When you
Need a Bicycle
Accident
Lawyer

There are more bicycle riders sharing the road with cars than ever before. While cities are doing more than ever to accommodate them, there are also more drivers who are distracted, intoxicated, or simply inexperienced behind the wheel. In an accident, your body takes the full force of the impact, often with little for protection beyond a helmet.

An OnderLaw bicycle accident lawyer has the experience to help you get compensation for your injuries, no matter how complex your case.

To get started, call 855-729-0524 or fill out the form below. The sooner you do, the sooner you can begin to move forward.

If you’ve
been in a
bicycle accident,
We can help

Have you
been injured in a
Bicycle accident?

Why choose
OnderLaw?

A bicycle accident can be a life-changing event. Because our attorneys handle every aspect of your injury claim, you can put your attention where it’s needed most: on healing and recovery.

We’ve built a successful track record for over 20 years. But what makes us different is the care and support you’ll receive. Our bicycle accident attorneys answer your phone calls and emails as quickly as possible. We communicate with you regularly to be sure you’re comfortable with how we’re handling your case.

When you become our client, we do more than just take on your case. We provide you with unsurpassed support and surround you with resources designed to remove as much of the burden of the court case from you as possible.

We provide you with

a qualified legal team

Chosen for your case, based on the information you provide

a compassionate legal care team

Dedicated to keeping you connected to your case

a network of service providers

Ready to support your recovery
We keep you at the center of everything we do.

Making you feel supported and cared for is the most important part of our work on your case. Get started today to see how we can help.

OnderLaw has decades of experience handling bicycle accident cases and has won a total of over $4 billion in judgments for clients.

We’ll investigate the cause of the crash, obtain evidence to prove who was at fault for your injuries, and fight for the maximum compensation you may deserve.

The injury claims process is essential to ensuring your rights are protected and you are fairly compensated for your injuries and losses. You can feel confident that we’ll use every resource to secure the maximum compensation possible in your case.

In addition, we will

  • request a copy of the at-fault driver’s auto insurance policy
  • file the injury claim on your behalf, ensuring that every deadline is met
  • thoroughly investigate your accident, including seeking out any eyewitnesses
  • obtain evidence proving the other driver was at fault for the accident and caused your injuries
  • negotiate a settlement with the insurance adjuster
  • prepare your case to go to trial if the insurance company fails to offer you a fair settlement

 

Most cases settle before going to trial, but if it becomes necessary to file suit, we’ll guide you through each step of the process. If we represent you in court, we will do the following:

  • Prepare documents. We’ll draft a complaint, laying out all the elements of the case, and a summons that notifies the defendant that they’re required to appear in court on a specific date. We’ll then file these documents with the appropriate civil court.
  • Serve the complaint and summons. We’ll hire a process server to deliver the documents and hand them over to the defendant.
  • Begin discovery. After the defendant files their answer to our complaint, your Onder attorney and the defendant’s attorney will request copies of evidence. We’ll also file documents asking each party to answer questions concerning the case and submit documents needed to investigate the accident.
  • Schedule depositions. During discovery, we may schedule a deposition to ask the defendant questions under oath about the case. It is conducted in front of the defendant’s attorney and recorded by a court reporter. 
  • Request mediation. We may request a meeting with the defendant, their attorney, and a mediator to try to reach a settlement agreement. If we agree to compensation that you believe is fair, we can avoid going to trial.
  • Prepare for trial. If we’re unable to settle during mediation, we typically begin to prepare for trial, gathering evidence, locating witnesses to testify, and preparing our arguments for court.

To get started, call 855-729-0524 for a free consultation, or fill out the form.

How can we help you?

Every case is unique, so the amount of money you may be able to recover depends on the circumstances of your accident.

If you’ve suffered financial, emotional, and physical losses for your injuries, you may be entitled to injury compensation and receive a settlement check for 

  • past and future medical bills
  • loss of enjoyment of life
  • loss of consortium (loss of comfort, care, and society)
  • emotional distress
  • pain and suffering
  • property damage
  • lost wages
  • lost earning capacity
  • out-of-pocket expenses
  • psychological trauma

To get started, call 855-729-0524 for a free consultation, or fill out the form.

How can we help you?

Every case is unique, so the amount of money you may be able to recover depends on the circumstances of your accident.

If you’ve suffered financial, emotional, and physical losses for your injuries, you may be entitled to injury compensation and receive a settlement check for 

  • past and future medical bills
  • loss of enjoyment of life
  • loss of consortium (loss of comfort, care, and society)
  • emotional distress
  • pain and suffering
  • property damage
  • lost wages
  • lost earning capacity
  • out-of-pocket expenses
  • psychological trauma

To get started, call 855-729-0524 for a free consultation, or fill out the form.

How can we help you?

The first and most important thing is to acknowledge that you’ve been through an ordeal and need to focus on your health. If an ambulance doesn’t take you to the hospital, see a doctor as soon as possible.

