Jackson Bicycle Accident Lawyers
With Decades of Combined Legal Experience
Injured bicyclists in Jackson know they can count on Mama Justice – MW Law Firm after a bicycle accident. As a law firm that sees itself as a part of the community, not just a business, we take genuine pride in fighting for the wrongfully injured. When you’ve been hit while riding your bike, call your mama. Next, call Mama Justice!
Common Causes of Bicycle AccidentsWho was it that hit you while you were riding your bicycle? Whoever it was, they should be the one who pays for your damages. To make certain they do that, we will need to create a claim that proves they were the cause of your bicycle accident. Using our extensive experience and insight, we can investigate your crash, prove its cause, and pursue full compensation in your name. Common causes of bicycle accidents include:
- Distracted drivers
- Drunk drivers
- Drivers who turn left without a green arrow
- Drivers who swerve into bicycle lanes
Common Bicycle Accident InjuriesBicyclists can use a variety of safety equipment to protect themselves in a crash. Helmets are the most critical piece of equipment, of course, but knee pads and elbow pads are also recommended. However, helmets and the like can only do so much to protect a bicyclist from injuries if they are struck by a larger, metal vehicle. As such, it is common for bicycle accident claims to cite catastrophic injuries when pursuing damage. Terrible injuries that can be suffered by a bicyclist in a crash with a vehicle include:
- Spinal cord injuries
- Traumatic brain injuries (TBI)
- Broken bones
- Road rash
- Internal organ damage
Who is Liable for a Cycling Accident?Oftentimes, the cyclist who gets into a crash was not the one who caused it. Instead, motorists who are not paying enough attention are the liable ones in bicycle accidents. Many crashes happen when there are no bike lanes available for a bicyclist to use, so they are forced to join larger vehicles on the road. There is also a chance that a local municipality or government department could be liable for your bicycle accident if it was caused by an unsafe road design. For example, you might be able to sue a local department of transportation if the bike lanes in your city have not been maintained or designed responsibly.
Sharing the Road on Your Bicycle in MississippiBe sure to follow all rules of the road when you are on your bicycle. Mississippi law requires you to share the road as you would if you were driving. You should also use bicycle lanes whenever they are available. If you get into a bicycle accident while you were violating the rules of the road, then your liability could be increased, and the validity of your claim will be jeopardized.
Free Consultations are Available – Call Mama JusticeWe are proud to offer free consultations to inquiring clients who have been in bad bicycle accidents in Jackson, Mississippi. You can explore your legal options without having to pay anything upfront. Also, we have contingency fee agreements that mean you don’t pay us any of our attorney fees unless we win your case, such as ending it with a settlement or a jury award in your favor. No one makes it simpler to seek justice and compensation quite like the Mama Justice bicycle accident attorneys in Jackson.