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NC Personal Injury Lawyers

Bicycle Accident Attorneys in Charlotte

Helping Clients Obtain Restitution against Careless Drivers

According to the Centers for Disease Prevention and Control, over 50,000 people are seen in emergency rooms annually for bicycle-related injuries across the country—more than 700 of those people are killed, with approximately 74% of those under the age of 14. At Price, Petho & Anderson, we have been representing victims of bicycle accidents since 1979, giving us the knowledge and experience necessary to handle these often complicated cases.

Where there is fault, there must be restitution. However, North Carolina laws can be especially tricky, as it is one of only a handful of states to still apply the doctrine of contributory negligence. This means that in crashes between cyclists and motorists, close attention is paid what the bicyclist may have done to cause the crash. If any fault can be attributed to the cyclist, a damage claim is likely to be denied.

If you or someone you know has been injured or killed in a bicycle accident, call (704) 350-2630 for a free consultation with our Charlotte personal injury lawyers.

How to Prevent Accidents

The best way to avoid becoming a victim of a bicycle accident through prevention. By practicing defensive riding skills obeying the rules of the road and wearing a helmet, riders can safely share the road.

Some safe riding habits include:

  • Traveling on the same side of the road as other traffic traveling in the same direction
  • Respecting traffic controls
  • At intersections, choosing the appropriate lane according to destination positioning
  • Controlling the lane unless overtaking traffic is being delayed and the marked traffic lane is wide enough to safely share
  • Changing lanes in anticipation of factors such as changing traffic conditions
  • When passing vehicles that are parallel parked, leaving enough distance between you the vehicle in case a door is opened
  • Feeling and acting like a vehicle driver
  • At night, only riding a bike equipped with a headlight and tail light, along with wearing reflective clothing or applying reflective tape

Don’t wait to begin planning a legal strategy for your case. Call (704) 350-2630 to discuss your case with the professionals at Price, Petho & Anderson today.

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Read Our Client Testimonials

  • “Staff is wonderful and he always returned my calls.”

    Amanda

  • “He and his staff are very professional.”

    Pamela

  • “Very efficient in dealing w/ all the people from the insurance companies”

    Debra

  • “I'm VERY satisfied with the services provided, and would gladly recommend.”

    Former Client

  • “I have had the BEST experience with this law firm with both of my accidents.”

    Marcus White

  • “He is the most consummate professional that didn't want to just settle right away.”

    Eli and Jenny

  • “Mr. Petho and his staff were just amazing.”

    Abby

  • “We were very pleased with his representation and the case outcome.”

    Former Client

  • “Not your typical attorney office,. everyone is kind and compassionate.”

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    Former Client

  • “He took care of my son's bills and was able to take the headache and hassle out of a bad situation.”

    Alex

  • “He always was responsive and professional and kept us well informed.”

    Former Client

  • “I strongly recommend this attorney office Price, Petho and Anderson for your family and friends.”

    Adam Winslow

  • “He was prompt, courteous and extremely professional.”

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704.350.2630
Charlotte, NC
1430 Elizabeth Ave
Charlotte, NC 28204 Map & Directions
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801 E Broad Ave
Rockingham, NC 28379 Map & Directions
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224 N Main St
Rutherfordton, NC 28139 Map & Directions
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