We know that you do not think about getting into a crash when you get on your bike and head out for a ride. When you send your kids off to get some exercise, you do not think about them getting hurt. However, if you find that you need a bicycle accident attorney, we are ready to help.
At the Law Offices of Greg Prosmushkin, P.C., we understand these cases and will stop at nothing to secure the compensation you deserve. If another person’s negligence was responsible for the crash, they need to be held accountable.
What Can Happen?
Many people only think of kids when they think of bike riding, but we know that plenty of people of all ages enjoy riding their bikes around Lindenwold. Bike riding is a great way to relax, but we also know that there are risks. We always recommend that riders wear a helmet, but even then, serious injuries can occur.
When a bicycle is struck by a vehicle, it is not uncommon for us to see the following cyclist injuries:
- Traumatic brain injuries/head injuries
- Spinal cord injuries/paralysis
- Internal organ damage/internal bleeding
- Broken or dislocated bones
- Severe lacerations or amputations
Not only is a cyclist contending with thousands of pounds slamming into them, but they also sustain injuries from a secondary impact with the ground. Regardless of speed, a bicycle crash can cause significant injuries.
The injuries listed above often require extensive medical intervention and long periods of rehabilitation for a victim to make a full recovery. The medical bills will be tremendous, especially if insurance does not cover all of them. For those who are unable to work while they recover, they could find themselves in serious financial jeopardy.
Many bicycle crashes happen in areas where the cyclist should have the right-of-way:
- Bike paths
Many drivers simply do not pay attention to cyclists. They refuse to give them the space they are legally afforded. We also know that drivers who are impaired by drugs and alcohol are much more likely to cause harm to cyclists, as are drivers distracted by their phones or other devices.
The CDC says that there are nearly 500,000 bicycle rider injuries each year in the US. If you are an injured cyclist, you should not be on the line for another person’s negligence.
How Your Attorney Can Help
There is no denying that bicycle crashes can significantly impact the lives of their victims and the victim’s family. That is why it is so important that you move to seek legal assistance if another person’s negligence was responsible for the crash. At the Law Offices of Greg Prosmushkin, P.C., we want to make sure that you are fairly compensated for what has happened to you. This includes coverage for the following:
- Your medical expenses related to the incident
- Lost wages and benefits if you cannot work
- Pain and suffering damages
- Loss of enjoyment of life damages
- Punitive damages against those responsible