Traveling by bicycle is a great way to get around. Chances are, if you are reading this webpage, you own a bicycle and use it frequently. People all over the country are getting healthier using bicycles as a mode of exercise and transportation. People travel to work, to school, around the neighborhood and even across the United States on bicycles. Of course, there will always be children in the neighborhood who ride bicycles and their happy shouts can be heard throughout the street.
Unfortunately, people don’t always watch out for cyclists and when that occurs, accidents happen. When an accident happens involving a bicyclist injuries are often severe and sometimes fatal. If you have been in a bicycle accident, one of the things that you should be looking for in a law firm is whether or not they are large enough to fund the lawsuit. For instance, oftentimes in a bicycle case, experts will need to be hired to explain the roadway to the jury along with the proper method of travel by both the vehicle driver and the cyclist. In addition, there will be medical experts needed to testify at court. In short, Racine Olson, located in Pocatello and Boise Idaho, is large enough to handle all of these costs until the case is resolved.
You might be asking yourself why expert witnesses are necessary. The Idaho Rules of evidence provide that testimony by an expert is allowed at trial “if scientific, technical, or other specialized knowledge will assist the trier of fact to understand the evidence or to determine a fact in issue.” I.R.E..702. Once it is determined that an expert will benefit the jury, “a witness qualified as an expert by knowledge, skill, experience, training, or education may testify thereto in the form of an opinion or otherwise.” Id.
In bicycle cases, an expert witness is often necessary to explain how the accident occurred or, in the case of a doctor, how various parts of the body have been injured and how long it will take for them to heal properly. Experts are also often necessary to explain the amount of damages that should be awarded by the jury. At Racine Olson here in Idaho, we know when an expert is needed and how to work with them to resolve complicated cases.Helping you with your Idaho Bicycle Accident Claim
When a Racine Olson client has been injured in a bicycle accident, an attorney sits down with that person and takes the time to learn about them and their needs. This includes obtaining knowledge about the injuries and damages as well as how the collision occurred. The attorney talks with the client about how the accident is affecting their lives. The accident may have required long term costly medical care and that is one of the things we need to ensure is taken care of. In the end, we want to make sure that our clients are satisfied with a settlement or verdict that compensates them for their losses both past, present and future.Problem Solvers
As personal injury lawyers at Racine Olson, we have been extremely fortunate to have wonderful clients and the opportunity to work for them. We believe our results speak for themselves. We want all of our clients to feel like they brought their problem to us, placed it on our desk, and together we solved it. Contact us today. Problem solved.