New Mexico Bicycle Accident Attorney
Cycling is a healthy lifestyle choice and an environmentally-friendly means of transportation. As the number of cyclists increases in New Mexico, so do the accidents involving cyclists with motor vehicles and road hazards.
If you or your loved one suffered a serious or fatal injury while riding a bicycle in New Mexico, you might be eligible for compensation to cover your medical expenses, pain and suffering, loss of income, and more.
Why Choose Liles White For Your Bicycle Accident Case
The New Mexico bicycle accident lawyers at Liles White want to help you achieve the best possible outcome in your overall recovery while holding any negligent parties responsible for your accident-related injuries.
At Liles White, our New Mexico bicycle accident attorneys are:
- Successful in obtaining multi-million dollar verdicts for our clients;
- Focused on our clients’ goals and expectations; and
- Compassionate yet aggressive advocates for the injured.
Speak with a legal professional at Liles White today. We will put our more than twenty years of legal experience to work for you.
How Our New Mexico Bicycle Accident Attorneys Can Help
When you retain Liles White for your bicycle accident claim, you get the backing of a full-service personal injury law firm. We are unafraid to take on large insurance companies and pursue the financial recovery and justice our clients deserve.
After answering your accident questions and addressing your concerns, your bicycle accident attorney from Liles White will do the following:
- Communicate openly with you throughout all stages of your accident claim;
- Promptly and thoroughly investigate your accident and its surrounding circumstances;
- Determine all liable parties;
- Pursue compensation from the responsible parties and their insurance providers;
- Settle your claim through negotiations; or
- Take your case to trial if no fair settlement is offered.
Reach out to Liles White now to talk about our approach to bicycle accidents and claims. There is no risk to you in contacting our law firm, so call (361) 826-0100 today to speak to a New Mexico bicycle accident lawyer.
Bicycle Accident Statistics in New Mexico
According to data from 2012 through 2016 compiled by the League of American Bicyclists, a cycling and pedestrian advocacy organization, New Mexico is the third deadliest state for pedestrians and bicyclists. Trailing only Florida and Delaware, New Mexico has a fatality rate of 3.2 per 100,000 residents.
What Are The Most Common Causes of Bicycle Accidents?
Whenever multiple forms of transportation share a roadway, there is accident potential. Road conditions are affected by drivers, cyclists, and operators of heavy equipment and all are subject to the weather.
The most common causes of bicycle accidents are:
- Distracted driving;
- Drugged or drunk driving;
- Driving or swerving into bicycle lanes;
- Inclement weather; and
- Poorly maintained roads.
Common Bicycle Accident Injuries
Although many bicyclists take safety precautions and wear protective clothing and gear like helmets and knee pads, they do not have the same protection afforded those riding in passenger cars and trucks. When a cyclist falls or is hit by a vehicle, their body bears the impact of the crash.
As such, bicycle accidents frequently result in serious, life-changing injuries. Typical injuries sustained by cyclists in severe accidents include, but are not limited to:
- Traumatic brain injury;
- Spinal cord injury;
- Bone fractures;
- Eye injuries; and
- Contusions, sprains, and strains.
The most serious are traumatic brain injury and spinal cord injury. Any trauma to the head can cause traumatic brain injury.
Some symptoms of a traumatic brain injury are:
- Memory problems; and
- Mood swings.
Trauma to the spinal cord can cause the following symptoms:
- Loss of bowel control;
- Breathing difficulties;
- Numbness; and
Our New Mexico personal injury attorneys have handled a range of both spinal cord injury and traumatic brain injury cases and understand these injuries have the potential to be permanent and can require years of treatment and therapy.
Contact an Experienced New Mexico Bicycle Accident Attorney at Liles White
If you would like more information about filing a bicycle accident claim, contact the team of New Mexico personal injury lawyers at Liles White. Our skilled New Mexico bicycle accident attorneys have the experience and resources necessary to handle your claim professionally and competently.
The team of attorneys at Liles White provide complimentary consultations at no risk to you. Do not pay for someone else’s negligence. Call (361) 826-0100 today or contact us online to schedule your free consultation.