Once you do, there are several other important steps you should take:

  • Exchange contact and insurance information with the at-fault driver, and if possible gather evidence from the accident scene (photos of the damaged vehicles, skid marks, stop lights, etc.). 
  •  Request a copy of the police accident report, which may include the contact and insurance information of the involved parties, as well as an opinion about the cause of the accident.
  • Immediately follow the treatment recommendations of the doctor who examines you. This might include imaging tests, surgery, physical therapy, or other forms of treatment. Delaying or skipping appointments could be seen as evidence that your injury wasn’t serious.
  • Gather any documents that might support your case, including medical records, medical bills, and receipts of any expenses related to your accident.
  • Keep a daily “pain journal” to track your physical pain and emotional distress and to help prove the extent of the pain and suffering you’ve experienced due to the accident.

To get started, call 855-729-0524 for a free consultation, or fill out the form.

How can we help you?

Working with an OnderLaw bicycle accident attorney can help you navigate the complex nature of a lawsuit.

We start by preparing the necessary legal documents. A complaint lays out all the elements of a case: what happened, who caused it, and why we’re suing for damages. We’ll also prepare a summons to send to the defendant, notifying them that the at-fault party must appear in court for the complaint. 

We walk you through each step of the process. Many parts will require your participation and might seem confusing, but we will help you with every document and obtain all evidence you need to file.

How can we help you?

You pay no upfront fees for us to represent you

If you’ve been in a bicycle accident, the damage isn’t just physical and emotional; it’s economic.

We work on a contingency basis. That means there are no upfront costs for our services. In fact, we don’t take our legal fees unless we recover compensation.

If we don’t win, you don’t pay.

We don’t just
take on cases,
we fight causes

OnderLaw strives to make a difference by fighting for ordinary people who were harmed by the negligence of others.

We take on the challenge of fighting your case not only to make sure clients are compensated for their suffering but to hold negligent parties accountable for the harm they’ve caused.

Making you feel supported and cared for throughout your case is the most important part of our work. Get started today to see how we can help.

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See how OnderLaw has helped clients navigate their legal journey.

Jabar Gaddie

For them to have already have met for settlement talks in my case is quite impressive. I have never had any communication issues with them. They are quite thorough and have no problem updating you on your case, just give them a call. Be proactive in your communication with them and patient as they fight for us. I understand concerns regarding the time frame, I often daydream of being financially secure and providing a better life for my family, that day will come. I trust Onder Law.

Suzanne Reynolds

I have nothing but confidence in Onder Law Firm. I’ve had the honor of meeting several of their staff at a social event and my fiance has since signed with them to handle a claim against a company. What alot of these people who have left bad reviews about them fail to realize is that their types of cases don’t get resolved overnight, they have a massive caseload on top of an already delayed court system, and they’re not going to call you just to say they have no update on your case They are going up against billion and trillion dollar companies who have an endless supply of resources. Be patient and let your attorneys do what they do…… THEY WILL WIN FOR YOU AND THEY WILL WIN BIG. They’ve never hidden the fact that the process will be long. But it WILL be worth it.

Robert Read

They are so friendly and caring. I trust them. They are doing the right thing for me and my family.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

The initial shock you feel after a bicycle crash may mask the severity of your injury or cause you to make irrational decisions. Bicyclists tend to suffer more severe injuries than vehicle occupants during a collision, so your priority is to seek medical treatment. Also, you should follow up with all medical providers referred to you by the initial doctor. 

You may not feel up to exchanging insurance information with the driver or taking photos of the scene, so it’s best to focus on your recovery. You should also immediately hire a bicycle accident lawyer. We have the resources to investigate what happened and gather evidence.

Any billing statements, prescriptions, and other documents you receive should be forwarded to us, so don’t throw away anything even if it seems insignificant. It could be proof that the driver caused the accident and should be liable for your losses.

Chances are you experienced significant physical injuries, especially if there was excessive speed or a large vehicle was involved. You may have required emergency medical treatment at the scene and possibly hospitalization or surgery. Even less severe injuries may require physical therapy and extended time away from work.

You may also struggle with the emotional impact. You may, for example, be angry or depressed because of the injury’s impact on your life—and even afraid of getting back on your bicycle. Distresses like these may require psychological assistance to help you move forward with your life.

Recovering compensation for your pain and suffering can include

  • past and future medical bills
  • loss of enjoyment of life
  • loss of consortium (loss of comfort, care, and society)
  • emotional distress
  • pain and suffering
  • property damage
  • lost wages
  • lost earning capacity
  • out-of-pocket expenses
  • psychological trauma

We will fight hard for a full and fair settlement from the at-fault driver’s insurance company. They should pay what you’re owed for the suffering you’ve endured and the cost of recovering from your injuries. We will seek up to the maximum amount of coverage listed on their policy.

