South Dakota Bicycle Accident Lawyer
Many residents and visitors alike enjoy using bicycles to get around various communities in South Dakota. The Mount Rushmore State features numerous paths and events specifically designed for bicyclists.
People who use bikes in other more regular functions of transportation may be involved in accidents caused by motor vehicles. Victims in these cases often suffer severe injuries that lead to overwhelming medical bills, loss of income, and tremendous pain and suffering.
Need an Injury Lawyer South Dakota helps bicycle accident victims and the families of those killed in bicycle crashes in Watertown, Mitchell, Yankton, Pierre, Huron, Vermillion, Spearfish, Sioux Falls, Rapid City, Aberdeen, Brookings, and many other surrounding areas of the Mount Rushmore State. We can negotiate a settlement that provides full and fair compensation, and our firm will file a lawsuit if an insurance company is unwilling to provide that amount.
Causes of Bicycle Accidents in South Dakota
State law in South Dakota generally allows bicycle use on most streets and highways throughout the state, but many bicycle accidents are the result of some motor vehicle driver negligence. Some cases involve violations of state traffic laws.
Some of the most common kinds of negligence involved in bicycle crashes include, but are not limited to
- Distracted driving
- Operating while intoxicated (OWI, DWI or DUI)
- Reckless driving
- Failure to obey traffic signals or traffic control devices
- Improper turns
“Dooring” accidents, in which occupants of motor vehicles swing open doors to automobiles without first looking for oncoming cyclists and leaving bicyclists powerless to avoid collisions, also account for a significant number of devastating injuries.
While fault in these cases can often seem almost automatic, victims should still avoid making any statements about the incidents until they have legal representation. Insurers will use deceptive tactics to minimize their payouts for these claims.
Need an Injury Lawyer South Dakota negotiate with these insurance companies on your behalf and fight to get you all of the compensation you are entitled to. If an insurer is unwilling to provide adequate compensation, we will file a lawsuit.
South Dakota Bicycle Accident Injuries
The nature of the injuries that victims in bicycle accidents suffer is often quite severe. In addition to staggering medical expenses, people are unable to return to work.
Some of the typical kinds of injuries bicyclists may sustain include, but are not limited to:
- Fractures (Broken Bones)
- Traumatic Brain Injuries (TBIs)
- Road Rash
- Herniated Discs
- Internal Bleeding or Organ Damage
- Spinal Cord Injuries
Find a Bicycle Accident Attorney in South Dakota
Did you suffer catastrophic injuries or was your loved one killed in a bicycle accident caused by another party’s negligence? Contact Need an Injury Lawyer South Dakota as soon as possible.
Our firm is available 24 hours a day, seven days a week to schedule a free, no-obligation consultation at which our experienced personal injury attorneys will provide a complete evaluation of your case. Our legal representation is provided on a contingency fee basis, which
means you do not pay us anything unless you get a monetary award.