Bicycle riding has gained popularity over the years for a number of reasons. Not only is riding a bicycle a healthy form of exercise, but it is less costly than driving a car and environmentally friendly. When negligent drivers do not grant bicyclists the rights they deserve on the road, however, disastrous accidents can ensue. In addition, if a driver is negligent and performs an illegal maneuver or is not paying attention to the road, it can result in serious injury to a bicyclist.
If you were involved in a bike accident, it is imperative that you receive the medical care that you require. When you are faced with mounting medical bills and no form of payment, circumstances can be rough.
When there is an accident that involves both a car and a bicycle, the cyclist is likely to sustain serious, or even fatal injuries. Injuries can include whiplash, head trauma, brain injuries, spinal cord injuries, internal injuries, broken bones, multiple fractures, or any combination of injuries. There are many reasons why a car and bicycle accident can occur, with driver distraction being the number one cause.
Other factors that can lead to a car vs. bicycle accident may include:
- Driving too fast
- Drunk driving
- Not stopping at a red light
- Driving negligently
- Disobeying traffic laws
REPRESENTING BICYCLISTS AFTER ACCIDENTS
We understand after being injured, it can take weeks, months or even years to recover from injuries, and sometimes the recovery is never fully reached. We strive to ensure that compensation reflects the extent of each client’s injuries, medical expenses, any long-term care, lost wages and other relevant expenses.
Harshbarger Law recognizes the complexities involved when handling bicycle accident cases. It is important to have an attorney who understands that each case is different and special attention must be paid to the client to ensure that he or she is properly represented and fully compensated.