Yes. You should definitely hire a lawyer with bicycle accident experience. Not all lawyers have handled bicycle accident injury claims or have represented bicycle accident victims. When you hire a lawyer to represent you, you want to make sure that the attorney you are entrusting your case to has what it takes to get you the most compensation possible.
When you turn to an experienced personal injury lawyer who understands bicycling and the traffic laws that apply in bicycling cases, you will know that your lawyer is competent to handle your case. By having an attorney on your side who has negotiated bicycle claims with insurers, tried bicycle accident cases in court, and has prevailed and been successful, you will have the best shot of getting the best outcome and maximum compensation possible.
Not only should the attorney you hire have a good reputation and track record, but the lawyer you hire should understand how bicycles function, what the different components on bicycles do, and why people have a prejudice against cyclists. By having this knowledge, your attorney will be able to talk proficiently about your case and support your argument that another driver’s negligence caused the crash.
If you hire just any general attorney who doesn’t have experience in bicycle accident cases, you might not get the full outcome and value for your bicycle accident claim that an experienced attorney would have obtained for you.
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