When bicyclists are involved in accidents, the resulting injuries are often devastating. At the law offices of Gary C. Johnson P.S.C., we are experienced in representing bicycle accident victims and their families. If you or a loved one has suffered a serious injury after a bicycle collision, contact us today to discuss your case.
The investigation process is a critical first step in proving both liability and the full extent of injuries and damages sustained. Our attorneys are not interested in turn and burn cases that settle for a fraction of the amount of their true value in order to get a quick settlement. We conduct thorough investigations and take the time needed to prove our clients’ claims and maximize their compensation.
In the investigation process, our experienced Lexington bicycle accident attorneys will gather facts and evidence by interviewing witnesses, obtaining accident footage when available, reviewing police reports and medical records, and hiring experts when necessary. Experts are frequently hired to help with accident reconstruction in order to prove accident facts and fault. Medical experts are often hired to review medical records, conduct independent medical examinations, offer medical consultation, and provide expert testimony as needed.
State and local laws govern bicycle operation on Kentucky roads, but violating a bicycle law does not necessarily prohibit a bicyclist’s right to recover for his or her injuries and damages in an accident. Under Kentucky’s comparative negligence laws, a plaintiff’s recovery amount will be reduced by his or her share of fault. For example, if a bicyclist sustains $100,000 in injuries and damages in a bicycle accident and he or she is found to be 10% at fault for the accident, his or her recovery will be reduced by 10% ($10,000) to $90,000.
Under Kentucky law, when fatal injuries are caused by another person’s negligence or wrongful acts, a wrongful death action may be appropriate. The personal representative of the decedent’s estate may bring a wrongful death action on behalf of close family members or the estate. Depending on the case circumstances and surviving family members, those who may sometimes recover under wrongful death actions include spouses, children, parents, and/or the estate.
Bicycle accident cases, especially those involving serious and debilitating injuries, should only be entrusted to highly experienced and knowledgeable bicycle accident attorneys. Contact our Kentucky bicycle accident attorneys at Gary C. Johnson, P.S.C., to discuss the details of your bicycle accident and injuries sustained during a free consultation. Medical bills, future medical bills, lost wages, and short term and long term injuries can be stressful and overwhelming, but having compassionate attorneys advocating for your recovery can make the process easier for you and your family.