Our legal team is proud to serve clients in Roanoke and throughout central and southwest Virginia.
Our legal team is proud to serve clients in Roanoke and throughout central and southwest Virginia.

Have You Been Injured By A Motor Vehicle While Riding A Bicycle?

Bicyclists face a number of risks when on the road – even after taking proper safety precautions, drivers of motor vehicles often do not see bicycle riders. Unfortunately, when compared against the full weight and heft of a motor vehicle, a bicyclist has few defenses and will most likely be severely injured if struck by an automobile several times their size, or even killed—according to the Virginia DMV, there are on average over 500 bicyclist injuries and 12 bicyclist fatalities in crashes each year in Virginia.

However, while bicyclists are more likely to get hurt in an accident, most of those accidents are not the bike rider’s fault. The attorneys and staff at Fishwick & Associates PLC are committed to supporting Virginia’s injured. We go above and beyond to represent you, using our more than 85 years of combined experience to get you the best settlement possible. Our team is ready to stand up for you.

Serious injuries from bicycle-related accidents

Bicyclists are vigilant about their safety, but they fall victim to:

  • Driver inattention
  • Drunk driving
  • Distracted driving
  • Drugged driving
  • Truck wrecks
  • Road damage
  • Unexpected traffic changes

Unfortunately, bicyclists are at more risk for injury because of the exposure to the elements and lack of safety features when accidents occur. Even in the best cases, the result can be devastating, requiring multiple reconstructive surgeries, months of rehabilitation, physical therapy, and lifelong medical care. In the worst case, your loved one may die or never be able to live independently again because a negligent driver struck them while they were riding a bicycle.

Important steps to take after an accident

If you are struck by a motor vehicle while riding a bicycle, it is important to take the right steps to ensure your case is in a good position to secure a successful outcome. If it is safe to do so, you should:

  • Call 911 to report the accident
  • Seek immediate medical attention for your injuries
  • Document your injuries and any damages to your bicycle or person by having someone take pictures and collect witness information

Compassionate attorneys who are unafraid to demand what is right

Fishwick & Associates PLC‘s attorneys are known across the state and nationwide for their commitment to justice. We believe accident victims deserve help, and we do not stop fighting on your behalf, even if it requires trial. Get the financial support you deserve. Use our online form or call us at 540-643-9772.