What to Do if Hit by a Car While Riding Your Bike
Would you know what to do if you were hit by a car while riding your bicycle? Statistics show that over 50,000 cyclists are injured in motor-vehicle traffic crashes each year (National Highway Traffic Safety Administration). Cyclists are no match for cars and trucks. Even if a cyclist wears protective clothing and a helmet, cyclists involved in accidents can sustain serious injuries such as head trauma, road rash, severe abrasions, fractures, spinal injuries, and even head trauma. How would you ensure that your rights are being protected if you happened to be one of those 50,000 injured cyclists?
Take Extra Precautions
Here at Harris Personal Injury Lawyers, we are cyclists ourselves and understand the risks of sharing the road with motor vehicles. Our attorneys have personal knowledge of bicycle accident injuries and have the experience necessary to protect injured bicyclists from auto insurance companies. Many people may not know that cyclists are entitled to the same rights and have the same responsibilities as motorists. Because of this, it is important for cyclists to take extra precautions while on the road. However, taking extra precautions do not always protect cyclists from the negligence of other drivers. Should an unfortunate collision with a motor-vehicle occur, a cyclist faces not only expensive medical bills from the injuries they incur, but could also be faced with long-term health problems? These long-term health problems could potentially affect the active lifestyle of cyclists, as well as pose problems for the cyclist’s ability to earn a living.
Speak to a Qualified Bicycle Accident Attorney
Injured cyclists can ensure their rights are being protected by speaking with qualified and experienced bicycle accident attorneys. The attorneys at Harris Personal Injury Lawyers offer free case consultations to discuss the specifics of your bicycle accident and will fight aggressively to protect your rights as a cyclist. If you have recently been in an accident while riding your bike, call us today to receive the compensation you deserve.