Bicycle Lawyers For North Carolina
The Raleigh, North Carolina lawyers at Hendren and Malone are dedicated to helping victims of unfortunate bicycle accidents. Mike Malone promises to handle your case with personal attention, aggressive advocacy, and professionalism.
Over the past decade, we have recovered millions of dollars for clients all across North Carolina including clients in the following communities: Raleigh, Durham, Chapel Hill, Cary, Apex, Wilmington, Winston-Salem, Greensboro, High Point, Charlotte, Sanford, Kinston, Rocky Mount, Wilson, Roxboro, Asheboro, Pittsboro, Benson, Nashville, Elizabeth City, Newton-Conover, Hickory, Roanoke Rapids, Weldon, Smithfield, Selma, Clayton, Garner, Knightdale, Burlington, Goldsboro, New Bern, Kittrell, Erwin, Dunn, Atlantic Beach, Nagshead, Kill Devil Hills, , Kitty Hawk, Outer Banks, Manteo, Morrisville, Greenville, Denton, Henderson, Bunn, Zebulon, Wendell, Spring Hope, Kernersville, Kenansville, Mount Olive, and Wake Forest.
In most of these cases, we met with our clients in their homes to discuss how we can help them. At Hendren & Malone, we pride ourselves on providing personal service and recognize that many people cannot travel to Raleigh to meet their attorneys. Many of our cases have been extremely challenging and were cases other lawyers turned away. We don’t run from hard cases.
Bicycle accidents can cause serious injuries or death to cyclists because many bicyclists ride with no physical protection except a helmet. An injured bike rider may face months or years of medical treatment, lost wages, rehabilitation, and permanent disability. Where can you turn for help in figuring out what to do about your medical bills, your lost income, and your disability?
For years, the experienced lawyers at Hendren and Malone have advised and guided bicyclists through the maze of issues that may arise out of serious bicycle accidents. These may include medical treatment options, related health insurance issues, and litigation.
The bicycle accident attorneys at Hendren and Malone know the North Carolina laws and ordinances which apply to the operation and use of bikes as well as those applicable to motor vehicles. In many cases, we will send a team of qualified accident investigators who can visit the accident scene to take photographs and measurements. Our investigators are trained to interview the state troopers, local police officers, sheriffs, and/or witnesses who were at the scene and who may have important information about how your accident happened.
Hendren and Malone will be at your side, every step of the way, listening to and answering your questions while gathering the medical documents and other material needed to prepare your bicycle wreck claim. You are also a crucial part of our team, and we will look to you for updates concerning your medical condition, the names and addresses of the health care professionals you have seen, and the dates on which your doctors have released you from their care and/or to return to work. This information is essential to the success of your case.
Tips to remember after a bicycle accident:
Do not fix, repair or dispose of your damaged bicycle without talking to an attorney. Your lawyer may need your bike to help prove your case! He may want to photograph the damage to your bicycle or ask an expert to examine the bicycle before it is repaired or thrown away. In fact, he will probably want you to keep the bike while your case is pending, which leads to the next tip.
Keep your damaged bicycle in a safe and dry place. Ordinarily, it is best to keep your bike inside or under cover so it won’t sustain further damage which is not accident related. Subsequent damage or repair to a bike can confuse the property damage evidence and make your case more difficult.
Keep your damaged bicycle secure. If possible, limit access to your bike. Better yet, keep it under lock and key. The defense may contend someone besides you has had access to the bicycle and has altered or further damaged it in some way.
You may not know yet whether you have an actionable claim or a case you are likely to win.
Call us today to speak with an experienced bicycle wreck lawyer.