If a motorist hit you while you were riding your bicycle in St. Paul, Minnesota, you may be able to hold that motorist legally responsible and recover compensation for your medical care, pain and suffering, and other expenses. A St. Paul bicycle accident lawyer from Ben Crump Law, PLLC can provide you with the legal help and representation you need so that you can focus on healing.
You can talk to a member of the Ben Crump Law, PLLC personal injury team serving St. Paul today by calling (800) 761-5225. We will review your bicycle accident case for free, with no obligation to sign up for our services afterward.
Bicycle Versus Vehicle Collisions in St. Paul
While bicycle accident injuries have been on the decline in the city, according to data provided by the St. Paul Police Department, these accidents still occur regularly. This type of accident rarely causes injuries to the motorist, but the bicyclist may suffer serious injuries even when the accident occurs at low speed, such as in a parking lot or in traffic.
Bicyclists hit by motorists can pursue damages based on the motorist’s insurance policy. This allows them to recover money to pay for medical care, time missed at work, and other expenses. In some cases, bicyclists hit by cars suffer serious, life-altering, and life-threatening injuries. These may include:
- Traumatic brain injuries
- Spinal cord injuries
- Serious injuries to internal organs
- Broken bones, fractures, and crush injuries
- Disfiguring injuries and scarring
- Loss of limbs
Even cuts and bruises that required medical attention may qualify you to take legal action in this type of case. However, more serious injuries are more likely to result in a substantial payout, including increased awards for pain and suffering and other intangible losses.
A St. Paul bicycle accident lawyer from Ben Crump Law, PLLC can help you understand more about your legal rights and options following a bike versus a motor vehicle collision. You can speak to a member of the Ben Crump Law, PLLC team today at no cost to you.
For a free legal consultation with a bicycle accidents lawyer serving St. Paul, call (800) 761-5225
We Believe in Holding the At-Fault Motorist Accountable
At Ben Crump Law, PLLC, our team wants to ensure that accident victims do not have to pay for their medical treatment and other expenses out of their own pocket. We do not believe you should suffer further financial damages because of an injury that occurred as a result of someone else’s negligent behavior.
We believe that the defendant, the motorist who caused your bicycle accident in this case, should cover the costs of your treatment and care. In most cases, this payment will come from their car insurance coverage. Even when cases are complex, and there is a question about who caused the accident or how serious your injuries were, our team will not shy away.
We provide representation in St. Paul bicycle accident cases based on a contingent fee. You will not owe our team any attorney fees until (and unless) we secure an award in your case, either through a settlement with the insurance company or in civil court.
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Seeking an Award in a St. Paul Bicycle Accident Case
Ben Crump Law, PLLC can build a case to seek an award on your behalf following a St. Paul bicycle accident. This award may include compensation for a range of expenses and losses you incurred as a result of the accident, such as:
- Medical treatment, hospitalization, ambulance transportation, and more
- Ongoing and future care, if needed
- Home health care or long-term care facility placement
- Lost wages and benefits
- Diminished earning ability
- Property damages, including your bicycle and safety gear
- Other documented accident-related expenses
- Pain and suffering
- Other emotional distress and related losses
We will use our experience with similar cases and gather the bills and receipts documenting your losses, relevant medical records, other paperwork, and expert witness testimony to prove the value of your case. Then, we will demand that the driver’s insurance company compensate you fairly, or we will take them to court.
Statutes of Limitations Apply in St. Paul Bicycle Accident Cases
Minnesota has a two-year limit on taking your bicycle accident case or another personal injury case to trial under Minn. Stat. § 541.07. If we do not file a St. Paul civil suit by this deadline and cannot reach a negotiated settlement with the insurance company, it may be very difficult to recover fair compensation for you in your case. Respecting this deadline is a key part of protecting your right to recover an award.
If a loved one passed away as a result of their St. Paul bicycle accident injuries, the state has laws that may allow you to pursue a wrongful death award as well as the damages your loved one incurred as a result of the accident. Minn. Stat. § 573.02 allows up to three years to pursue a wrongful death action in civil court.
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Speak to a Member of Our Accident Team Serving St. Paul, MN
A St. Paul bicycle accident lawyer from Ben Crump Law, PLLC can:
- Take steps to protect your rights
- Hold the at-fault driver accountable
- Seek an award for your financial losses following a car versus bicycle accident in St. Paul, Minneapolis, or other nearby areas
Our team offers free case consultations to learn more about the strength of your case and your legal options under Minnesota law. You can discuss your accident, injuries, and losses with a member of our team, exploring the applicable personal injury and car accident laws based on the facts of your case. At the end of this consultation, you should know if you are eligible to take legal action and your options for doing so.
Call Ben Crump Law, PLLC today at (800) 761-5225 to speak with a member of our St. Paul team for free.