Cycling is a great way to get in some exercise and commute in an eco-friendly (and wallet-friendly) way. Whether you ride competitively or just like using your bicycle to get to and from work, bicycling offers a lot of benefits—but it also comes with some hefty risks. Cyclists are, by nature, more vulnerable than others on the roadways because they are not enclosed in a heavy steel frame the way cars, trucks and buses are. This means if they are involved in an accident with a motorist, the consequences can be devastating. Even with helmet use and use of other safety-related gear, cyclists are susceptible to serious injury if involved in a road crash. If you were hurt in a bike crash and want to discuss your legal case with a bicycle accident lawyer, contact the personal injury experts at Mayer & Rosenberg, P.C. today for a free consultation.
It is imperative that you get medical attention immediately after a bicycle accident. Even if you think your injuries amount to nothing more than some minor “road rash,” some injuries like whiplash may take hours or even days to manifest, and when they do, they can be excruciatingly painful. Once you are medically stable, begin documenting everything related to your crash and keep a file of these records. This could include copies of bills proving medical expenses related to the crash, photos of injuries, and the contact information of anyone who witnessed the accident. You can then speak to a local attorney who specializes in handling bike accident claims and begin to build your legal case.
More than 800 cyclists were killed while riding their bikes in 2015 according to data released by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, a number that is up by more than 12 percent from the prior year, and more than 70 percent of these fatalities took place in urban locations. More than 45,000 cyclists are estimated to have been injured in accidents in 2015, with being hit by a car being the leading cause of cyclist injury.
Mayer & Rosenberg, P.C. can help if you need a bicycle accident lawyer in Independence. We specialize in handling personal injury claims, and we have more than 40 years of experience helping our clients pursue justice in the courtroom. Our mission is to help our clients turn a bad day into a brighter future by advocating for their legal interests, such as by seeking the recovery of damages. Damages are estimated based on factors such as medical bill costs and lost wages resulting from time away from work while you recovered from your injuries, and they may be paid out to you as a cash award. We do not charge any fees until your case is favorably resolved, and it does not cost you anything to contact us for a free consultation. Call today.
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