Bicycling is becoming a more common form of transportation these days. They are the number one way to save money on gas and the exercise is beneficial to the health of the rider. Unfortunately, these bicyclists must still ride on or near our busy roadways and accidents continue to occur.
Accidents involving bicycles typically result from a car hitting the bicyclist. This can be due to an inexperienced driver or the driver’s lack of attention to their surroundings. The most common injuries sustained from bicycle accidents are:
- Brain injuries including skull fractures, concussions and contusions
- Broken bones and fractures
- Spinal and neck injuries
Accidents involving a bicycle and a motor vehicle can be devastating. Even wearing a helmet will not prevent most serious injuries. The human body is no match for pavement and fast moving motor vehicles. If you have been injured in a bicycle accident from the negligence of another driver, then you may be entitled to receive monetary compensation for the following:
- Medical bills incurred from the accident
- Loss of wages due to the accident
- Loss of earning capacity or potential due to the accident
- Pain and suffering
- Disfigurement and emotional distress
If you or someone you love has been in a bicycle accident, please don’t hesitate to contact our experienced accident lawyers to receive a complimentary consultation and advice about your claim. We can help you navigate through the confusing accident laws and get you the money you deserve.