When you’ve been riding for years – and most of us learned how as kids – it’s hard to think of a bicycle as dangerous. Of course, it’s rarely the bike itself that’s a problem; it’s more often environmental factors and, specifically, less-than-sufficiently observant drivers of motorized vehicles that cause bicycle accidents. Maryland cyclists are lucky, though: If they’re injured in a bicycle accident, they have a passionate, experienced advocate in Attorney Jobeth Bowers of Bowers Law Baltimore, the MD Crash personal injury specialists.
The truth is, the cause – or even the fact – of a bicycle accident is too often difficult to prove. That’s because many such accidents are caused by motorists who never actually hit the cyclists. Let Attorney Jobeth Bowers make your case.
A motorist may drive too close to a bike path, causing a cyclist to swerve out of the way or take some other evasive action that results in the cyclist falling or hitting something else.
Sometimes, even when a motorist hits a cyclist head-on or directly from behind or in a light sideswipe, very few marks are left on the bike or the motorist’s vehicle. The driver may indeed have been the cause of the cyclist’s injuries, but how can that be proven, especially if there were no witnesses?
Many’s the time, too, when a motorist is completely unaware that he or she has hit a cyclist … and continues driving. That happens a lot at night in areas that aren’t well lighted.
Of course, motorists do hit and run; they know full well they caused a bicycle accident, and they’re not about to stick around and face the consequences. Locating hit and run motorists, even in the age of electronic surveillance, can be extremely difficult – and often fruitless. What you’ll need, if you’re the cyclist who’s been victimized, is an experienced legal investigator.
Personal Injury Attorney Jobeth Bowers has the requisite investigative experience to help you file a solid bicycle accident injury claim. He knows how to ferret out the facts of such accidents, track down evidence, and, when necessary, track down the motorists responsible. Besides that, he has an impressive record of successfully litigating bicycle accident cases.
If you’ve been injured in a bicycle accident anywhere in Maryland, be sure, if you can, to note the license number of the vehicle involved. Are there witnesses? Get their names and contact information as well. Above all, record as soon as possible whatever details of the accident you remember. Then call 410-975-7000 or otherwise contact Bowers Law Baltimore. Attorney Jobeth Bowers offers a free initial consultation, during which time he’ll review the specifics of your case and explain what kind of damages you can expect to be rewarded.