Physical and emotional suffering can lead to significant financial expenses as well, potentially negatively affecting your future. Treatment for physical or psychological suffering comes with a price that can be extraordinary for many. Lost time from work and damage to your personal property can also threaten your financial future. Your lawyer will help you understand the impact the accident has on your life and seek the maximum compensation.

The most important thing you can do is to officially report the accident. If the police are involved, request a copy of their report or ask where you can obtain it. If it’s not immediately available, your bicycle accident injury lawyer will request a copy of the accident report for you.

After a bicycle accident, we’ll conduct a thorough and complete investigation. The first step is securing sufficient evidence to prove our claim that the driver’s negligence caused the collision and he or she should be held liable for your injuries and expenses. 

This investigation includes obtaining

  • the crash report
  • eyewitness statements
  • video surveillance of the accident
  • your medical records and medical bills
  • evidence of missed hours and lost wages from your inability to work
  • repair estimates for the damage to your bike 
  • photos from the crash scene
  • a copy of the at-fault driver’s auto insurance policy 
After compiling everything, we submit it to the insurance company for review. The insurance adjuster will do their own investigation and determine if they agree with our findings. If they approve your claim, we can begin settlement negotiations. If not, we can file a lawsuit.

Bike accidents are a common occurrence. Bicycle riding is a convenient way to get around and excellent exercise. But there are dangers you face every time you ride. When you’re sharing the road with motor vehicle drivers, serious injuries are a real possibility if an accident occurs.

Bicycle accidents are typically due to driver error and include

  • dooring – A car door could spring open right into your path if a driver doesn’t check for bicyclists after parking.
  • drifting into the bike lane – Inattention or distraction can cause a driver to unknowingly drift into the bike lane.
  • unsafe lane changes – Changing lanes requires checking blind spots first. Failing to do so could result in a car sideswiping a bicyclist.
  • distracted driving – Diverting one’s attention while on the road often causes collisions between drivers and bicycle riders. Texting is the most common example, but anything that divides a driver’s attention can put a bicyclist at risk of injury.
  • turning left at an intersection – Motorists can only turn left at an intersection if they have a green light or enough time to make the turn. A driver failing to signal left might cause a bicyclist to think they can continue forward, putting them in the path of the turning vehicle.
  • backing up – Even parking lots can be dangerous for bike riders. Before backing out of a parking space, drivers should look over both shoulders for anyone passing.
These are just some examples of the causes of devastating accidents that can occur when a driver isn’t paying attention or makes an error behind the wheel. The negligent driver should be held liable for the harm you suffered and the expenses you incurred to heal your injuries. 

Protective gear—such as a helmet, reflective clothing, and bright lights—is essential for keeping yourself safe when riding a bike, but none of it can keep another driver’s reckless actions from causing an accident.

Bicycle accidents are particularly dangerous. You have very little external protection from experiencing the full force of the impact, and you may suffer injuries such as

  • lacerations and bruises
  • sprains and strains
  • joint dislocation
  • broken bones
  • neck and spine injuries
  • traumatic brain injuries
  • paralysis
  • psychological damage
  • internal bleeding
  • loss of limbs or extremities
  • crush injuries
  • disfigurement
  • permanent disability
In the most severe cases, an accident can result in a coma and even death. Your injuries may require extensive medical treatment and ongoing therapy or assistance. If you suffer head or neck injuries that affect your spinal cord or brain, there may be long-term impairment of your mobility, communication, and reasoning skills. That’s why we’re so focused on getting the maximum compensation you are due.

If you discover the at-fault motorist doesn’t carry liability auto insurance, you can file a claim with your insurance company. Uninsured/underinsured motorist (UM) provides compensation to accident victims if

  • the negligent driver doesn’t have insurance
  • the available liability coverage isn’t high enough to compensate for the total damage
  • the accident was due to a hit-and-run driver

Each bicycle accident case we take is unique. Many variables can affect how much compensation you’re entitled to receive. Our goal is to recover the maximum amount needed to compensate you for your financial, emotional, and physical losses.

Types of compensation you might be entitled to include

  • medical bills
  • emotional distress
  • pain and suffering
  • loss of enjoyment of life
  • property damage
  • out-of-pocket expenses
  • lost wages
  • lost or diminished earning capacity

When you’re looking for a bicycle accident lawyer, there are several things you should consider. Obviously, the firm they work for should have extensive experience and a track record of success. But it’s even more important for you to feel supported as a client.

Before you hire a firm, ask

  • Does the firm learn more about you, so they know which attorney to assign to your case?
  • Are they empathetic about the ordeal you’ve been through?
  • Do they communicate with you regularly and return calls and emails promptly?
  • Do they take care of the deadlines and details of your case, so you don’t have the stress of worrying about them?
  • Are they realistic about what kind of compensation you can expect?

Getting the right answers to questions like these will go a long way toward making sure you have the right lawyer and improve your chances of getting the best outcome for your claim or case.