Bicycle Accidents

Serving All Areas of Maryland, Washington, DC and Northern Virginia

Washington DC Bicycle Accident LawyersIn an urban environment like Washington, D.C., bicycles are a popular way to get around the city. Over the years, however, serious and fatal bicycle accidents have been on the rise in the District. Between 2005 and 2010, there were an average of 334 bicycle crashes every year in Washington, D.C.

Because the human body is virtually unprotected in a bicycle crash, the injuries caused by these accidents are often catastrophic. Few bicyclists walk away from a collision without a serious injury.

At Mesirow & Associates, PLLC, we help bicyclists who have been injured due to the negligence of motorists. If you have been hurt in a bicycle crash in Metro D.C., you can’t afford to go without experienced legal help. You may be entitled to compensation, but only if you act quickly to protect your rights.

Locations, We Are Serving For:

  • Maryland
  • Washington, DC
  • Northern Virginia
The Dangers Bicyclists Face

Bicyclists represent just one percent of all trips taken in the United States, but they account for a disproportionately high number of accident-related injuries and deaths. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), bicyclists have higher rates of injuries and fatalities than motorists and vehicle passengers. In 2013 alone, there were nearly 500,000 emergency room visits for bicyclists hurt in crashes.

Many avid bicyclists will tell you that sharing the road with cars and trucks is a hazardous undertaking, and most experienced bicyclists have a tale or two of being forced off the road, brushed by a vehicle, or verbally assaulted by a motorist.

Unfortunately, many motorists are unaware that bicyclists have the same rights on the road as the driver of a car, truck, or motorcycle. Too often, drivers attempt to pass a bicyclist too quickly, or to intimidate a bicyclist into moving off the road. Any time a motorists tries to use their vehicle as a weapon, a bicyclist can get seriously hurt.

At Mesirow & Associates, PLLC, we represent bicyclists who have been injured in a wide range of crash types. Some of the more common bicycle accident injuries we see include:

For many of the clients we represent, recovering from physical injuries following a bicycle accident is just one part of their overall recovery. Many bicycle accident victims must also contend with emotional and mental trauma caused by being involved in such a violent, serious accident. Being struck by a car when you are on a bicycle is a harrowing experience. It’s not unusual for bicyclists to struggle with post-traumatic stress linked to their experiences during the crash.

Work with An Experienced Washington DC Bicycle Accident Lawyers

If you have been injured in a bicycle accident, or you have lost a loved one in a bicycle crash involving the driver of a motor vehicle, you may be entitled to compensation for your injuries and other losses. The Washington DC bicycle accident lawyers at Mesirow & Associates, PLLC are available to speak to you today about your case. Schedule your free case evaluation right now by calling 866-463-0303.

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John is phenomenal! His staff immediately took me under their wing and he truly became like family to me. A couple of years ago I was involved in an animal attack that truly changed my life. They maintained integrity and humanity in every way to properly navigate my ordeal. I cannot recommend this firm enough, hands down. Tiana Mapp
John is a gem and I'm tremendously glad that I connected with him. Wanting to put my accident behind me ASAP and minimize time and energy spent toward that end, I made the rookie mistake of attempting to settle on my own. I eventually reached an impasse with the insurance company but simply couldn't bring myself to accept their settlement offer. Drained by all the back-and-forth at this point, I didn't thoroughly research options (which is, ironically, a big part of my reason for not obtaining a lawyer in the first place - there are an overwhelming number of personal injury lawyers in the area!) and simply contacted the first lawyer from whom, simply put, I got a good Google vibe - enter John. That positive impression was immediately confirmed via our first phone call (for which he made himself available that very same day) and further cemented throughout subsequent meetings. John exceeded expectations in every metric, netting me over double the initial offer despite my less-than-ideal handling of everything at the outset. He answered every question I had with ease and honesty and was always available and communicative throughout the process. John is personable, compassionate, transparent, and very good at what he does! I can't recommend him highly enough - hope to never need him again but if so, he will now be my first text! Samantha Musser
Dear John,
It has been a pleasure being your client. I really appreciate your patience and willingness to explain complicated legal jargon in layman’s terms. May you have continued success always. Sincerely,
Corenthia P., Prince George's County, Maryland
Thank you so much for your professional service and kind manner. Wishing you the best. Sincerely, Pearl I., Washington, DC
John, I just got back from abroad and I wanted to drop you a note thanking you for your work on my case. I’m totally satisfied with your work and I wouldn’t hesitate to give your name to anyone in a similar situation. Take care. Thanks. Ned Mitchell, Washington, DC bicycle accident victim
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