Truth Or Consequences is a town located in Sierra County. It has a population of approximately 6,475 people and is home to Western New Mexico University. 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.
With the prevalence of students, tourism, and the bustling downtown arts scene, many in Truth Or Consequences 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.
Of course, depending on the severity of the accident and the impact, bike riders may also succumb to their injuries.
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.
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.