Generally, drivers must share the road with bicyclists in the same way as they do with other cars. When a driver hits a bike rider as a result of not following these rules of the road, the victim may file a legal claim against the driver. If the driver breached his or her duty of care to the bicycle rider or pedestrian, the injured and his or her family may be entitled to damages.
The success of a negligence claim and/or the amount of recoverable damages, however, depends on whether the biker was abiding by the rules of the road. If he or she was not acting in a reasonable and prudent manner in respect to his or her own safety, contributory negligence may be assessed against the rider. For this reason, it is important that bicycle and pedestrian accident victims speak to an experienced Milwaukee personal injury attorney as soon as possible.
Please note the statutes of limitation may bar recovery of damages if legal action is taken after the statutorily prescribed time period. Call the Milwaukee personal injury lawyers of Samster Konkel & Safran, S.C. now for a free case evaluation, or fill out our online Free Case Evaluation form.
We want to help you secure the compensation you need after experiencing an accident. Call us at (414) 455-1639 and tell us about your unique case!