Hampton Bicycle Accident Lawyer

Whether a bicycle accident stems from a collision with a vehicle, hazardous road conditions, or the other negligence of another party, victims suffer lasting physical, emotional, and financial losses. A Hampton bicycle accident attorney provides invaluable support and guidance through the claims process so you are able to recover compensation for the harm you sustained. Moreover, Avery T. “Sandy” Waterman, Jr., Esq. is an avid lifetime bicyclist!

At Waterman Law Centers, PLLC, we know the legal complexities of bicycle accident claims and how to build a strong case on your behalf. With 40 years of award-winning service, we have recovered millions in settlements and judgments for our clients. We will collect evidence, assess liability, negotiate with insurance adjusters, and determine the damages you are able to pursue. By entrusting your claim to us, rest assured your rights are protected every step of the way.

How a Hampton Bicycle Accident Lawyer Helps Your Claim

The Hampton bicycle accident attorney at Waterman Law Centers, PLLC, is a valuable ally who provides essential guidance and support to advocate for your rights and strengthen your claim. Insurance adjusters might appear to be on your side. However, they only look out for their insurance companies’ bottom line. We know how to fight against the adjuster’s aggressive tactics to lowball or deny your claim and pursue the compensation you deserve in the following ways: 

  • Gathering evidence like police reports, medical records, and employment records
  • Answering all your legal questions
  • Making your claim timely and otherwise properly 
  • Negotiating with insurance companies
  • Determining who is liable for your injuries
  • Calculating your damages
  • Utilizing resources like healthcare providers and accident reconstruction specialists
  • Taking your case to trial if necessary
  • Researching medical and technical literature

By retaining a bicycle accident lawyer, you enhance your probability of obtaining the justice you deserve. With our resources, focused knowledge, and fierce dedication to protecting your rights, you are able to focus on recovery and rebuilding your life.

Who Is Liable in a Bicycle Accident?

Liability in a bicycle accident could fall on multiple parties, including the following: 

  • Vehicle drivers: If a driver fails to exercise reasonable care and collides with a cyclist due to negligence or traffic law violations, he or she is liable for damages. 
  • Government entities: If hazardous conditions or negligent maintenance contributes to the accident, responsible government agencies could be liable for the accident. 
  • Bicycle manufacturers and retailers: If a defective bicycle or faulty component causes an accident, retailers and manufacturers are responsible for resulting damages.
  • Other cyclists or pedestrians: Negligent actions by fellow cyclists or pedestrians that cause or contribute to an accident lead to liability. 

Consulting an experienced Hampton bicycle accident lawyer is imperative to assess the specifics of your case and identify the potentially liable parties based on evidence.

Recoverable Compensation in a Successful Bicycle Accident Claim

An injured victim is able to seek various forms of recoverable compensation based on the specific circumstances of the accident. The following are common types of damages that might be obtained in a successful bicycle accident claim:  

  • Pain, suffering, and inconvenience 
  • Scarring and disfigurement
  • Continuing disability and limitations
  • Medical bills
  • Property damage
  • Lost wages from missed work
  • Mental anguish

At Waterman Law Centers, PLLC, we assess the value of the damages you sustained and pursue the compensation you deserve. It is important to note that a victim generally has only two years from the date of the accident to file suit against the parties at fault. Failing to file in this timeframe results in a dismissal of your claim, though of course you should not delay pursuing a claim. To understand how the statute of limitations might affect your claim or rare exceptions that might be applicable, contact us for a comprehensive case assessment. 

Speak With a Bicycle Accident Lawyer at Waterman Law Centers, PLLC

In the aftermath of a bicycle accident, the path to recovery seems daunting, but with the guidance of a skilled Hampton bicycle accident lawyer at Waterman Law Centers, PLLC, you are equipped to seek justice and compensation while focusing on healing. From investigation to gathering evidence and negotiating with insurance adjusters on your behalf, we will be your unwavering advocate and empower you to seek the full extent of the compensation you deserve. 

Attorney Avery T. “Sandy” Waterman, Jr., Esq. was named to The Best Lawyers in America for Personal Injury during 2007-2023 and was voted its “Lawyer of the Year” for Personal Injury by his peers in Southeast Virginia in 2022; and Waterman Law Centers has been listed as a Metropolitan Tier 1 Best Law Firm for Personal Injury in U.S. News & World Report for 2021-2023. Contact us today for a no-cost consultation at (757) 881-9881 or fill out a contact form