Attorney Handling Serious Bike Accident Cases
All auto accidents are serious, but accidents involving vehicles colliding with bicyclists or pedestrians have a tendency to be particularly severe. Because of the size, weight and speed discrepancy between vehicles and bicycles, the bicyclist always loses in these collisions. Catastrophic and often fatal injuries frequently result. If you or someone you love has been hurt in a bicycle accident, you need the help of an experienced, aggressive lawyer who can fight to protect your interests and to get you the compensation you need for medical care, lost wages, pain and suffering, and other damages.
At The Tucker Law Firm, PLLC, we represent bicycle accident victims throughout the Louisville, Kentucky, area. Our one attorney, Lee Tucker, has 20 years of legal experience handling tort claims. Because of this experience, he can handle all aspects of your case. We take a detail-oriented approach, doing in-depth accident reconstruction, medical expense analysis for lifelong injuries, negotiations with insurance companies and aggressive litigation when needed.
We will do everything we can to get you the compensation you need.
Causes Of Bicycle Accidents
Bicycle accidents can be caused by:
- Reckless driving: Reckless driving can include speeding, drunk driving, distracted driving and other dangerous driving tactics.
- Lane changes: Similar to accidents involving motorcycles, bicycle accidents are frequently caused by motorists failing to check their blind spots before changing lanes, and they collide with bicyclists as a result.
- Turning at busy intersections: It is common for drivers while they are turning to fail to notice bicyclists. Busy intersections are particularly dangerous for bicyclists.
- Dooring: This is a type of accident unique to bicycles for the most part. Dooring happens when a cyclist is hit by the door of a parked car in a parking lot or on the side of the road.
With many of these types of accidents, it is difficult to determine right away if the driver or the bicyclist was at fault. You do not need to be sure of the cause of the accident. Our lead lawyer, Lee Tucker, has a wealth of experience. He can look at your case to determine the validity and the likely value of your claim.