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Representing Injured Cyclists in New

While many people think of bicycles as a form of transportation, the fact is that many people use bicycles for recreation, including on our many scenic highways and byways. Whether you are riding your bike to work or school, to run errands, or for fun, you have the same rights and responsibilities as any other driver on the road. Unfortunately, not all drivers are aware of this, and many do not exercise reasonable care when they are sharing the road with bicyclists.

At Kalfus & Nachman PC, we represent bicycle accident victims in Newport News and the surrounding communities. If you or someone you love was injured, you can rely on our team to fight for the full compensation you are owed. Our Newport News bicycle accident attorneys handle cases involving serious and catastrophic injuries, as well as wrongful death. We have been serving the community since 1979 and have the experience, resources, and skill to take on any opponent, including large corporations and insurance companies.

Call us at (855) 880-8163 or contact us online to request a free, no-obligation consultation.

Common Causes of Bike Accidents

A bicycle accident typically refers to any collision or incident involving a bicycle and another vehicle, object, or pedestrian that results in injury or damage. Common causes of bicycle accidents involving negligent motorists include:

  • Failure to Yield: Motorists may fail to yield the right of way to cyclists at intersections, crosswalks, or when merging into traffic, leading to collisions.
  • Distracted Driving: Motorists who are distracted by activities such as texting, talking on the phone, eating, or adjusting the radio are less likely to see cyclists and may inadvertently cause an accident.
  • Unsafe Passing: Motorists may pass cyclists too closely or attempt to pass when it is unsafe to do so, causing collisions or forcing cyclists off the road.
  • Dooring: When a motorist opens their car door without checking for approaching cyclists, it can result in a cyclist colliding with the door or swerving into traffic to avoid it.
  • Speeding: Excessive speed reduces a motorist's ability to react to unexpected situations, increasing the likelihood of colliding with cyclists.
  • Impaired Driving: Driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs significantly impairs a motorist's judgment, reaction time, and ability to operate their vehicle safely, putting cyclists at greater risk.
  • Ignoring Traffic Signs and Signals: Motorists who run red lights, stop signs, or fail to obey other traffic signals may collide with cyclists who have the right of way.
  • Aggressive Driving: Aggressive behaviors such as tailgating, honking, or deliberately swerving towards cyclists can create dangerous situations and lead to accidents.
  • Inadequate Awareness or Education: Some motorists may not be adequately aware of cyclists' rights and may fail to share the road safely, leading to accidents caused by ignorance or lack of understanding.

Types of Bicycle Accident Injuries

When a bicyclist is struck by a car or any other type of motor vehicle, the resulting injuries are often severe. Bicyclists have no protection from the force of impact, and they are often thrown from their bikes, onto the road, and into other vehicles or objects. Unfortunately, this means that bicycle accidents often result in life-altering and even fatal injuries.

At Kalfus & Nachman PC, we represent bicycle accident victims who have suffered a wide range of injuries, including but not limited to:

  • Traumatic brain injuries
  • Spinal cord injuries
  • Back injuries
  • Neck injuries
  • Broken bones
  • Catastrophic injuries

Our firm has extensive experience handling complex cases involving very serious injuries. We understand the significant medical, emotional, and financial toll these injuries take on victims and their families. Our goal is to help you recover the full, fair compensation you are owed so that you can focus on healing.

How Our Firm Can Help

After a bicycle accident, you may be unsure of what to do next. You know that you are facing mounting medical bills, lost income, and other damages, but you may not know how to recover the compensation you are owed. That is where our firm comes in. At Kalfus & Nachman PC, we are here to help you.

When you choose our firm, you can expect the following and more:

  • Compassionate, personalized guidance: We know that every case is unique, which is why we take the time to listen to your story and understand your goals. We then work to develop a personalized legal strategy that is tailored to your needs.
  • Aggressive, results-oriented advocacy: We have a proven track record of success, and we are not afraid to fight for you in court, if necessary. Our attorneys are prepared to take on large corporations and insurance companies on your behalf.
  • Regular communication and updates: We know that you have a lot on your plate, which is why we handle every aspect of your case so that you can focus on what matters most: your recovery. We are available to answer your questions and provide regular updates on your case.
  • No fees unless we win: At Kalfus & Nachman PC, we do not charge any upfront fees. We handle all bicycle accident cases on a contingency fee basis, which means you owe us nothing unless/until we recover compensation for you.

After a bicycle accident, it is important to remember that the insurance company is not on your side. Insurance companies are for-profit corporations that are focused on their bottom line, not your well-being. They will try to pay you as little as possible, or nothing at all. When you hire our firm, we can deal with the insurance company on your behalf. We know the tactics they use, and we know how to fight back.

Call (855) 880-8163 to schedule your free consultation. We have offices in Newport News and serve clients throughout the state of Virginia.

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  • You Will Pay No Fees Unless We Win Your Case
  • We Have Recovered Millions of Dollars for Our Clients
  • Our Attorneys Are Well-Equipped to Fight Insurance Companies
  • We Have Successfully Handled Thousands of Cases Since 1979
  • We are a Full-Service Firm with Multiple Locations
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    “I highly recommend Kalfus & Nachman. They were on point from start to finish. Their office called me to keep me informed every step of the way. Everyone was friendly and returned calls and e-mails promptly! Very professional!”

    - Victor Gilmore

    “They took the time needed to listen and explain the answers to any questions I asked. The follow-up to return my calls was excellent and the results were unparalleled.”

    - Nancy Lewis

    “I was able to gain a sense of "calm" in the midst of dealing with an injury and all the hardship that comes with it. Thanks!!!”

    - K. Williams

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  • AAJ Leaders Forum
  • Top 25 Motor Vehicle TLA
  • American Association for Justice Leaders Forum
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  • The National Trial Lawyers - Top 100 Trial Lawyers
  • National Trial Lawyers Top 100
  • North Carolina Bar Association
  • End Distracted Driving
  • Louisiana State Bar Association
  • NPBA - Norfolk & Portsmouth Bar Association
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  • Virginia Trial Lawyers Association

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