Denver Bicycle Accident Attorney
If you want a bicycle accident attorney who will go to bat for you in the courtroom and represent your case exceptionally, then you’re in good hands with The O’Sullivan Law Firm.
Since 1998, Scott O’Sullivan and his team have been helping Denver injured bicycle riders by aggressively fighting with the insurance companies on the cyclist’s behalf when they’ve been involved in a bicycle accident with a motorist.
— Bias against bicyclists —
Unfortunately, when it comes to accidents involving cars and bikes, police, witnesses, and drivers’ insurance companies are often biased against the bicyclists.
A bicycle accident lawyer with unmatched experience.
As an avid cyclist who tries to commute to work on his classic cruiser as often as possible, Scott O’Sullivan (founder of The O’Sullivan Law Firm), has a notable understanding on both sides of the coin when it comes to bicycle accidents. Due to his past experience as an attorney for big insurance companies, he not only has a firsthand understanding of how insurance companies work to try to cheat victims out of a fair settlement, he also knows what it’s like navigating Denver’s roads with hostile motorists, making him a bicycle accident lawyer with unmatched experience.
Because of the nature of the sport and mode of transportation, bicyclists typically sustain catastrophic injuries in accidents involving motorists. This can mean lengthy time away from work while battling the insurance companies. Scott and his team work to protect their bicycle accident clients from bankruptcy due to medical bills while being the contact for you against the insurance companies.
Types of bicycle accidents
Our bicycle accident attorneys handle many types of bicycle accident cases. The typical types cases we see include:
- Motor vehicle turning left in front of a bicycle.
- Motor vehicle turning right after passing a bicycle.
- Motor vehicle hits the back of a bicycle.
- Negligence of bicycle manufacturer during the assembly and repair process.
Steps to take when you’re involved in a bicycle accident
Many bicycle accident cases get settled out of court. However, due to the complexities of these cases, it’s best for cyclists who have more than a minor injury to consult an experienced bicycle accident attorney before talking to the driver’s insurance company. The information that you give the at-fault driver’s insurance company will be used against you later to prove that you caused the accident.
The O’Sullivan Law Firm recommends taking the following steps to ensure that your bicycle accident case gets handled in the most efficient way possible:
- Make sure an official police report of your accident has been filed.
- Ensure that the accident report is accurate.
- Be sure you have the driver’s contact information and a list of any eye witnesses.
- Get medical treatment for any injuries as soon as possible.
- Keep a medical record of your injuries.
- Take photos of your injuries from different angles and in different lighting.
- Keep a journal of your physical symptoms following your accident and make entries every couple of days.
Bicycle accident claims process
The bicycle accident lawyers at The O’Sullivan Law Firm know how stressful a bicycle accident can be, which is why they take the proper steps to ensure the claims process runs as smoothly as possible.
Although no two cases are ever exactly the same, all cases require a skilled team to investigate accident facts, determine fault, find sources of compensation, and attempt to negotiate fair settlement.