Bicycle Accident Lawsuits In Louisiana
For anyone who has been hit by a car while riding a bike – as well as those whose children have been in bicycle accidents – the most important step to take is securing the right lawyer. These accidents are often gruesome, and the litigation can be complex.
At Bruno & Bruno, we know how to handle these cases. With offices in New Orleans and Covington, we work for bike crash and other motor vehicle accident victims in the South Shore and North Shore areas. We also represent out-of-state clients who have been in bicycle accidents in Louisiana.
Have You Been Hit By A Car On Your Bike?
There are unique issues involved with car accidents involving bikes. When a motor vehicle collides with a bike, the damages can be catastrophic. Most drivers will claim that they didn’t see the biker or cyclist. This does not mean they are not still liable for the damages that their inattention may have caused.
Some of the most common car and bike collisions occur when a driver:
- Doesn’t see a cyclist and pulls out in front of the biker
- Turns across a marked bike lane without looking for bikes
- Changes lanes without looking or using a signal
- Parks on a street or next to a bike lane and opens a car door without looking for a cyclist, unexpectedly hitting a biker
Bicycle accidents have been surprisingly frequent in Louisiana over the past few years. Our personal injury attorneys have a wealth of experience and knowledge in these cases. They handle all sorts of motor vehicle and car accidents, including those involving bicycles. They are ready to help you get the best outcome possible in your case.
New Bike Lanes In New Orleans
Any local resident is aware of the recent construction work throughout the city. New bicycle lanes have been added to many of our roads to give bicycles safer passage through our streets. The result, however, has been quite the opposite of what was intended.
The problem is that most residents don’t always know the rules regarding these bike lanes. Drivers will drive right through these lanes, increasing the risk for bicyclists. Because these rules are so new to many, Louisiana residents aren’t aware of how to handle these new lanes while driving, and many are not used to looking out for bicyclists.
Contact Bruno & Bruno – Free Initial Consultations
People choose Bruno & Bruno because of our lawyers’ experience, our proud history, our exceptional client-centered service ethic and our track record of success. We offer free consultations so you can meet with us and discuss your case without charge or obligation. Call us at 504-525-1335 or toll-free at 800-966-1335 or email us today to schedule your free initial consultation.