Bicycling is not just for kids anymore. Many people are hopping on bicycles for their daily commutes, or even just to get around town. The only thing is, bicyclists often share the road with motor vehicles. This would be fine, except, often motor vehicles are responsible for bicycle accidents that cause serious injuries to bicyclists, like broken bones.
If you or a loved one is an avid bicyclist and had a recent run-in with a motor vehicle, it is likely that the injured is suffering serious injuries. Serious injuries, in turn, lead to the resulting medical expenses after the incident.
Even if the bicyclist is partially at fault for the accident, any negligence of the motor vehicle driver is also taken into account. Everyone, including cyclists and passenger vehicles drivers, are obligated to follow the rules of the road.
After a bicycle crash resulting in injuries, a full investigation is a way to help determine was caused the accident. If it can be determined the injuries and resulting medical expenses were caused (at least in part) by the motor vehicle driver, this could be helpful for an injured bicyclist and their family.
Recovering medical expenses for serious injuries or even lost wages due to an accident can really help both short and long-term. There is much a bicyclist could lose if there is a collision with a passenger vehicle.
An unfortunate event. But, think of it as one difficult moment in time that can be recuperated from and made whole once again. Naturally, some injures can be very serious after a bicycle accident. And, this could change life forever for the injured. Whatever the circumstance, victims should consider all options during this difficult time.
Source: Injury.FindLaw.com, “Bicycle Accidents,” accessed on May 28, 2016