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Giving a Voice to the Injured

Virginia Bicycle Accident Attorneys

Protecting the Rights of Injured Bicyclists Throughout Virginia

Cyclists are no match for an automobile when an accident happens. The lack of protection and speed of these collisions tend to lead to serious injuries, especially in high traffic or congested roads. If you have been injured in a bicycle accident, you need to take immediate legal action to protect your rights to compensation.

At The Barrera Law Firm, PLLC, we have been representing injured individuals, including bicyclists, for over 60 years. As a bicyclist, you may face blame for an accident even if it was caused completely by a driver’s negligence. This can be an obstacle to you receiving the compensation you need and deserve. Especially if you’re trying to recover from serious injuries, fighting with insurers can take up most of your time and energy. When you work with our team, you’ll get professional support, 24/7 availability, and a client-centered process that keeps you fully informed on the status of your claim. We are here to help you fight for the compensation you need for your injuries, no matter how minor they may seem.

Call our Alexandria office today at(571) 290-2390to schedule your free consultation. We are here to help 24/7.

Recovering Damages After a Bicycle Accident

Bicycle accidents happen every day, as do fatalities. In 2018, the latest year for which the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) has data, 857 bicyclists were killed in traffic collisions. CDC data suggests over 450,000 others were injured badly enough they sought medical care. Whether short-term treatment was successful or the victim sustained a permanent disability, each one of these accidents caused victims to miss work, accrue unexpected medical costs, and suffer other negative consequences.

Making a claim can help you re-balance your finances after a serious injury and take time to heal rather than worrying about how you will cover your mounting expenses. It’s also a way to hold the at-fault driver responsible for their carelessness. All bikers have seen firsthand the way some motorists disregard our safety. This isn’t just rude, but also dangerous—and when it results in injury, the driver should be forced to acknowledge the harmful outcome of their behavior.

We are here for you if you’re ready to make a claim for damages including:

  • Medical care
  • Physical therapy
  • Income loss
  • Pain and suffering
  • Property damage

For those families who sadly lost a loved one to a driver’s negligence, you are not without recourse. Our attorneys can guide you through the wrongful death claims process as you seek justice for the deceased.

Bicycle Accidents and Injury

Bicyclists are expected to follow the rules of the road just like everyone else, but even when doing so, another driver’s negligence can cause a collision. A common excuse given by motorists is, “I didn’t see them!” However, just because bicyclists are smaller than other vehicles does not mean drivers have an excuse for missing or ignoring them. These accidents often happen when:

  • A driver enters the roadway from a driveway or alley or pulls out of a street parking spot
  • Drivers ignore stop signs, red lights, or other traffic signals
  • A motorcyclist turns into a bicyclist’s path (this can happen with either right or left turns)
  • A bicyclist does not make it through an intersection before the light turns red
  • A driver does not leave enough room when passing a bicyclist

As you may imagine, wide streets with ample bike lanes and lower speed limits are safer for bicyclists. A study of accidents by the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) found that 60% of traffic collisions happened on two-lane roads. Catastrophic injury and death are more likely on narrower roads and those with higher speed limits.

Bicyclists may sustain injuries including:

These injuries can cause more disruptions and expenses than most people imagine, or even notice in the moment. Talk to our Virginia attorneys to make sure you’re asking for the full worth of your claim.

Thousands of Cases Handled in Virginia and Beyond

The Barrera Law Firm, PLLC has handled thousands of personal injury cases and helped our clients obtain the compensation they need and deserve. We are not afraid of standing up to deep-pocketed insurance companies in pursuit of what we believe is fair treatment for our clients.

As soon as you turn to us for help, we will begin creating a personalized case strategy tailored to meet your needs. Our hands-on approach to personal injury cases has translated into substantial settlements, which led to our inclusion in the Million Dollar Advocates Forum®. In fact, we’ve recovered over $75 million for our clients and taken more than 100 cases to trial. Our attorneys are highly qualified to help with your injury case.

Looking for a Spanish-Speaking Lawyer?

Our law firm is proudly led by Attorney Daniel Barrera, a fluent Spanish speaker who can guide you through the claims-filing process from start to finish. Especially if English is not your native language, an insurance company may see you as someone who is easier to underpay. Come to our firm instead for a free consultation and a representative who can converse fluently in Spanish, so you can be confident you fully understand your rights and options.

Licensed in Virginia, Maryland, and Washington, D.C.

Our attorneys are ready to help wherever you need us: Between our team members, we are licensed in Virginia, Maryland, Washington, D.C., New York, and beyond. No matter where your accident happened, you deserve a quality advocate to fight for you. We are here to be that person.

Call The Barrera Law Firm, PLLC at (571) 290-2390 to learn how our bicycle accident attorneys can help you find justice. We offer free consultations to all prospective clients.

What Our Clients Are Saying

  • “Attorney Barrera was very professional and made sure I got best treatment possible.”

    Nicholas

  • “Thorough and with our best interests in mind”

    Beatriz Correa & Israel Lopez

  • “He is one of the most conscientious and honest lawyers I know.”

    Martha

  • “When Only The Best Will Do, Contact The Barrera Law Firm”

    C.F.

  • “Mr. Barrera was very honest with me about my claim and patiently explained everything.”

    Alison

  • “Estoy satisfecha con el resultado de mi caso”

    Rosa V.

  • “Mr. Barrera was a terrific help in getting a great settlement in my auto accident case.”

    Rick

  • “To come across someone so honest, hard working and fair is (too) rare, but Jose is that guy.”

    John and Larissa Snyder

  • “Janett is an excellent worker!”

    Luis Obando

  • “Michelle, thank you for your patience, professionalism, and the dedication you provided during my mother’s case.”

    Lester C.

  • “You did a great job. And God bless you all. Thank you Mr. Barrera, you are very kind.”

    Janet O.

  • “I couldn't be happier! The people here are awesome and would recommend them to anybody that needs a great lawyer.”

    Lee K.

  • “Upon his initial consultation, I felt reassured that I was making the right choice when it came to choosing counsel...”

    Paul

  • “Son muy buenos”

    Guillermo ospina

  • “Mr. Barrera and his staff are highly professional”

    Virginia

Why Choose The Barrera Law Firm, PLLC?

  • Over 75 Years of Combined Legal Experience
  • $75 Million in Recoveries for Clients
  • Client-Centered, Hands-On Approach
  • Bilingual Staff & Attorneys
  • Over 100 Cases Taken to Trial
  • Complimentary Case Consultations
  • Available to You 24/7
  • Licensed in Virginia, Maryland, & DC