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Were you injured while riding your bicycle? Bicycle accidents happen every day either because of careless drivers, road hazards, dangerous bicycle paths, or any number of other reasons. Bicyclists are far more susceptible to injury in a crash because they do not have the same basic protections drivers and passengers have. Without these additional barriers, bicyclists can face serious injuries even from minor traffic incidents, including broken bones, road rash, and head injuries. If you or someone you love was injured in a bicycle crash, make sure you know your legal rights.
Common Causes of Bicycle Crashes
When bicyclists take to the roads, even if they remain on designated bike paths, they put themselves at the mercy of other drivers. Automobile drivers have a significant amount of power behind the wheel, and any oversight or mistake could easily wind up harming nearby bicyclists or pedestrians. For this reason, many bicycle crashes are caused by driver errors such as drunk driving, drowsy driving, reckless driving, failure to follow traffic laws, and so on.
In some cases, negligent driving might not have anything to do with the bicycle accident. If a nearby vehicle malfunctions, the auto manufacturer may be liable for the resulting crash. Or, if a bicyclist is injured near a construction zone or due to some damaged road, the site manager or property owners might be at fault.
Some common bicycle accident injuries include:
- Broken bones
- Road rash
- Brain injuries
- Spinal damage
- Sprains and muscle damage
- Internal wounds
Bicycle accidents, especially those involving other vehicles, can be extremely damaging and may result in painful, life-altering injuries. Not only are these injuries likely to be painful, but they can also prevent you from working and may lead to extensive medical bills. In order to seek compensation for these damages, and other losses, you need to discuss your potential case with an attorney.
Do I Have a Personal Injury Case?
If you or someone you love was injured in a bicycle accident, you need to take immediate action to seek both medical and legal help. Once you have visited with a qualified physician, it’s important to act quickly and discuss your case with an experienced personal injury firm.
Contact our personal injury lawyers to find out if you have a bicycle accident case.