Bicyclists are usually the adventurous-type and love any excuse to get out and take their bike for ride. Many commute via bicycle. Roads are available to bicyclists, just as much as larger passenger vehicles. This is why it is so sad to hear about the injuries that can happen to bicyclists when a distracted driver causes a collision.
Serious injuries can become a concern when a bicyclist suffers a bicycle accident with a motor vehicle. Medical expenses can be exorbitant to achieve the necessary care to deal with the injuries sustained in the crash. This happens usually in emergency-type situations and also for the long-term rehabilitation that is often necessary after serious injury when an injured bicyclist's body needs time and exercise to heal itself.
At The Jaffe Law Firm, our team understands the other types of financial losses often associated with injuries sustained in a bicycle accident. Distracted driving has always caused accidents, but with cell phone use behind the wheel, it has taken distracted driving accidents to a whole new level.
If the driver is not paying attention to the task at hand (driving), they can put other people, like bicyclists, in serious danger. For those who have experienced this first-hand, they may not be aware of some of the financial losses that an injured bicyclist and their family can recover.
Distracted driving is not the only possible behavior that could result in a bicycle accident. However, it is certainly one that afflicts many New Mexican residents today. Understanding how another person's actions could be considered as negligent is crucial to putting responsibility on the appropriate party(s) after a bicycle accident. There is much that can be learned to benefit the injured after a full investigation is conducted.