Minnesota Bicycle Accident Lawyer

There were 581 Minnesota bicycle accidents in 2022, resulting in 499 injuries and 6 deaths. Cyclists have little to protect them, and crashes can cause severe injuries that significantly impact victims’ short- and long-term physical, emotional,  and financial health. At Sieben Polk P.A., our skilled bicycle accident lawyers can determine liability in your crash, calculate your damages, and fight for fair compensation from negligent parties in settlement negotiations or court. 

Eagan, Minnesota Bicycle Accident Lawyer

Bicycle Accident Injury Attorneys Serving Minnesota

Bicyclists are among the most vulnerable people on the road. When someone else’s carelessness or recklessness causes an accident, an injured rider deserves an accomplished Minnesota bicycle accident lawyer to protect their rights and help them seek fair compensation.

For over 50 years, our personal injury lawyers are committed to helping bicycle accident victims pursue compensation for their financial, physical, and emotional harm. Through superb client communication, hard work, and legal skills, we’ve recovered millions of dollars for residents of the Twin Cities and beyond.

Why Choose Sieben Polk P.A.?

Our bicycle accident lawyers are passionate about helping Minnesotans because we grew up, attended school, and live here. Our primary personal injury attorney, John P. Sieben, has practiced law since 1986. The Minnesota Journal of Law and Politics honored him three times as a Rising Star.

Our award-winning team has over 100 years of combined experience in Minnesota’s legal landscape and knows its laws, judges, and attorneys well. We can call on a carefully cultivated team of local and state experts for accident reconstruction and medical testimony to strengthen your bicycle injury case.

Clients come first, and we are honored when they leave testimonials praising our attention to detail, dedication, and results.

Types of Bicycle Accident Cases We Handle

Bicycle riders face several road hazards, and there is very little to protect them in crashes. Our firm handles many common types of bicycle accidents, such as the following:

  • Car collisions with bicycles, including dooring
  • Hit and runs
  • Accidents due to road hazards such as potholes or poorly marked roads
  • Bicycle accidents involving pedestrians
  • Bike accidents caused by defective equipment
  • Drunk and distracted drivers

What Compensation Can I Receive in a Bicycle Accident Case?

Minnesota bicycle accident victims can pursue compensation for their financial and other losses. Some of the damages you can pursue against the party responsible for your crash include the following:

  • Medical expenses and future medical costs
  • Rehabilitation costs
  • Lost wages and future earning capacity
  • Property damage
  • Pain and suffering
  • Emotional distress
  • Disfigurement and scarring
  • Funeral and burial expenses in a wrongful death bicycle accident

In rare cases, Minnesota courts award punitive damages to punish defendants who deliberately disregarded people’s rights and safety. For example, a judge may award punitive damages in an accident claim against a habitual drunk driver.

How Much Is My Minnesota Bike Crash Case Worth?

Until we review your case’s specific circumstances, we cannot estimate its value. Your bicycle accident lawyer will evaluate the extent of your injuries and other factors, such as insurance coverage and liability. 

Once we know your story, we will use our significant experience in bicycle accidents and other practice areas to calculate the damages you can pursue. We will fight for every penny you deserve.

Our Minnesota Bike Accident Lawyers Are Ready To Help

A bicycle accident can impact your physical and emotional health while significantly straining your finances. When someone else’s negligence caused your crash, you deserve to have a respected legal firm fight for you in settlement negotiations and court. Our accomplished bicycle accident attorneys at Sieben Polk P.A. have the experience, resources, and tenacity to take your case the distance.

Contact us for a free consultation today by completing our online form or calling 651-437-3148.

Bicycle Accident Lawyer FAQs

Trying to pursue compensation after a bicycle accident can be stressful and confusing. These are some of the more common questions we hear from clients and their families about their cases.

Our skilled bike accident attorneys rely on more than 100 years of combined personal injury experience to investigate claims, determine liability, and calculate damages. We will notify and negotiate with insurance companies and timely file all necessary paperwork so you don’t miss your chance at compensation. If necessary, we will take your case to court. 

Contact our bicycle accident law firm immediately after your accident. We can collect witness statements before memories fade and secure other evidence, such as debris, skidmarks, vehicle damages, and video footage, before it disappears.

Your bicycle accident lawyer must prove that the other party was negligent. For example, drivers have a legal duty to drive responsibly, observe traffic laws,  and avoid harming others on the road. If another party breaches that duty, causing your accident and resulting damages, we can argue they were negligent and owe you compensation.

After a bike accident with a motor vehicle, you first turn to the no-fault auto insurance policy held by you or someone else in your household. If no one in your home has a policy, you can file suit against the other driver or turn to the state’s Automobile Assigned Claims Bureau. Our skilled attorneys can advise you on how to best seek compensation.

The Minnesota statute of limitations grants you six years to file your bike accident lawsuit. If you are suing for a loved one’s wrongful death, you must file within three years. You must file a no-fault insurance claim within six months of your accident.

You can receive compensation in a Minnesota bicycle accident lawsuit if you are less than 51 percent responsible for the crash. However,  your recoverable damages will be reduced in proportion to your share of the liability for the accident. For example, if you have $100,000 in damages and were 10 percent at fault, you could recover $90,000.

Our bike accident attorneys are skilled negotiators, and we often secure fair compensation for our clients through insurance settlements. Based on our experience in thousands of cases, we will advise you whether a settlement is fair. The decision to accept a settlement is yours. If you choose to go to court, we will fight vigorously for you.

We offer free consultations, and if you choose to partner with us, we will take your case on a contingent fee basis. We pay the costs of investigating your claim, negotiating with insurance companies, and going to court if necessary. You only pay us if we secure compensation.

It is impossible to put an exact timeframe on how long your bicycle accident claim will take. Less complex cases may settle in a matter of weeks or months. More complicated cases involving questions about the extent of your injuries or each party’s liability may result in protracted settlement negotiations or lengthy litigation. 

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Our Results
$1.4 million for laborer and pump mechanic at Butler Taconite and National Steel Pellet in Nashuwauk and Keewatin, Minnesota. Client suffered from malignant mesothelioma.
In 2021, Sieben Polk attorneys recovered over $5,000,000.00 before trial for a retired Minneapolis pipe fitter in a lawsuit against manufacturers of asbestos-containing equipment.
An $8,050,000 jury verdict in 2001 on behalf of a pipefitter exposed to asbestos at a refinery.
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