No matter the circumstances, bicycle accidents tend to be some of the most serious types of accidents, and they can lead to serious injuries for the rider. If you're riding your bicycle and a dog comes out of nowhere and causes you to get into an accident, you deserve compensation. And there are steps you can take to get your medical expenses covered.
Depending on the situation, you can sue the dog's owner for coverage of your medical expenses and missed wages, but only if you're able to prove that the dog owner was negligent. For example, if the owner had their dog off the leash in a public place, you should easily be able to show that they were not acting in others' best interests in your personal injury case.
Working with a personal injury attorney like The May Firm can help you to determine the best course of action to take with your case. If a dog happened to walk into your path or its leash got caught up in your wheels, you have less of a case than if the dog was off its leash, or if a dog attacked you on your bicycle.
This is because situations like those are often simply accidents that may or may not have been avoidable. And it can be difficult to prove that a dog owner was deliberately negligent with their pet in cases like that. If you are unable to prove negligence in a case, it becomes that much weaker.
However, working with The May Firm will help you prove as best you can that the dog's owner should have been watching out for their pup more. If they had had a close eye on their pet, it wouldn't have run out in front of your bicycle, and you wouldn't have gotten into an accident.
Rest assured that working with a personal injury lawyer for your dog-bicycle accident is the best way to get back to your life and get your medical expenses covered. We are on your side and want to see you get the settlement you deserve.
And The May Firm wants to help ensure you get the compensation you need to cover the doctor's bills that have resulted because of your dog-bicycle accident. Call us today to set up a free consultation and tell us what happened so we can fight for you.