still often life threatening, debilitating, and require extended medical care.
Bicycle and pedestrian injuries that can last a lifetime include:
- Traumatic brain injuries
- Spinal cord injuries
- Road rash
- Broken bones
- Dental injuries
- Wrongful deaths
When injuries are extensive, it’s important to collect evidence of negligence quickly before it disappears. Having the counsel of an experienced personal injury lawyer as quickly as possible can be invaluable for fair compensation.
If you or a loved one has been injured in a bicycle or pedestrian accident, consult an experienced attorney. Call Fisher Stark, P.A., at 828-505-4300 for a free consultation, to see if we can help your case.
Bicycle Accident Costs
An accident involving a bicycle or pedestrian can result in considerable expenses. Not only are there medical expenses for initial care (including hospitalization), but there’s also continuing care including physical therapy, ongoing medication and follow up doctor’s visits.
At Fisher Stark, P.A., we have experience with the costs associated with catastrophic injuries.
On top of ongoing medical expenses, there’s loss of work and wages to consider too. Pedestrian accidents can also leave lasting wounds, visible or not. So, at Fisher Stark, we always seek fair compensation for pain and suffering, property damages and punitive damages too, if warranted.
Medical costs can add up quickly and evidence can be hard to find. Having professionals experienced in recovery is the best way to ensure a full and fair investigation leads to adequate compensation for the victim.
Bicycle Wrecks Affect More Than Riders
In addition to horrific injuries, wrecks can also be devastating to the victim’s family too. Recovering from traumatic injuries requires help, which usually means someone has to put their life on hold. Getting the compensation deserved from a pedestrian or bicycle accident also means protecting loved ones from being overburdened.
When a limb is lost, there’s only monetary compensation to make up for that loss. If recovery is an ongoing process, the responsible parties should pay, not the victim.
You need attorneys who are experts at the laws affecting bicycles and pedestrian issues; gathering critical evidence, negotiating with insurance companies and preparing litigation as needed, to get the largest possible settlement and fair compensation.
Bicycle Accident Dos and Don’ts
To protect your case:
- Don’t refuse medical attention at the scene.
- Do see a doctor as soon as possible.
- Don’t forget to take pictures if possible.
- Do gather all relative evidence at the scene if possible.
- Don’t take an insurance settlement before contacting an attorney.
- Do call Fisher Stark ASAP for a free consultation at 828-505-4300.
Asheville Trial Attorneys
The lawyers at Fisher Stark, P.A., represent individuals in Asheville, Arden, Hendersonville, Biltmore Forest, Black Mountain, Enka, Candler, Canton, Fairview, Leicester, Montreat, Swannanoa, Woodfin, Weaverville, Waynesville, Brevard, Morganton, Hickory, Lenoir, Sylva and surrounding communities.
The trial lawyers at Fisher Stark, P.A., represent clients in multiple WNC counties including Buncombe, Madison, Yancey, McDowell, Rutherford, Henderson, Transylvania and Haywood.