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Bicycle Accident Lawyer in Honolulu

Hawaii Bicycle Accident Attorneys

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Cyclists have a right to be on the road, but, unfortunately, many motorists disregard them. This can lead to serious injuries and fatalities.

Cycling accidents that involve motor vehicles typically result in significant injuries for cyclists, leaving the victims with a long and expensive path to recovery. Growing medical bills, doctor’s appointments, lost wages, and financial stress are just a few of the impacts a cycling crash can have on your life. Anyone who has been through it will tell you that it completely turns your life upside down.

Riding a bicycle is a great form of exercise and can be a wonderful way to enjoy our beautiful Hawaiian islands, but if you are severely hurt in an accident caused by someone else’s negligence, you need the help of an experienced Honolulu bicycle accident attorney.

After a bike accident, you may feel hopeless. You’re worried about paying for your injuries, let alone recovering from them. The financial stress associated with medical bills and the emotional stress over how you will care for your family can be overwhelming. Your family may be experiencing stress of their own as they try to take over your share of responsibilities.

We understand just how much a bike accident can impact your life. You may be entitled to compensation for your injuries if someone else was to blame for the crash.

We are here to help you recover in every way possible and provide you with the highest quality legal representation possible. Contact us today for a free consultation with a knowledgeable personal injury attorneys at Recovery Law Center in Honolulu from our team.

How Our Hawaii Bicycle Accident Lawyer Can Help

Whether you are a tourist who was cycling on your vacation or you are a resident of Hawaii, a bike accident can cause a lot of additional difficulties in your life. Your injuries may be extensive and require a hospital stay, rehabilitation, and considerable recovery time. While you deal with these challenges, a legal claim may seem like the last straw.

Let our legal professionals take that burden off your shoulders. We are prepared to help you pursue the compensation you need to cover your medical expenses and other losses. At the Recovery Law Firm, we devote our practice to helping injured victims seek everything they need in the recovery process. Let us take on the legal portion of your stress so that you can focus all of your time and energy on your physical and emotional recovery.

Regardless of the specifics associated with your claim, our experienced Hawaii bike accident attorney can provide the knowledge that you need to pursue the compensation your case deserves.

As an injured victim, you may not know where to turn first to begin your injury claim. You are overwhelmed with bills and appointments during the recovery process, missing time from work, and you are going through considerable stress trying to cover your expenses. All of a sudden, you find yourself contacted by an insurance company offering you a settlement. Even though this may sound like the easiest solution, it is never a good idea to accept an early insurance settlement.

Do not become a victim a second time. Quickly accepting a settlement can be a big mistake. Insurance companies usually initially offer the lowest settlements they can. Since you need money to pay bills now, it can be very tempting to take their offer. The insurance companies know exactly what they are doing, so it is essential that you contact us right away because we know what the insurance company is doing too. We know their tricks and will make sure that you are protected.

At the Recovery Law Center, we always treat our clients with the highest level of respect. Each case deserves our immediate attention, so we will always be available to answer your questions and walk you through the different legal options you have. This level of care and understanding are what can make the difference for you in the recovery process. You will have the peace of mind that your case is being handled by a team of legal professionals, and you will feel supported all along the way. We have helped thousands of accident victims get justice in their cases, and we are here for you now.

Compensation for Bike Accident Victims in Hawaii

Compensation for Bike Accident Victims in Hawaii

Bike accident victims are eligible to file personal injury claims. At the Recovery Law Center, our skilled bike accident attorneys can take you through the entire claim process, starting with compensation. Hawaii law dictates that cyclists hurt in car accidents are entitled to payment of their medical bills, regardless of fault, up to $10,000. If the motorist is at fault, the cyclist must be financially compensated for their injuries. This compensation comes in the form of damages, which can include:

  • Emergency room visits
  • Hospital stays
  • Doctor’s appointments
  • Prescriptions
  • Physical therapy
  • Rehabilitation
  • Lost wages
  • Pain and suffering
  • Daily expenses
  • Property damage
  • Loss of support
  • Loss of consortium
  • Wrongful death

Time limits for Filing a Bicycle Accident Claim in Hawaii

Legal actions all have deadlines, known as the statute of limitations, that specify the time you have to make a claim for your injuries. Once that period passes, you forfeit your right to recover damages.

