Bicycle Accident Lawyer
Although North Carolina law states that drivers must share the road with cyclists, not all motorists abide. All too often, this results in the worst-case scenario: bicycle accidents that cause serious injury or even death. A bike accident can shift the entire course of a person's life and cause them to feel like they lost a sense of their independence. After a bicycle accident, filing a personal injury claim can offer financial relief for medical bills, missed wages, and other expenditures.
At Henson Fuerst, we know the uphill battle you now face. The last thing you need is stress from filing paperwork, gathering evidence, and contacting the insurance companies. If you were injured in a bicycle accident, you do not have to manage your case on your own. We are committed to you and are here to support you through this difficult time. Contact us today for a free consultation by calling 919-781-1107 or submitting a case evaluation form online.
No Matter How Severe Your Injuries Are, The Insurance Company Won’t Always Pay What You Deserve.
Many bicyclists who are hurt are not treated fairly by insurance companies. The insurance company is only interested in making a profit and therefore may dispute your claim and even blame you for the accident. We understand how difficult insurance companies can make the process of recovering compensation for victims. We know their tactics and won't let them take advantage of you.
We can't stress this enough: Before you say anything to an insurance company or sign anything from them, get legal guidance. Even when it's evident that someone else is to blame, there are no guarantees for legal claims for bicycle accidents.
Our Firm Only Has Your and Your Family's Best Interest In Mind
Our firm has attorneys that are avid cyclists and know the unique challenges riders face. We've seen the devastation caused by bicycle collisions and understand that any injury, whether big or small, can have long-term consequences. We're here to help you every step of the way in pursuing compensation for your injuries. From assisting you with medical care to ensuring you receive fair treatment from the insurance company, our attorneys go above and beyond to make sure you are taken care of throughout the duration of your case. We'll make sure you're fully and fairly compensated by all parties involved, allowing you to focus on recovering, returning to work, and adjusting to life after your injury.
Meet Our Bicycle Accident Attorney
Thomas Henson, Jr.
Thomas Henson Jr. is an avid cyclist and experienced personal injury attorney. As a rider, Thomas knows the unique dangers cyclists face on the road and the impact a bicycle accident can have on a person's life. He provides support and advocacy for his fellow cyclists in the region.
In 2002, Thomas formed the Henson Fuerst Cycling Team which grew from only a few members into a team of more than 50 people, including top-level triathletes, recreational riders, and brand-new riders.
The team has participated in various charity cycling events such as the North Carolina Tour de Cure, which benefits the American Diabetes Association (ADA), Bike MS Ride to benefit multiple sclerosis, 100-kilometer “Ride for the Rock,” which raises funds for the Brain Injury Association of North Carolina, Raven Rock Ramble which benefits the UNC Kidney Foundation, and CARA Ride for Their Lives which benefits the Carolina Animal Rescue and Adoption Organization.
Common Types of Bicycle Accident Injuries
We handle bicycle accident claims related to a variety of injuries, such as:
- Broken Bones - Arm, leg, and joint fractures are common when cyclists make contact with motor vehicles, barriers, and road surfaces.
- Soft Tissue Injuries - Muscle damage, lacerations, and even permanent scarring often result when bicyclists are thrown from their bikes.
- Traumatic Brain Injuries (TBIs) - Brain injuries resulting from a bike accident can affect cyclists' thinking, sensations, language, and moods.
Unfortunately, injuries resulting from a bike accident are often severe and require a lifetime of care. We're here to provide you with the answers you need to get the best results from your claim.
The Road to Recovery Can Be Long and Costly
Accepting an initial settlement offer from an insurance company without first talking with an attorney is a poor decision. If your medical condition worsens, your acceptance could preclude you from pursuing legal action in the future. The difficult road to recovery may include care such as:
- Numerous surgeries
- Multiple types of therapies
- 24-hour care in a skilled nursing facility
Recoverable Damages Following a Bicycle Accident
Henson Fuerst can help you get the compensation you need and deserve if you've been injured on a bicycle. Our attorneys seek to obtain bicycle accident settlements and awards that include compensation for:
- Lost wages
- Loss of future earnings
- Past, present, and future medical expenses
- Long-term care
- Rehabilitation costs
- Pain and suffering
- Emotional distress
We’re Attorneys, Cyclists, and Advocates Who Care About Our Clients.
If a negligent motorist has injured you or someone you love, contact the attorneys at Henson Fuerst who will fight for the full and fair compensation you deserve. For more than 45 years, Henson Fuerst has made it our mission to help individuals and families across North Carolina. Whether that means giving back by sponsoring bike ride or taking care of your bike accident claim while you recover, we're committed to protecting riders' rights. Contact us today for legal assistance by calling 919-781-1107 or by filling out a free consultation form online.
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The Henson Fuerst attorneys are always ready to talk to you about your case at absolutely no cost to you. We’ll answer questions that you may have and help you get back on your feet.
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