I Got Minor Injuries from a Bike Accident in Ohio. Do I Have a Case?

If you or your loved one was injured in a bike accident in Ohio, even if those injuries were minor, contact an Ohio accident lawyer to protect your rights.

Whether or not you have a case is determined by Ohio State Law and you may be entitled to bicycle accident settlement. At GSAS Law, we are dedicated personal injury lawyers that focus on bike accident cases like yours. We can help you take steps to protect your rights and avoid being taken advantage of.

Here are some common questions we hear from people that have been in your situation.

I Was Just in a Bicycle Accident but My Injuries are Minor! What Next?

If you are in a bike accident in Ohio, the first steps is to exchange information with the other party involved. Under Ohio state law any motor vehicle operator, having knowledge of an accident or collision, must stop at the scene and, upon request of the injured party, provide their name and address, or the name and address of the individual who the vehicle belongs to.

If the operator of the motor vehicle does not provide this information, they have 24 hours to report it to the police department in the city or village that the accident occurred in.

What if They Don’t Stop; Or Refuse to Give Me Information?

Any motorist who does not provide contact information or does not stop at the scene of the incident is in violation of Ohio State Law and has committed a first-degree misdemeanor.

If you are a victim in a circumstance like this contact us here at GSAS to file a bike accident lawsuit. Even minor injuries will create a strain on your physical and mental well-being, not to mention your bank account, and you deserve justice.

What Are the Cycling Laws in Ohio? 

As a cyclist you have a right to the road as much as any car or other vehicle. But there are some rules for how you ride on the road.

  • You must obey all regular traffic laws
  • You must ride as close to the right side of the road as possible, unless there is an obstruction or condition on the road that would make it unsafe to do so.
  • Individuals should not be riding with more than two bikes alongside each other unless in a designated bike road.

As a cyclist you have a right to the road and should feel free and safe to exercise that right.

What if I am Partially at Fault for My Bike Accident?

Ohio has a comparative fault law. This means that the amount you pursue in damages could be reduced due to your percentage of fault. Even if you think or have been told that you are at fault, you may not be.

Determining fault requires intimate knowledge of the law and your unique situation. And sometimes, even the police on the scene get it wrong. In your free consultation, we will help you determine whether or not, and to what degree you may actual be at fault. And if there is a case to be made, we want to fight for you to recover the damages that are owed to you.

So, Do I Have a Case? 

If Ohio State Law was violated in your bicycle accident and you sustained injuries you may be entitled to a settlement. If the individual who injured you does not comply with Ohio State Law you may have a case and should contact one of our Ohio accident lawyers to help you take the steps to ensure your rights are protected. You will not pay anything unless we win your case.

As a cyclist you have a right to feel safe on the roads, we are here to make sure no one takes that right away from you.

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