When a negligent driver causes a crash with your bike, your prospects are not good. Even with the best safety equipment, a bike and helmet offer little protection from the bulk of a motor vehicle. You may suffer injuries ranging from road rash and broken bones to a spinal cord and brain injury.
No matter the severity of the crash, you should always visit a doctor immediately after a collision. Concussions may not be apparent after a crash, and you should have a through medical exam. If you or your family notices any unusual behavior, you need to return to the doctor to make certain it is not serious.
Serious injuries after a crash may demand a lifetime of care and medical services. Our attorney can help you with all the details, from dealing with the negligent party's lawyers and their insurance company to filing a lawsuit if they refuse to make an appropriate offer of compensation.
It is not just bicyclists who need to worry about distracted drivers. Pedestrians are especially at risk. Even at a controlled intersection, you can never be too careful. Drivers making turns in heavy traffic may be watching for other cars and not see you as you begin to cross.
Cars are so large and powerful that even at a low speed, they can cause grievous injuries for pedestrians. If you have been struck by a vehicle operated by a negligent driver, our attorney can help you obtain the compensation you need to recover from your injuries and move on with your life.