Are drivers waging a war on cyclists?

An attorney (and friend) from another firm bikes to work daily through downtown. Although it’s not quite a war on bicyclists yet, teenage hell-raisers seem to be training for one.

While waiting for a stoplight one day, an SUV full of kids pulled up next to him, rolled down the window, and unloaded a barrage of paintballs. Thankfully, he wasn’t seriously injured and these instances are relatively rare.

While it is more subtle, the all too common disregard for bicyclists is scarier. Whether it means cutting across your path while turning right or opening a car door into a bike lane without looking, many drivers are completely oblivious to anything on the road that weighs less than two tons.

What should I do if I’m injured by one of these drivers?

If you can’t avoid negligent drivers, there are things you can do to make the aftermath of an accident much easier.

  1. Get contact information from the driver and any witnesses.
  2. Make sure the police show up, take a report, and include your side of the story.
  3. Go see a doctor! Do this immediately. The trauma of an accident and your lack of medical training can cloud any self-diagnosis you might come to.
  4. Avoid speaking with any representative of an insurance company.
  5. Call a good personal injury lawyer who is experienced in bicycle accidents.

What can a bicycle accident attorney do for me?

Sweet James and his team know how to handle insurance companies. Before founding Bergener Mirejovsky, James defended insurance companies against people who were injured in accidents. He’s seen all their strategies and knows how to combat them.

It’s no secret that insurance companies want to make money. The more claims they deny or underpay, the more money they make.

Talking to these adjusters is like talking to a police officer convinced you’re guilty. What you say will be used against you. Fortunately, beating insurance companies is what Bergener Mirejovsky does best.

This firm has been battle tested against some of the richest companies in the world—and won. When it comes to your loss, we don’t compromise in getting the full value for you and your family. Full value is fair value. Sweet James won’t let an insurance company run a cost-benefit analysis on your life.

Call the personal injury attorneys at Bergener Mirejovsky at 1-800-881-2021 for a free consultation. Let us do the heavy lifting in your case so that you can focus on getting better.

How expensive is it to hire an experienced lawyer like Sweet James?

We make sure that you can get justice no matter what your financial situation is. Instead of billing you by the hour, we charge a contingency fee. This means that we are completely invested in you and your interests. We don’t get paid unless we win your case.