Silver City is a town located in Grant County. It has a population of approximately 10,273 people and is home to Western New Mexico
University. As a result, a lot of the population is college-aged.
It was originally founded as a mining town by George Hearst in the late 1800s. Now, its economy is based upon tourism, retirement, and trade.
Silver City has a diverse arts and culture scene as it is home to many musicians and artists, and its downtown is known for being a thriving arts center. It is home to the Mimbres Region Arts Council which has been named number one in the state for a decade. Along with having a thriving artistic scene, Silver City hosts many musical festivals each year.
Bicycle Accidents in Silver City
With the prevalence of students, tourism, and the bustling downtown arts scene, many in Silver City commute and travel by bike. Although this is a cleaner, more economical way to travel, bicyclists are at a higher risk for injury and accidents due to their vulnerability.
A cyclist, unlike one driving a motor vehicle, is not encased in a metal object. Though they can – and should – wear protection, severe injuries can still occur in the event of an accident.
If a bicycle rider is involved in an accident, he or she can incur injuries such as:
- Broken bones
- Spinal cord injuries
- Traumatic brain injuries
Of course, depending on the severity of the accident and the impact, bike riders may also succumb to their injuries.
Proving Damages in a Bike Accident Lawsuit
If you, or a loved one, have been involved in a bicycle accident, you must prove damages. Typically, an attorney will proceed with the lawsuit on a theory called negligence. Negligence means that the other party involved owed you a duty; that duty was breached; and the breach of that duty caused the damages you suffer – whether they be physical, emotional, property, or some combination of the aforementioned.
Of course, each case is fact-specific, so consulting with an experienced personal injury attorney
is key to putting together a strong case where you will be able to recover compensation from the responsible party.
Our personal injury law office for immediate assistance after any of the following:
Consult a Personal Injury Attorney
The Law Office of Samuel I. Kane, P.A.
, has years of experience handling bicycle accident lawsuits. Mr. Kane has not only negotiated successful settlements on behalf of his clients, but he has also secured successful, positive, and lucrative jury verdicts when the case goes to trial.
With Mr. Kane, you can be sure that you, or your loved one, is in good hands. For an initial consultation, we welcome your call to our office at (575) 526-5263.