Your Ally in Getting Compensated for Your Bicycle Accident Injuries
A bicycle accident is a type of traffic accident involving a bicycle and one or more other vehicles, such as cars, trucks, or buses. Bicycle accidents can occur in various settings, such as on roads, streets, sidewalks, or bike paths.
Bicycle accidents can have serious consequences, as cyclists are often vulnerable to severe injuries or death due to their lack of protection compared to drivers and passengers in motor vehicles. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), in 2019, there were 857 bicyclist fatalities in traffic crashes in the United States.
Bicycle accidents can be caused by various factors, such as distracted or impaired driving, failure to yield the right of way to cyclists, speeding, and poor visibility. In some cases, bicycle accidents may result from dangerous or defective road conditions, such as potholes or inadequate bike lanes. It is important for both cyclists and drivers to be aware of their surroundings and follow the rules of the road to help prevent bicycle accidents.
A person can sustain a wide range of injuries in a bicycle accident. Some common injuries include:
- Head injuries, such as concussions, skull fractures, and brain damage
- Neck injuries, such as whiplash and spinal cord injuries
- Chest injuries, such as broken ribs, punctured lungs, and internal bleeding
- Back injuries, such as herniated discs and spinal fractures
- Abdominal injuries, such as lacerations and internal organ damage
- Limb injuries, such as fractures, dislocations, and amputations
- Soft tissue injuries, such as sprains, strains, and bruises
The severity and type of injuries that a person sustains in a bicycle accident will depend on various factors, such as the speed and weight of the vehicle involved in the accident, the angle of impact, and whether the person was wearing a helmet or other protective gear. In some cases, a person may be killed in a bicycle accident.
In addition to physical injuries, a person may also experience emotional and psychological trauma, such as post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), anxiety, and depression, as a result of a bicycle accident. It is essential for anyone involved in a bicycle accident to seek medical attention as soon as possible to assess and treat any injuries.
The personal injury attorneys at Abrishamcar Law, APC, can help with a bicycle accident by representing the victim of the accident and seeking compensation from the responsible party. This typically involves investigating the accident to determine who is liable, gathering evidence to support the victim’s claim, negotiating with the responsible party or their insurance company, and, if necessary, taking the case to court.
In most cases, our attorneys may also help the victim obtain medical treatment and support services, such as physical therapy, to assist with recovery. Our goal in a bicycle accident case is to help the victim obtain the compensation they need to cover their medical expenses, lost income, and other damages resulting from the accident. This can help the victim recover physically, emotionally, and financially from the bicycle accident. Our personal injury attorneys can provide valuable assistance and guidance throughout the legal process.