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The team at Coker Law is working together to ensure that our valued staff, clients and families are following all recommendations provided by our local, state and national leadership. We know this is a stressful time with many changes occurring, so we want to reassure you Coker Law is taking every measure to ensure the welfare of our staff and the continuity of our service to our clients.

We are communicating with the courts to reschedule any postponed proceedings and will be pro-active in informing our clients of those new dates. Our office is now open during normal business hours and we are taking all necessary precautions to ensure the safety of our staff, clients and visitors. If you would like to meet with one of our attorneys in person we can provide masks, gloves and hand sanitizer upon request. Also be assured that every staff member is sanitizing their work space each day and common areas are sanitized after each use. We are also monitoring staff temperatures daily. We remain available by phone and videoconference if you prefer. Your safety and well being is always our top priority.

Our thoughts are with all those impacted by the Coronavirus, and we wish to express our utmost gratitude to the healthcare professionals working tirelessly to care for our community

Bicycle Crashes

According to the US Department of Transportation, about one-third of bicycle crashes happen at intersections. Right of way can often come into question in crashes between cars and bikes.

If you’ve been in a bicycle crash, it is important to have an experienced trial attorney that knows how to investigate the cause of the crash and convincingly present your case to the judge or jury.

Bicyclists can be vulnerable to negligent drivers. Some common causes of crashes include:

  • Drivers failing to yield the right-of-way.
  • Drivers failing to see bicyclists entering intersections.
  • Drivers hitting bicyclists while backing up.
  • Running red lights or stop signs.
  • Drivers making a left or right turn into the path of a bicyclist.

Common bicycle injuries include:

  • Broken bones
  • Spinal injuries
  • Internal bleeding
  • Traumatic brain injury

 Bicycle safety tips:

  • Always wear a helmet.
  • Avoid two-lane and other narrow roads, where 60 percent of roadway bicycle crashes happen.
  • Studies show bicyclists are safest on paths and trails designated for bikes.

Serious bicycle crashes can result in death. If your spouse or family member has been killed in a bicycle crash, it is important to immediately contact an attorney who can begin a thorough investigation of the crash.

If You’re Involved in a Bicycle Crash, What Should You Do?

Coker Law cautions cyclists to ride carefully.  However, if you are injured by a negligent driver, speak with an experienced personal injury or crash attorney. You may qualify to receive compensation for your medical bills, lost wages and other expenses related to your injuries. To speak with a Coker Law attorney or for more information, click here or call (904) 356-6071.