Did Someone Else’s Carelessness Cause Your Bike Accident?
Central Indiana has a love affair with biking. Cycling used to be just a hobby, but now it is much more. It is a lifestyle for many people. That popularity means there are more bikes on our roads.
As the number of bikers increases, they face more risks than ever. There are more cars and trucks on our streets and roads too, and drivers are getting more aggressive and less attentive. That is a bad combination, especially for bike riders. If you were hurt while you were biking because of someone else’s negligence, contact our lawyers at Allen Wellman McNew Harvey, LLP.
Mistakes Cause Damages, Injuries And Death
Bikers need to avoid the hazards on the road, including distracted drivers. Inattentive motorists can be hard to escape. They cause most of the accidents for bikers.
According to National Highway Traffic Safety Administration statistics, biking injuries and deaths are rising. On average, over 500,000 biking injuries result in hospital or emergency room visits annually. Bike accidents cost billions of dollars.
Common causes of bike-related accidents include:
- Inattentive drivers
- Speeding vehicles
- Cars crowding bike lanes and curbs
- Drivers not honoring a biker’s right of way
- Road and weather conditions
Bikers Have The Same Rights As Everyone Else
As a biker, you have all the rights and responsibilities drivers have. Drivers don’t always honor your right to the road. If you were hit while riding your bike, you likely suffered injuries ranging from minor to life-threatening. You also have the right to hire an attorney who can help recover your losses.
Accidents can be avoided if everyone follows the rules. However, you cannot count on everyone’s attentiveness. You followed the rules of the road, you wore a helmet and rode defensively. None of that matters if a careless or distracted driver hits you. We can work with you to get the compensation you need.
Your Justice Begins When You Contact Our Greenfield Offices
If you or a family member were injured in a bicycle accident, you have rights. Your losses could include medical responsibilities, lost wages, rehabilitation and funeral costs. We can also file cases if you have had a loved one who died due to a bicycle accident.
The process can be overwhelming, but we can help you recover the settlement you need. We support clients throughout central Indiana from our offices in Greenfield. Call toll-free at 866-958-6354 or email us.