Unless the wreck is very minor, then you’re probably going to need an attorney just like if it was a car wreck or a truck wreck. People that get hurt on bicycles are often times very seriously injured because of the nature of the wreck. They’re on a bicycle and they’re often times hit by a car or a truck. Many times, because of the severity of the wreck, the bicyclist is knocked unconscious or they’re taken away by ambulance and there’s nobody on the scene; they’re not able to stay on the scene to say what happened. So having an attorney get involved quickly and investigate your case and advocate for you is very important.
The prevalence of bikes on our roadways is becoming more and more popular in Memphis, Tennessee. We see bike lanes, we see lots of more people out on the roadways in bikes, and so the wrecks are becoming more common and you definitely need a lawyer to handle that kind of case.