Whether as a recreational pastime or a means of transportation, drive a few minutes around Albuquerque and you’ll realize there are many bikers in New Mexico. Though there are several designated bike trails and paths throughout the state, many bicyclists still share the roadways with motorists, prompting greater opportunities for a bicycle accident to occur.
Being that a bicycle lacks the level of protection that a motor vehicle has, when involved in an accident, a bicyclist may suffer severe injuries, and in serious cases, death. At The Dinelli Law Firm in Albuquerque, we’ve dedicated ourselves to representing injured bicyclists, ensuring they get the compensation and support they need to successfully recover
New Mexico Negligence Laws
Similar to other vehicle accidents, bicycle accidents are governed by state law, and are often informed by state and local traffic laws. Being that many bicycle accidents are a result of shared negligence, New Mexico follows comparative negligence standards of liability, which states that when an accident occurs, each party’s fault and/or negligence is based upon their respective contributions to the accident. Typically, if a cyclist sues to recover damages as a result of an accident involved with an automobile, the damages the cyclist may or may not receive weighs heavy on the following questions:
- Did the negligence or recklessness of the automobile driver cause the accident that directly resulted in the injuries suffered by the bicyclist?
- Did the bicyclist display any negligence that contributed to the accident?
Albuquerque Bicycle Accident Compensation
Bicycle accidents are most always considered a personal injury case, and will therefore be addressed as such. The Dinelli Law Firm begins by assessing the details of your case, analyzing the situation and what compensation should be considered. Then, we put our experience and knowledge to work, constructing a well-established case and strategizing what evidence, resources, and methods to use. Our goal is to get the compensation you deserve, so that you can fully recover, both mentally and physically. Compensation given by the court is divided into two types of damages; economic and non-economic.
Economic damages are awarded as a direct result of financial loss and may include:
- Medical bills
- Medication expenses
- Recovery expenses
- Lost wages
- And more
Non-economic damages are less concrete than economic damages, and address all other remaining damages where a cost cannot be calculated, such as:
- Pain and suffering
- Emotional distress
- Mental anguish
- Disability or disfigurement
- And more
Representation You Can Trust In!
Established by New Mexicans for New Mexicans—The Dinelli Law Firm is here for you! Combining years of experience with unmatched expertise, our bicycle accident lawyers are here to guide you towards a successful resolution of your case, and in turn, help you get the compensation you deserve! If you’ve been involved in a bicycle accident in Albuquerque, call us today at (505) 582-2157.