Bicyclists will begin to become more present on area roadways as the summer season begins. Whether the bicyclist is training for a race or they are simply using their bike as a mode of transportation, they deserve to be respected on the roadways.
May has been a month that has was filled with bicycle awareness campaigns, (i.e. the NHTSA Share the Road campaign). Our law office hopes that motorists have become aware of the responsibility that they have to pay attention to bicyclists on the road.
Every year there are countless bike-car crashes that cause serious injury and sometimes fatality. As attorneys who represent bike accident victims, we are trying to spread the message of safety and accident prevention. Since we have seen the pain and suffering that results from such accidents, we are using our platform as a way to help educate motorists of the importance of being cautious on the roadways.
What many motorists do not realize is that bicycles are considered a mode of transportation and therefore they deserve space on the roads. This failure for motorists to know often results in serious accidents. Another issue that results is motorists simply not seeing bicycles on the road due to distracted driving (texting, talking on the phone, conversing with passengers), which is the root of many accidents every year.
Injured in Bike-Car Crash
If a bicyclist is injured in an accident with a vehicle due to the vehicle’s failure to share the road accordingly, the injured bicyclist should contact a personal injury attorney. If an accident is due to the fault of another individual, the injured victim has the right to pursue compensation for the pain and suffering that they’ve experienced. The attorneys at our law office help injured victims to file claims for injures that they’ve sustained, obtaining compensation to pay for medical bills, time off of work, pain and suffering, and emotional injuries.
To speak to one of the bike accident attorneys at our office about the bike-car crash that you or your loved one has been involved in, call 800.637.8170. You will have the opportunity to speak directly to an attorney about your accident, ask any questions hat you may have, and receive legal guidance regarding the steps that you should take.