Frederick, MD asked in Personal Injury for Maryland

Q: Can I sue a cyclist who hit me on a sidewalk? There were no marked bike lanes.

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Ronald V. Miller Jr.
Ronald V. Miller Jr.
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  • Baltimore, MD
  • Licensed in Maryland

A: Certainly, there may be facts to support your claim. You just have not offered enough facts about your case but there are many scenarios like this where the cyclist could be responsible.

Eric Todd Kirk
Eric Todd Kirk
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  • Baltimore, MD
  • Licensed in Maryland

A: If you sustained personal injuries in the collision- yes. There is no corresponding right to bring a claim just because the cyclist was in the wrong, or because the collision occurred. If, on the other hand, you sustained damages as a result, you should consult with an experienced injury attorney.

Pawnee A. Davis
Pawnee A. Davis
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  • Rockville, MD
  • Licensed in Maryland

A: There are several questions I would ask you before I could tell you that if you have a case where you may want to sue the bicyclist.

Were you injured?

Do you have medical bills? What is thI total amount of charges?

Do you have the bicyclists contact information?

These are some factors that need to be addressed by an attorney. Please find one to have a consultation with.

Nathaniel Byron Smith
Nathaniel Byron Smith
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  • Altoona, PA
  • Licensed in Maryland

A: That can certainly be investigated and pursued if you were injured and the cyclist was negligent and you were free of negligence.

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