Are You Suffering After A Bicycle Accident?
Despite having the right of way, bicyclists often fall victim to negligent drivers. Two wheels are no match for four, and if you’ve been injured in a bicycle accident, you have rights.
Common Causes Of Bicycle Accidents
Whether you’re joyriding, commuting, or training for a race, all bicyclists know that they need to watch out for others on the road. Of course, there are some steps bicyclists can take to reduce their risks on the road, including:
- Riding with helmets and protective gear
- Avoid riding during peak traffic hours
- Avoid riding during the dark
- Wear reflective clothing
Still, taking these cautionary measures is no guarantee of safety, and those behind the wheel still pose a threat to bike riders. Many bike accidents are a result of reckless or negligent driving, including drivers who are:
- Distracted by their cell phones
If a bad driver injures you or a loved one and you aren’t sure what to do next, reach out to an experienced bicycle accident lawyer for an evaluation of your case at no cost to you.
The Cost Of Bicycle Accidents
Injuries sustained in a bike collision are often devastating, both physically and financially. While the medical professionals will help you recover from the bodily harm you or your loved one has endured, an attorney can help you recover:
- Emergency room costs
- Short term and long-term wage losses
- Ongoing medical care costs
- Costs of damaged property
Tragically, sometimes loved ones are killed in bicycle accidents. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, over 800 bicyclists died due to roadway crashes in 2019. If you lost a loved one due to another’s bad driving, you may be entitled to damages relating to a wrongful death claim.
Speak To An Experienced Bicycle Attorney Immediately
After a bicycle accident, it’s important you speak to an attorney right away. Experienced bike accident attorneys like those of Smith Legal Center will help you move forward after the trauma of a bike accident. We understand that you need someone on your side to fight for your rights. Protect your rights immediately! Don’t Delay-Call SMITH Today 866-77-SMITH.