Personal Injury Lawyer
Columbus, Ohio

Bicycle Accidents

A Reputable, Aggressive Bicycle Accident Attorney in Ohio Can Be Your Advocate

Bicycling is popular in Ohio, especially during the warmer months, but it has its risks. Like motorcyclists, bicyclists are vulnerable on the roads. They have little to protect them in collisions with cars or trucks. Despite wearing helmets and reflective clothing, a bicycle rider can sustain severe injuries when struck by a car or truck.

Bicycle accidents happen every day, to adults as well as children. And while cyclists are a relatively small percentage of road users, they are disproportionately likely to be seriously injured or killed in a crash. A bicycle accident may lead to serious injuries, including but not limited to:

  • Broken bones
  • Traumatic brain injury
  • Spinal cord damage
  • Internal injuries
  • Injuries that result in death 

A Closer Look At Bicycle Accidents

The following are a few common examples of how serious Columbus, Ohio, bicycle accidents can happen:

  • Car turns directly in front of a bicyclist
  • Driver leaves a side street or parking lot and pulls into traffic in front of a bicyclist
  • Motorist runs a stop light or stop sign and runs over bicyclist
  • Driver sends a text message or is in some way distracted
  • A drunk driver hits a bicyclist

What makes bicycle accident cases even more complicated is the driver who caused the accident will often deny any wrongdoing. Even if they do admit it, their insurance company may try to limit your compensation. Instead of working with victims of bicycle accidents to make sure they are fairly compensated, most insurance companies seem more concerned with paying people as little money as possible. Scott Elliot Smith is an experienced bicycle accident attorney in Central Ohio. He is used to dealing with insurance companies for clients and obtaining maximum compensation for injury victims' losses.

How a Bicycle Accident Lawyer in Columbus Can Help

Scott Elliot Smith will investigate your accident to find out what really happened. He knows where to look for evidence that the driver was negligent. By reviewing accident reports and medical records, interviewing witnesses and if needed, consulting experts, he is able to build a strong case that the insurance company has to take seriously.

Our firm insists on getting you the compensation you deserve for your bicycle accident injuries, and nothing less. Sometimes we are able to negotiate a settlement with the insurance company that meets your needs. But if the insurance company won't negotiate, we will fight for you in court.

At the Smith Law Office, a personal injury attorney can fight hard to protect your rights. We are committed to helping our clients recover their losses in bicycle accidents and who were injured through other types of negligence. Call 614-874-1056. There is no obligation. Your consultation is free, and you don't pay any fees us unless we win.

Attorney Smith's goal is not only to get you compensation for your losses, but to help you get your life back to the way it was. Find out how we can help you today!

Super LawyersAmerican Association for JusticeOhio Association for JusticeOhio State Bar AssociationThe National Trial LawyersNational Board of Legal Specialty CertificationMillion MilerNational Board of Trial Advocacy