Personal Injury to Bicyclists
Why you need a Marlborough personal injury attorney
The most recent stats from the NHTSA indicate that every year 50,000 people in the U.S. are injured in accidents involving a motor vehicle and a bicycle. Some people are damaged so seriously their lives will never again be the same. If you were injured in such a crash, you need the services of Attorney John-Paul LaPré a Marlborough personal injury attorney.
Nearly all bicycle accidents involving motorists are caused by negligent drivers. They change lanes or make turns into other streets and do not see the bicyclist. Other common accidents occur when a driver makes a sudden turn without signaling and the bicyclist cannot avoid crashing into the vehicle.
No matter how much protective gear bicyclists wear, like helmets, gloves, knee pads and more, they are still vulnerable to serious injury when involved in a vehicular accident. If this happened to you, you know that you are piling up medical bills, possibly unable to work so you are losing income. You are wracked with worry about how you will ever recover from not only your injury, but also your financial loss.
When you are at your most vulnerable, insurance companies are noted for offering low-settlements. They want you to take their money and sign a release agreeing the case is settled and over. This may be tempting, but research shows this is definitely not in your best interest. Such offers are generally made before you even know the extent of your injuries and whether you will need on-going or future medical care or time off work to heal. You need a Marlborough personal injury attorney who can properly assess your case and determine the extent of your damages.
Attorney John-Paul LaPré
Attorney John-Paul LaPré has been working for more than three decades fighting for just compensation for his personal injury clients. He thoroughly investigates each case, including reviewing police and investigative reports, interviewing witnesses, analyzing medical records and consulting with appropriate experts. A few examples of the damages to which you may be entitled include:
- All medical expenses, both current and those anticipated to arise in the future.
- Long-term medical care if necessary.
- Rehabilitation and job retraining if you are unable to return to your former employment.
- All lost wages, both those currently lost and wages you will lose in the future due to your injury.
- Pain and suffering.