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A Law Firm Aggressively Advocating For Injured Bicyclists

Greenville and other cities have begun to recognize the rights and safety needs of bicyclists, but there is still a long way to go before riders receive the same respect and deference shown to drivers. In the meantime, bicyclists are at serious risk every day because of the carelessness, disregard and poor choices of motor vehicle operators.

If you’ve been seriously hurt by a negligent driver, contact the skilled attorneys at Hardee, Massey & Blodgett, LLP. We bring more than 58 combined years of experience to each case and client, and we know firsthand just how difficult it can be to ride a bike in a car-obsessed culture.

The High Rate Of Bicyclist Accidents And Injuries

Just like pedestrians, bicyclists are often blamed for the accidents that led to their injuries. This blame is usually misplaced, however. Common causes of bicycle accidents include:

  • Drivers passing bicyclists without leaving a safe buffer zone
  • Disobeying stop signs, turn arrows and other traffic signage
  • Failing or refusing to yield right of way
  • Drunk or distracted driving
  • Failure to keep a lookout for bicyclists

Police are often too busy to conduct thorough accident investigations, and they may even cut corners on accident reports (such as only listening to the driver’s version of events and not taking a statement from the bicyclist). A faulty or incomplete police record can greatly damage your chances of recovery, since North Carolina laws prevent victims from seeking compensation if they are even 1 percent at fault for the accident.

When you hire our team, we conduct on our own thorough and independent investigation. We will work to correct or challenge incorrect accident reports and will strongly refute the at-fault driver’s claims that you shared any blame for what happened to you.

We Are Personally Invested In The Cause Of Bicycle Safety

While our attorneys are passionate advocates for all injury victims, we have an especially strong personal connection to the cause of bicyclist safety. We love to ride for health and recreation, and our attorneys have participated in numerous local marathons and charitable fundraising rides.

We understand the risks that bicyclists face as well as the legal biases that too often favor the convenience of drivers over the safety of cyclists. When you hire our firm, you can be sure that we know what you’ve been through and know how to help you seek full and fair compensation for your injuries.

Contact Us For A Free Discussion With An Attorney

Based in Greenville, Hardee, Massey & Blodgett serves clients throughout North Carolina. To discuss your legal options with one of our skilled and caring attorneys for free, call us at 252-787-4632 or fill out our online contact form.

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