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You might find this fact hard to believe… but it’s true: There are now more adult bicycles sold than automobiles in the United States each year.
In fact, more than 17 million adults are estimated to ride bikes – and do so at least twice weekly. That represents a two-fold increase in bicyclists on the roads over the last ten years.
No doubt that also explains why bicycling injuries have increased dramatically as well.
The facts aren’t pretty: On average, more than 500 bicyclists die on the roads each year. And injuries? More than 40,000.
Keep in mind not all of these deaths and injuries were caused by negligent car drivers. Sometimes, roadway design is to blame… Other times, a state, county or even private citizen can be blamed for improperly maintaining public or private property. And other times, it’s faulty bicycle assembly that causes injury.
Either way, if someone caused you serious injury riding a bicycle – you need an experienced bicycle injury attorney to protect your rights and help you get the compensation you deserve.
That’s where the law offices of Joseph H. Ostad come in.
We have the experience necessary to handle these cases while anticipating and avoiding possible obstacles that might stand in the way.
For example, as a bicyclist you have a host of special rights that protect you from motorists, law enforcers and most important insurance companies who try to “bully” you into thinking an accident is your fault and not someone else’s.
Many times, a built-in prejudice against bike riders diminishes their opportunity to win a case. Others will try to say the bicyclist caused the accident by swerving into traffic, or squeezing his brakes too hard, or even speeding.
But after 20 years of working with bicycle accident cases in the Baltimore-Washington area, our experience shows that usually it’s the motorists at fault.
That’s why we conduct a thorough investigation… closely analyzing bicycle damage to the smallest detail from bent wheels to chipped paint, leaving no stone unturned.
We want to be sure we can present a solid case – and not let the whole proceeding be rigged against the bicyclist – which, without an experienced bicycle attorney – could certainly be the case.
For example, studies show settlements for injuries suffered in cars are up to 30% to 40% higher than for the same type of injuries suffered by cyclists.
Our firm will do everything in our power to make sure that damage compensation in a bike accident is fair and just – as in any accident.
Make no mistake: When it comes to battling bicycle accident cases, experience matters most. The law offices of Joseph H. Ostad have represented bicyclists for more than 20 years. We’ll handle each step of the process professionally and quickly. We’ll work hard to protect your rights. Please contact us at my Rockville or Baltimore Maryland office today for a free consultation. You can call 800-320-0080 and talk to us directly or click here to contact us online.