Riding a bike is a great form of exercise and an excellent method of transportation.
However, the joys of riding on two wheels can quickly be shattered during a collision with a car.
To be sure, while an accident involving a bicyclist and a car may leave the driver relatively unscathed, the bicyclist may suffer catastrophic injuries due to their lack of protection on the road.
Ultimately, moving forward after a biking injury can be difficult, and often requires significant rehabilitation that leads to piling medical bills.
In light of this, if you have sustained injuries in a bike accident and need assistance seeking compensation, don’t hesitate to contact an attorney immediately.
A dedicated lawyer will be able to file a personal injury claim on your behalf to help you secure the damages that you deserve.
Common Types of Injuries Suffered in Bike Accidents
Of course, the types of injuries suffered in a bike accident will vary on a case-by-case basis. That being said, a number of injuries may arise during a bike crash, which include the following:
- Broken bones;
- Torn ligaments and/or tendons;
- Traumatic brain injuries;
- Road rashes; and
- Burn injuries.
In many cases, these injuries sustained in a bicycle accident may lead to lasting complications or even long-term disabilities. Sadly, in many cases, a catastrophic bike accident may even result in a fatality.
Compensation Available to Victims in the Aftermath of a Bike Crash
Moving forward after being injured or losing a loved one in a bicycle accident may seem nearly impossible. Naturally, this difficulty is only compounded by mounting medical bills and other rising costs.
Fortunately, a dedicated personal injury lawyer is available to help you file a personal injury claim in order to recover the compensation that you deserve. If you were injured in a bike crash, you may be eligible for damages to cover:
- Medical bills;
- Lost wages, both in the past and the future;
- Rehabilitation costs;
- Any long-term disabilities that arose from the injuries; and
- Pain and suffering you may be experiencing as a result of the accident.
In reality, the best way to ensure you recover the full amount of damages to which you are rightfully entitled is by working with an attorney. A skilled lawyer will thoroughly research your case and fight for the compensation that is truly yours.
Contact Us Today for Assistance
Were you hit by a vehicle while riding your bicycle? If so, our dedicated legal team is standing by, ready to assist you throughout each step of the legal process.
We can advocate aggressively on your behalf to help you recover the full extent of the damages to which you are entitled.
Don’t hesitate to reach out to our office in Long Beach, California, for a free consultation if you or a loved one was injured or killed in a bicycling accident. Our personal injury attorneys will work rapidly to protect your rights and assist you throughout each step of the legal process.