Rapid City Bicycle Accident Attorneys
A Passionate Ally in Your Corner
Pedestrians, runners, and bicyclists who share the road with cars and other motor vehicles are often at risk because of careless and negligent motorists. Due to the lack of protection, bicycle and pedestrian accidents can often result in severe and fatal injuries for victims. Even when injuries are not life-threatening or do not result in permanent disabilities, victims have a right to compensation for medical bills, lost wages, and other related expenses. Our bicycle accident attorneys in Rapid City can help.
At Whiting Hagg Hagg Dorsey & Hagg, LLP, we provide a combined 150 years of experienced personal injury representation to individuals who have suffered injuries from accidents in South Dakota. We understand how driver negligence is often the sole cause of pedestrian and bicycle accidents and how to obtain compensation so that clients can start the recovery process.
Protecting Cyclist’s Rights
Pedestrians and cyclists have the same rights as motor vehicle drivers and should not be at a disadvantage in accidents that threaten their well-being. The vehicle injury attorneys at Whiting Hagg Hagg Dorsey & Hagg, LLP, in Rapid City, SD are experienced pedestrian and bicycle accident attorneys and have represented several clients in Rapid City, SD, and throughout the Black Hills.
These accidents can happen when drivers are not careful in a variety of situations, such as:
- Failing to yield for pedestrians or cyclists in crosswalks
- Backing out of parking spaces in parking lots
- Speeding in residential areas where there are children playing
- Turning right on a red light, and not looking for pedestrians or cyclists in the crosswalk
While Rapid City and the Black Hills are a great destination for travelers to visit from all over the world, our popularity also means an increase in motor traffic. With the increase in traffic, the chances of a pedestrian or bicycle accident also increase. Pedestrian and bicycle accidents can result in serious injuries such as fractures or broken bones involving surgical repair, head injuries, various back and neck injuries, and even death. We will work to help you receive a monetary recovery for your pain and suffering, medical expenses, loss of income, disfigurement, loss of enjoyment of life, and any other losses sustained in the accident.
Time Limits for Bicycle Accident Claims in South Dakota
In South Dakota, you have three years from the date of your accident to file a lawsuit in civil court against the responsible party. This is commonly known as a "statute of limitations." While three years may seem like a long time, it is important to remember that bicycle accident cases can sometimes take several months to be properly investigated and put together a strong claim. If you attempt to file a claim after the statute of limitations period expires, the court will almost certainly refuse to hear your case and you will be effectively barred from recovering compensation for your injuries. For this reason, it is important to speak with an attorney early on to protect yourself against potentially costly legal pitfalls.
Turn to the experienced professionals at Whiting Hagg Hagg Dorsey & Hagg, LLP, today. Contact us at (605) 250-3003 for a team of vehicle injury attorneys who will fight for you.
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