Over the past few decades, cycling or riding bicycles has taken hold and more and more communities are putting a lot of effort into encouraging car and truck drivers to “Share the Road” with cyclists. Under the law, bicycles on the roadway are entitled to the same rights, and therefore responsibilities; as cars and trucks. However, despite a cyclist’s best efforts to safely operate his/her bicycle on the road, he/she can suffer injuries due to the negligence of another driver. Most of the time, the driver of the car is at fault, but insurance companies often misinterpret the facts and try to avoid paying out claims.
Since you are more exposed on a bicycle than motorists, cyclists usually suffer much more severe injuries in collisions with cars. A biking accident often results in serious injury and can even cause your death. According to the latest reports from the National Highway Traffic and Safety Administration website at nhsta.gov (2015), more than 800 people were killed in bicycle/motor vehicle crashes. Alarmingly, these bicycling fatalities made up 2% of all traffic deaths.
Many times cyclists will suffer severe head trauma or a traumatic brain injury during an accident. A traumatic brain injury occurs when the brain experiences a sudden physical impact. If you have suffered a brain injury during a collision you might experience symptoms such as headaches, difficulty with focusing on or completing tasks, dizziness, fatigue, nausea, and changes in personality or energy level. This can be an on-going disability if not dealt with right away.
Why The Rosenberg Law Firm?
Dedicated to helping those that have been injured in bicycle accidents, Mark has significant experience in handling the most serious biking accident injury claims. Our firm has built a reputation as one of the leading personal injury law firm by achieving outstanding results for our clients.
We understand the sport aspect, as well as the dangers associated with cycling. We are diligent in the pursuit of bicycle accident claims and we are committed to serving our clients with the highest quality legal representation you would expect.If you or a loved one has sustained injuries after a bicycle crash/hit and run, contact Mark for a FREE case evaluation. We handle cases on a contingent fee basis, which means, we only get paid if we recover for you. It is important to act quickly, since most injury claims have a limited time frame in which you can file before you waive your rights to seek compensation.
To learn more about your rights following a bicycle accident, contact Mark or fill out our Contact Form today.