Bicycle Accidents

With an increasing effort to “go green,” an increased number of people ride a bicycle to go to work or school. People and cities are now advocating, more than ever, to increase the amount of bike lanes in public streets to allow bicyclists a “safe zone” to get from point A to point B. This results in increase in bicycles on the road, which unfortunately als goes hand-in-hand with an increase in bicycle-related accidents. While bicyclists can do several things to avoid accidents, accidents involving bicyclists are often unavoidable.

In any collision with a car or a truck, bicyclists have little protection against bodily harm and even death. The victims of such bicycle accidents often suffer significant injuries and necessary medical care. Although insurance policies normally cover damages and medical costs incurred for those driving motor vehicles, these insurance policies are limited. However, when these policies are inadequate or insufficient to cover the damages incurred, any ensuing medical expenses must be paid by the victim.

Drivers of motor vehicles must pay careful attention to bicyclists due to their larger mass and speed. Bicyclists are small in comparison and are often difficult to see, which makes them more prone to accidents. Drivers today are more distracted than ever while driving with the massive availability of MP3 players, portable DVD players, cell phones, and iPads. A distracted and negligent driver can easily crash into a bicyclist and ruin his/her life.

Bicycle accidents usually occur when motorists fail to appreciate the presence a bicyclist on the shoulder of the road or at an intersection. Consequently, a negligent car or truck driver, or motorcyclist, often deny any responsibility in causing a bicycle accident. However, by doing the proper analysis of the scene of the accident and interviewing potential eyewitnesses, it is possible to determine whether a car or truck driver, or even motorcyclist, could have – and should have – seen a bicyclist or pedestrian. When needed, our attorneys at Car Accident Hotline work with experienced accident investigators who recreate the accident and analyze evidence gathered at the scene of the accident.

Head, neck, and spinal cord injuries create substantial costs for victims and their families. If you have been injured while riding a bicycle, we strongly recommend that you contact us now to ensure that your receive the compensation you need and deserve. We will fight hard for you to recover the costs associated with your injuries, whether that be physical therapy, surgery, medical equipment, lost wages, and pain and suffering.

What is the best part about our services? You are not charged a penny for our services until you get compensated for your injuries! Why wait? call us at (833) CA-HOTLINE ((833) 224-6854) or fill out the form below: