Negligent drivers are a bicyclist’s worst enemy, despite a city’s efforts to make its streets more cycle friendly. When bicyclists are forced to share the road with distracted or drunk drivers, injuries are practically unavoidable.
On the road, cyclists bear the same rights and responsibilities as automobile drivers. But in an auto accident, despite a cyclist’s best efforts to stay safe, the injuries are always more severe. Without the cushioning that a car can provide upon impact, cyclists are critically vulnerable in a collision. Broken bones, soft tissue damage, head and neck injuries, traumatic brain injuries, spine injuries, even paralysis are unfortunately common when cyclists are struck by drivers.
Nearly two cyclists a day are killed in traffic accidents in the United States. Unfortunately, insurance companies often try to misinterpret the facts in an effort to avoid paying out on claims.
Steve Shellist, Peyton Peebles, and Sean McAlister can help cyclists and their families recover from the consequences of a collision. Our firm is experienced in:
- Navigating the claims process with insurance companies
- Handling payment for hospital bills and medical expenses
- Recovering for damages or lost wages
- Negotiating for insurance companies to cover future medical expenses
Shellist Peebles McAlister LLP works with cyclists, their families, their medical providers, and their insurance companies to ensure that injured cyclists are made whole. When you’re injured as a result of a driver’s negligence, you need a skilled, aggressive trial attorney on your team to combat insurance companies during the claims process. Call our offices for a confidential consultation.