Bicyclists and drivers share the road, and both have to follow the same traffic rules. However, there is a major exception to this rule in Albuquerque. If it is not safe to ride in the street, bicycles are allowed to ride on the sidewalk.
This exception is very important in Albuquerque, where a lot of areas, and drivers, are still not bike-friendly. Many parts of the city do not have bike lanes and cycling on busy streets, such as Montgomery Boulevard, can be completely unsafe. Riding on the sidewalk is the only option-and the law recognizes this. However, insurance companies and, sometimes, police officers do not. I have experience representing New Mexicans with their bicycle accident cases with more than 18 years of legal experience. I am honored to have been rated by other attorneys in New Mexico as well as judges to have the highest legal ability and highest ethical standards through an AV rating by Martindale Hubbell.
What Should I Do After An Accident?
If you have been hurt in a bicycle accident, it’s important to remember that you have the right to be on the road, just as any vehicle does. An experienced Albuquerque personal injury attorney can help you get the medical treatment and money you deserve for the injuries you’ve suffered. Bicycle accidents are similar to motorcycle accidents, even what is considered a small impact to a car can cause major injuries in bike accidents: bone fractures, neck and back injuries, even brain injuries.
Get Help If You Were Hurt In A Bike Accident
As a former insurance attorney, I know how the other side thinks and the tactics they will try to avoid paying the full amount on your claim. I am the attorney you want fighting for you when it comes to dealing with insurance companies after a bicycle accident. If you have been injured in a bicycle accident, it is important to get appropriate medical care as soon as possible. Getting the right medical care is important because the insurance company may not consider or pay for all of the medical treatment that you get if you are not following the right steps. Let me explain it to you at our free no obligation meeting.
You may feel like you have few options after your accident, or feel overwhelmed by the stresses of pain, bills, missed work and dealing with the insurance company. I will guide you through the process, make sure your rights are protected and fight hard to get you the just compensation you deserve. From my office in Albuquerque, I can help New Mexicans statewide today. Contact a New Mexico bicycle accident lawyer. I offer free initial consultations and am available to schedule appointments at a time that is convenient for you. Call 505-266-3434, or you can complete a short contact form online. Remember, when I say it is a no obligation consultation, I mean it- you will not be pressured into hiring me as your attorney and there is no charge.