In Hawaii, the statute of limitations for car accident related personal injuries (which includes bicycle accidents) is two years from the date of the last payment for medical bills by the Personal Injury Protection insurance company. However, it is always advisable to talk to an attorney and begin your claim process as soon as possible.

At the Recovery Law Center, our legal team will walk you through everything you need to know about the statute of limitations and other deadlines that will apply to your case. Laws can also change quickly, and it is our job to stay on top of any matter that can potentially affect your claim.

We are familiar with all of the time restrictions and other critical legal rules, and we will put our knowledge to use while we work diligently to seek the maximum compensation available for your injuries.

What to Do If You’ve Been Hurt in a Bicycle Accident in Hawaii

If you have been hurt in a bicycle accident in Hawaii, your injuries and emergency treatment may seem overwhelming. First and foremost, make sure you get the medical care you need. Once you are safe and your injuries have been stabilized, the most intelligent move you can make is to call an attorney right away. The personal injury attorney and our staff can help you through each step of the legal process, starting with what to do immediately after your accident.

After any motor vehicle accident, including accidents that involve bicycles, make sure to call the police. Often, the police will be summoned if an onlooker dials 911, but do not assume this has been done for you. If you are able, make a call to the police yourself or request that a bystander make a call on your behalf. It is all right to be assertive at a time like this because what happens over the next few hours could determine a lot about your health and how smoothly a potential accident claim could go for you.

Being involved in an accident is stressful and upsetting, but you can improve your circumstances by setting yourself up for an easier claim process by gathering evidence. Take pictures of the scene of your accident if you are able. If your injuries are too severe and prevent you from doing so, have someone else on the scene get these pictures for you.

Photos of the vehicle that hit you, your damaged bike, and your injuries are all important. Also, be sure to photograph the overall scene of the incident, including the road, signs, traffic signals, and surrounding areas. There is no such thing as too many photos, as these can be very effective when negotiating for a satisfactory settlement.

It is also helpful to gather statements from witnesses if there were any. At the very minimum, get their names and contact information (this information may not be available on the police report) so that you can reach out to them at a later date.

One tip about something you should not do: Never discuss your claim with the insurance company unless your attorney is present. They may attempt to get you to say something that can be twisted or taken out of context and used to harm your claim. If you are a client of the Recovery Law Center, refer them to us.

Common Injuries in Bicycle Accidents

Unfortunately, bicycle accident injuries are often very severe based on collisions with larger, heavier motor vehicles. Some of the injuries we see at the Recovery Law Center include:

  • Spinal injuries
  • Neck injuries
  • Brain injuries
  • Organ damage
  • Loss of limbs
  • Paralysis
  • Broken bones
  • Bruises
  • Lacerations
  • Strains and sprains
  • Ligament damage
  • Knee damage
  • Road rash
  • Wrongful death

If you have experienced these or other types of injuries as a result of a bike accident, the Recovery Law Center can help you pursue the compensation you need for your medical bills and other losses. We have helped many other victims in situations like yours, and we are ready to aggressively fight for justice in your case.

Common Causes of Bike Accidents in Hawaii

Bike accidents can occur for numerous reasons, but they most frequently happen because the driver of a motor vehicle failed to pay full attention to their surroundings.

Some of the most common causes of bicycle accidents include:

  • Failure to yield
  • Failure to obey traffic signals
  • Bad weather conditions
  • Damaged roads
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Contact Us for Legal Help After a Bike Accident in Hawaii

If your bike accident was caused by someone else’s carelessness, let the Recovery Law Center help. You deserve a legal team who will fight aggressively for you. Attorney Glenn Honda and our legal staff are ready to assist you will all aspects of your claim.

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