Have you ever been driving along and seen an entirely white bicycle on the side of the road, sometimes adorned with flowers or stuffed animals? Do you know what they represent?
Someone on that bike died.
And a “ghost bike” memorial was placed at the scene of the accident by friends and loved ones so that all could see and remember that someone on a bicycle died on that very spot.
What can the family of the deceased do other than remember and mourn? And grieve again and again as they pass that bike on the side of the road?
The police report will definitely place blame, and if the cyclist or biker is not to blame, what then?
Contact a bicycle accident lawyer like the Stilwell Law Firm.
And preferably a bicycle accident lawyer who has experience dealing with all types of vehicular accidents.
Scenes change, witnesses disappear, evidence goes by the wayside. Contact a good bicycle accident lawyer armed with all the facts you can muster.
The best bicycle accident lawyers like the Stilwell Law Firm will assess all the facts, and place blame where it belongs. With your help, he or she will help bring to justice the person (s) responsible for the death of your loved one.
Your lawyer will talk to witnesses and obtain the police report of the accident. Your lawyer will obtain photographs of the deadly scene. Your lawyer will get reports of the weather and any other mitigating factors present on the day of the tragedy. Your lawyer will want to know everything about the deceased. Your lawyer will want to know everything your loved one did leading up to that deadly accident.
And the bicycle accident lawyer will find out everything the person (s) who caused the deadly accident did too. Most of the time, the distractions in the car, not the cyclist, are the cause of the accident. Your bicycle accident lawyer can help show those facts to a judge and jurors – people who can place the blame where it belongs and make sure justice is done.
A bicycle accident lawyer will file a case against the party responsible for the wrongful death.
Once the case is filed, the real work to get justice is just beginning. It may take some time, but eventually a trial date will be set. Your lawyer will try to settle the case out of court. If the case does not settle, a jury may be assembled, and a trial will go forward.
Your bicycle accident lawyer will have worked as hard as he or she can to get all the information available about your case. He or she will be prepared to present all the evidence he or she can that your loved one was not at fault, and that a wrongful death occurred. Trust your bicycle accident lawyer to do the very best for your family, and for the memory of your deceased loved one.
The real test here is patience and honesty. You have to give both to your lawyer in order to reach a good outcome. By the time the case goes to trial, your bicycle accident lawyer will know the deceased almost as well as you do. He or she will have invested both time and money to find out every detail of what happened that fateful day. Your bicycle accident lawyer will be working for an equitable outcome for your family.
A “ghost bike” is a lovely memorial. A good trial outcome or settlement is so much better.
The Stilwell Trial Law firm is made up of cyclists, triathletes, and runners. They know bike law and can help you with bicycle accidents, cycling injuries, and deaths. A driver should know the rules of the road. The Stilwell Law Firm knows the laws that protect cyclists.
Call the Stilwell Law Firm for your free consultation today: 713-931-1111 or 844-931-3111.