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New Orleans Bicycle Accident Attorney

Bicyclists may be the most vulnerable road users. In collisions with motor vehicles, bicycle riders often sustain serious injuries. These injuries can lead to staggering medical bills, economic damages, including an inability to work, and a significantly reduced quality of life.  

If you or a loved one have been injured in a bicycle accident in New Orleans, contact the Law Office of John W. Redmann, LLC for a confidential, free case evaluation. You can find our contact information here, no matter how you prefer to reach us. 

Our New Orleans bicycle accident lawyers handle all bike accident cases on a contingency fee basis. That means we never charge you a fee and you will never have to pay out of pocket for our services. Our New Orleans injury attorneys only recover if you do.

Who Is Responsible for Your Bicycle Accident Injuries?

Twenty-three bicyclists died on Louisiana’s roadways in 2017, and another 693 were injured. The wrongful deaths, injuries, and property damages that result from these accidents often have identifiable causes.  

What are the common causes of bike accidents in New Orleans?

  • Negligent Drivers: Negligent drivers are responsible for many biking accidents in New Orleans. As bicyclists and pedestrians try to make their way around crowded cobblestone streets, reckless drivers ignore the right-of-way, roll through stop signs, and drive too closely to bike lanes and vulnerable road users. 

Drivers may even negligently strike cyclists with car doors while parked. Louisiana drivers must do their best to prevent car collisions and injuries. If a drunk, distracted, or negligent driver causes your bike crash, that party will be liable for your damages.

  • Dangerous Road Conditions: Some New Orleans bike accidents stem from dangerous roadway conditions rather than other drivers. Lack of bicycle lanes, narrow streets, unsafe roads, potholes, debris, malfunctioning traffic lights, and poorly designed intersections and crosswalks all contribute to accidents where an innocent bicyclist is made a victim. 

In these cases, the city could be liable for bicyclist injuries and deaths. Victims can file a claim against the city, but the turntable is shorter. Contact us as soon as you can if a defective roadway condition caused your crash.

  • Defective Parts: Other bicycle accidents happen due to defective bike or auto parts. Product manufacturers may be liable, in whole, or in part, for your injuries. It’s always important to talk to an attorney about your bicycle accident to establish its cause. 

Naming a defendant doesn’t have to be difficult. With our assistance, you can file your insurance claim and/or lawsuit easily. Our New Orleans bicycle accident attorneys will do the legwork while you focus on recovering from your injuries. 

New Orleans Bike Laws

Louisiana law classifies bicycles as vehicles. This means that bicyclists have all the rights and duties of motorists in the state. You have a right to safety and attention from drivers while bicycling.

New Orleans bicycle laws do not prohibit bicyclists from riding on the sidewalks. Therefore, bicycles have the right to travel on the roadways, riding as far to the right-hand side of the road as possible unless turning left or avoiding debris. 

It is up to motorists to respect the rights of bicyclists and to obey traffic laws. Failure to do so, causing a bicycle accident, is considered negligence.

Louisiana has stricter laws than many states when it comes to a driver’s responsibility to prevent accidents. The Colin Goodier Protection Act requires drivers to maintain at least three feet between cyclists and their vehicles. Failing to adhere to this standard is a crime, even if it doesn’t lead to an accident. If it does lead to an accident, you may have an even stronger claim for compensation.

If you believe a negligent driver and/or another party is responsible for causing your recent accident and injuries in New Orleans, don’t hesitate to get legal advice from our personal injury lawyers. You could be eligible for recovery. 

If your injuries were catastrophic, caused long-term damage or disabilities, the compensation you deserve could be significant. Serious injuries are likely in car accidents that involve cyclists. Brain injury, spine injury, limb loss, and other injuries that require long-term medical attention are typical. 

Our New Orleans bike accident lawyers have achieved outstanding results for clients thanks to our personal approach to personal injury. One-on-one attorney attention can make all the difference in your bicycle accident case.

Our lawyers are here to help you understand your rights as an injured bicyclist in New Orleans, Louisiana. We understand how difficult the aftermath of a bike accident can be. We’re here for you in your time of need. 

Our New Orleans bicycle accident lawyers can help you handle hospital bills and calls from insurance companies, as well as settlement negotiations and even a trial, in the unlikely event that your case comes to that. We’ll do what we have to in order to get the best possible results for your case.

What Should I Do After an Accident?

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After an accident, you should seek medical attention as soon as possible. If emergency services have been called, stay at the scene of the accident and wait for them to arrive.

Get insurance information from the other drivers if you are well enough to do so. You should not move if you are injured, but if you aren’t, attempt to take pictures of the accident scene and any information (such as license plates) that may be used to identify other drivers if they leave the scene.

Provide answers to any law enforcement officers that arrive so that they can properly record information for the police report. However, do not claim fault even if you have reason to believe you may be responsible. You cannot see all angles of the accident, and the driver may have been engaged in reckless maneuvers that you didn’t witness. 

Call (504) 500-5000 for a Free Consultation Today

At the Law Office of John W. Redmann, LLC, our New Orleans bicycle accident attorneys can help you recover compensation for your injuries. 

We help Louisiana bicycle accident victims throughout the state. Call us from New Orleans, Baton Rouge, or other areas. We take every client relationship seriously, and we want to see you get the justice you deserve. 

Schedule a free, confidential consultation with one of our lead personal injury attorneys through our online form or by calling our phone number at (504) 500-5000. Rely on Redmann.™