Bicycle accidents occur mainly because automobile drivers are not careful in maintaining a lookout for cyclists. Many bicyclists are severely injured due to the negligence of other drivers on the road who fail to pay attention or drive recklessly. In an accident between a bicycle and automobile, the bicyclist often sustains serious or even fatal injuries. The severe, debilitating and permanent injuries that arise from bicycle accidents with automobiles may result in significant financial hardship to the individuals involved and their families.
The law provides an injured person with the right to recover his or her damages from the responsible party. Such damages include, but may not be limited to, medical expenses, lost wages, funeral expenses and other economic losses. Individuals are also entitled to recover for the pain and suffering caused by their injuries and treatment. To protect your legal rights following a bicycle accident, please contact us for a free consultation.