Hawaii Bicycle Accident Attorney:
Foster Law Offices represents clients who have been injured in a bicycle accident on any of the Hawaiian Islands. As a triathlete, attorney Jeffrey Foster is keenly aware of the dangers posed by riding on Hawaii's dilapidated roadways and by distracted and careless drivers.
Unfortunately for the cyclist, a bicycle accident usually results in serious injuries. As any cyclist knows all too well, drivers do not exercise the same caution and awareness when addressing bicyclists as they would another automobile.
Hawaii Bicycle Accident Claims:
Provided that the driver is at fault for the accident and the statute of limitations has not lapsed, an injured cyclist has a claim for damages under Hawaii's personal injury laws. The bicycle personal injury claim is no different than that arising out of a vehicle/vehicle accident.
Hawaii Law mandates the payment of financial compensation to a bicycle accident victim who suffers an injury as a result of a driver's negligence. In certain bicycle accident cases, a negligence claim may brought against the State of Hawaii or a Hawaii municipality. Private roadway owners and others who cause a bicycle accident may also be potentially liable parties in a Hawaii bicycle accident case.
Dangerous Riding Conditions:
As anyone who has cycled on roads here in Hawaii can attest, there are many challenges presented by roads and drivers alike. As we are aware, the roads here in Hawaii are hardly perfect for safe bike travel. We are lucky if there is a shoulder let alone a bike lane to protect cyclists from inattentive and distracted drivers, not to mention the potholes, cracks, garbage and other obstructions cyclists face while riding in Hawaii.
In most cases, bicycle accidents in Hawaii arise from driver negligence. Whether it's speeding, failing to yield the right-of-way, turning without signaling, driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs, or otherwise breaking the law, bicyclists become the unwitting victims of bad drivers. Below are a few common causes of bicycle accidents in Hawaii:
(1) A driver turning left from a road or driveway fails to look left before entering the roadway where the cyclist is traveling;
(2) At a left turn lane when there are more than one car and the second/third car turns left in front of a cyclist because the driver simply follows the first driver rather than waiting to look for an oncoming cyclist;
(3) A driver failing to yield to a cyclist when merging into a lane where the cyclist is traveling.
(4) A texting driver who veers into a cyclist's lane of travel;
(5) Road rage.
Success In A Hawaii Bicycle Accident Claim:
Success in your case means that you are entitled to receive the compensation you deserve under Hawaii law from the person or group that caused your accident and their insurance providers. Knowing what can be covered by compensation is vital in collecting evidence and proving your losses. This includes:
- Hospital stays
- Medical procedures for injuries
- Property damage
- Pain and suffering
- Wages lost while being unable to work
If you or a loved one has been harmed in a bicycle accident caused by a negligent driver or other party, you have the right to hold the person who caused your injuries responsible and receive compensation for all of the physical and emotional trauma you have been through.
Contact Hawaii Bicycle Accident attoreny:
We offer a free consultation to cyclists injured in an auto accident caused by a negligent driver. To schedule an appointment, please contact us today by phone or text at (808) 348-7800; or by completing the "Contact Our Firm" box to the right of this page. We look forward to speaking with you.