Bicycle Accident Injury Lawyers
Cranston & Edwards PLLC – Morgantown, WV Trial Attorneys
Morgantown is known for its active outdoor culture. With bicyclists throughout the city and all of north central West Virginia, motorists must share the road and look out for vulnerable bikers. If you or a loved one have been struck by a negligent motorist while cycling, stopped at an intersection, along the side of the road, on a sidewalk, or in any other area, contact Cranston & Edwards PLLC – the bicycle accident injury lawyers. Call 304-296-3500 to speak to an experienced trial attorney about your case. We offer injured bikers a free consultation to discuss your case and if you can’t come to us, we will come to you.
Hit By a Motor Vehicle? Broken Bones or Other Injuries?
When motor vehicles and bicyclists collide, the results can be devastating. From broken bones, internal injuries and paralysis to irreversible brain damage and even death, the injuries suffered in these types of accidents tend to be severe and extensive. Although there is no doubt that helmets help minimize damage to the head and brain, helmets can only withstand so much. Additionally, many cyclists who are hit by vehicles suffer multiple impacts to the head, as well as the body. Aside from the initial devastating collision with the vehicle, there may be additional impacts involving the pavement and/or nearby structures — and in some cases, the victim may even be hit or run over by other vehicles following the initial crash.
Compensation for Medical Bills, Lost Wages, Pain, and Suffering
Medical treatments, physical therapy, in-home nursing care, and other aspects of essential personal care can be extremely expensive, but essential, if the injured victim is to have a chance at recovery. If you have been hit while cycling, you have a right to pursue compensation for medical bills, lost wages, and pain and suffering for the injuries you sustained. Cranston & Edwards PLLC can help you get the compensation you deserve after a catastrophic cycling accident.
Find Out If the Driver Who Hit You Is Liable
The driver who hit you may be liable. If you suffered serious injuries as a result of their reckless or negligent behavior, our legal team offers skilled professional legal counsel to help you access the maximum financial compensation allowed by law. If you have lost a loved one as a result of a collision with an at-fault driver, you may be eligible to file a wrongful death claim for the relevant past and projected financial and personal losses of your family. Often, drivers do not look out for cyclists – especially at night. They may have been texting while driving, inebriated, distracted by weather conditions, or otherwise not paying attention to the road. The compassionate attorneys at Cranston & Edwards PLLC can determine what happened, if you are eligible to receive compensation, and provide assistance with all aspects of your claim. Contact our Morgantown, WV office today for your free initial consultation. Call: 304-296-3500.
Stay Safe While Biking
Each year, thousands of bikers are injured and killed in collisions with motor vehicles. At Cranston & Edwards PLLC, we care about cyclists in our communities. Please review the following tips to help stay safe while biking.
- Always wear your helmet.
- Operate your bicycle like a car. Do not weave in and out of traffic, follow standard traffic patterns, and be aware of your surroundings.
- Obey the traffic laws, signs, and signals.
- Learn and use standard hand signals to alert others to your intent.
Cranston & Edwards PLLC works on a contingency basis for personal injury claims. There are no fees unless we collect on your behalf. If unable to come to our Morgantown, WV office, we will come to you. Do not delay. Call now.