Bicycle Accidents

Are you a cyclist? Good for you! Riding your bike provides multiple benefits: physical health, mental wellbeing, environmental responsibility, cost-effectiveness, and more.

Cycling is a great way to get around. But it also leaves you vulnerable if you’re struck by a car. Getting in a wreck can cause a variety of serious injuries to a bicyclist. Some of those injuries can even have permanent complications.

If you’ve been injured while riding your bike, you can seek compensation for your injury-related losses. Personal injury claims help victims of negligent drivers recover physically and financially.

Injuries You Can Suffer In A Bicycle Accident

If you’ve been hit by a car or other vehicle while riding your bike, you might suffer from a serious injury. Get medical attention for your injury as soon as possible after your collision, especially if you need emergency care.

Potential Bicycle Accident Injuries

  • Broken Bones
  • Head Trauma
  • Spinal Cord Injuries
  • Soft Tissue Injuries
  • Cuts
  • Burns

Get treatment even if you don’t feel badly hurt. Certain injuries, like traumatic brain injuries, don’t have immediately obvious symptoms. They can become worse if they are left untreated.

What To Do After A Bicycle Crash

If you were injured in a car accident while cycling, you can pursue compensation for related losses. Your options vary depending on the circumstances of the accident and the driver’s insurance coverage.

A personal injury claim can help you recover the financial losses related to your injuries. Those financial losses are also known as damages.

Typical Compensation for Bike Accident Victims

  • Your Medical Expenses
  • Your Lost Wages
  • Replacing / Repairing the Bicycle
  • Your Future Wages Due to Impairment (when applicable)
  • Your Pain and Suffering Damage (like emotional trauma, transportation to doctor’s appointments and other losses that are less easily quantified)

You may need to prove that the driver caused your injury through negligence. Certain evidence can support your personal injury claim.

Evidence to Support Personal Injury Claim

  • A copy of the official police report for your accident
  • Photographs of the accident scene and your injury
  • Commentary from your doctor discussing your injury and treatment needs
  • Eyewitness testimonies of the accident
  • Your own documentation of your injury, treatment needs, and reduced quality of life

Working with a seasoned personal injury attorney will help you navigate the ins and outs of a bicycle accident in your state. Give us a call and we will talk you through your next steps.

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