Protection If You Have Been Injured In A Bicycle Or Pedestrian Accident
Bicycle and pedestrian accidents can end in serious injury — and frequently do. In South Dakota, an average of about 200 cyclists and pedestrians suffer notable injuries each year. Harm can arise from a variety of causes; collisions with motor vehicles and unsafe road conditions figure among the most common. Whatever the origin of your accident, you may be entitled to recover damages through a personal injury suit.
For 20 years, attorney Matthew L. Skinner has helped individuals in Sturgis and Rapid City pursue personal injury claims. He will investigate every aspect of your accident, and work hard to hold the responsible parties liable. An injury can be stressful — you are in pain, and accumulate a great amount of medical fees. Matt Skinner will endeavor to make sure you receive proper support.
Cars Own The Road. But They Still Have Liabilities.
The most crucial aspect of a cyclist or pedestrian personal injury suit is establishing negligence. Especially in scenarios involving motor vehicles, it is important to demonstrate not only that the vehicle’s driver acted negligently or recklessly, but also to show that the injured individual was not behaving negligently at the time of the crash. In fact, negligent cyclists are in some cases unable to recover compensation for their injuries.
When he takes on a personal injury case, Matt Skinner is dedicated to establishing the defendant’s liability, and protecting his clients from counterclaims of negligence. He knows that cyclists and pedestrians are vulnerable to a multitude of dangers imposed on them by motorists — hit-and-runs, sideswipes and swinging car doors chief among them. He will work rigorously to make sure that pedestrians, whether on foot or on bike, are not unduly victimized, and that they receive the compensation they deserve for their injuries.
A Lawyer Who Will Fight For Favorable Outcomes
With offices in Rapid City, Matt Skinner serves clients throughout the Black Hills, and offers protection to Sturgis rallygoers and other visitors to the state. You can schedule a free consultation by calling his offices at 605-519-5600 or by contacting him online.