UNFORTUNATELY OUR REGIONS ROADS STILL REMAIN FAR TOO DANGEROUS FOR RIDERS
Bicycles are becoming an increasingly popular mode of transportation in the state of Ohio. Yet unfortunately, our region’s roads still remain far too dangerous for riders. According to data collected by the Ohio Department of Public Safety (ODPS) for the year 2015, more than 1,400 bicyclists were injured in accidents in the state. Many riders suffered severe, even life-altering injuries, and tragically, there were 25 reported bike accident fatalities.
At Groth & Associates, our firm is fighting for safer roads for everyone in Ohio. Our top-rated Toledo bicycle accident attorneys represent injured bike accidents victims in legal claims against negligent parties and responsible insurance companies. We have the skills, experience and legal knowledge needed to hold the big insurance companies fully accountable. If you were hurt in a bicycle accident anywhere in Northwestern Ohio, please reach out to our personal injury team for immediate legal assistance.
BICYCLE ACCIDENTS CAN BE DEVASTATING
When a bike collides with a motor vehicle, it is of little surprise that the bicyclist often sustains the brunt of the impact. Bike accident injuries can be truly catastrophic, and victims may require extended medical treatment, perhaps even for the rest of their life. To ensure that injured bicyclists and their families are properly taken care of, it is imperative that victims are able to recover a full settlement offer. Our firm has seen all types of bike accident injuries, and we know how to get injured victims the compensation they desperately need to get treatment, pay their bills and move forward with their life. Some of the most common bicycle crash injuries that we have seen include:
Severe cuts or lacerations;
Disfiguring skin injuries;
Torn muscles or ligaments;
Joint injuries, including damage to knees, hips and shoulders;
Hand and finger injuries;
Mouth injuries, including broken teeth;
Traumatic brain injuries (TBIs);
Back and spinal cord injuries;
HOLDING THE RESPONSIBLE DRIVER LIABLE
To recover compensation for your bike crash, you will be required to prove that another party is legally responsible for your accident. In Ohio, liability for a bike accident is based on the legal theory of negligence. More specifically, victims must establish liability under the state’s comparative negligence statute. Most often, in bike accident cases, an opposing driver will be to blame for the crash. Though, other parties could potentially be at fault as well. Driver negligence can come in many different forms. Some of the most common examples include:
- Distracted driving;
- Intoxicated driving, including drunk driving;
- Speeding or driving too fast for road conditions;
- Failure to yield;
- Running a red light or a stop sign;
- Unsafe lane merges or lane changes;
- Failure to safely control the vehicle;
- Overly aggressive driving; and
- Intentionally ‘buzzing’ a rider.
Notably, as Ohio is a comparative negligence jurisdiction, two or more parties can split the liability for the same accident. Far too often, insurance companies try to push partial blame for a crash onto an innocent bicyclist. This results in the insurance company saving money by taking money directly out of the pocket of the victim. Indeed, when a victim shares partial blame for a crash, their compensation will be reduced proportionally to their percentage of liability. As such, it is imperative that injured riders work with a qualified Toledo bicycle accident attorney who can protect them from getting an unjust share of the accident blame.
WORDS FROM OUR CLIENTS
Our experience with Attorney Stevin Groth was nothing short of life changing.ALFRED & JENNIFER
When we first contacted Mr. Groth, he gave us his cell phone number and we were able to directly contact him day or night. His knowledge of the Ohio judicial system was astounding. He handled all aspects of our case himself, never once handing off our case to jr. associates. Stevin had positive relationships with all the judges, district attorneys and court personal that we came in contact with. Stevin’s persuasive arguments on our son’s behalf cleared him of all charges. Because of Stevin’s abilities, our son is able to move forward with his life without the stigma of a criminal record. We could not recommend Stevin Groth more highly.
Dan is an amazing attorney. He had my divorce finalized in a short period of time. A lot quicker than I thought it was going to be and for that I’m thankful! Dan knew exactly what he was talking about. Any questions I had Dan, and his assistant, Michelle was glad to answer. The outcome of my divorce was exactly what I was hoping for.LAURIE
Thank You Dan for your services!
Allison Lawrence is the best lawyer I have hired.she was attentive when I presented my case to her & knew exactly how to handle it.very professional person when it comes to her job,also a humanitarian.Allison has given me great advice in a free consultation,as well as stood by side in court with chargers pending,of course she got the charges dismissed!!Great attorney,very dependable.in need of a lawyer,I highly recommend Allison Lawrence.RONNIE
COMPENSATION AVAILABLE TO INJURED VICTIMS
Under Ohio law, those who were injured in bicycle accidents are entitled to recover monetary compensation for the full value of their damages. Sadly, insurance companies are rarely willing to pay victims what they actually deserve. Our aggressive Ohio bicycle accident lawyers help victims fight for their rights. Depending on the specific circumstances of your case, we can help you seek money for:
- Any damage to your bicycle;
- Ambulance fees and emergency room bills;
- All other hospital bills and medical expenses;
- Short-term and long-term disability;
- Lost income, including diminished ability to earn a living;
- Pain and suffering;
- Mental anguish;
- Severe physical injuries, such as disfigurement;
- Loss of lifestyle enjoyment; and
- Wrongful death damages.
Contact Our Bicycle Accident Attorneys Today
At Groth & Associates, we have helped many injured bicycle accident victims recover full and fair