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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.  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 free and confidential case evaluation.  Our New Orleans bicycle accident lawyers handle all bike accident cases on a contingency fee basis, meaning we never charge a fee and you will never pay out of pocket for our services, And we 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. What are the common causes of bike accidents in New Orleans?

  • Negligent Drivers: Negligent drivers are responsible for many bicycle 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 vulnerable road users. Louisiana drivers must do their best to prevent collisions and injuries. If a drunk, distracted, or negligent driver causes your collision, 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 victims. 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 get to the bottom of its cause. Naming a defendant doesn’t have to be difficult. With our assistance, you can file your insurance claim and/or lawsuit easily. We’ll do the legwork while you focus on recovering from your injuries.

Your Rights as a Bicyclist in New Orleans

Louisiana State Legislature classifies bicycles as vehicles. This means that bicyclists have all the rights and duties of motorists in the state. New Orleans bicycle laws do not prohibit bicyclists from riding on the sidewalks. Bicycles also have the right to travel on the roadways, 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.

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 help from our personal injury lawyers. You could be eligible for recovery. If your injuries were catastrophic, or they caused long-term damages or disabilities, the compensation you deserve could be significant. Our 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.

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