Stop and think about when you learned to ride a bicycle or taught your kids to ride. We know you probably never thought you would need help from a bicycle accident attorney. However, despite your efforts to ride safely on the roadways, we know that there is no way to predict the behavior of other drivers around you.
At the Law Offices of Greg Prosmushkin, P.C., we will get to work on securing the compensation you need for all of your crash-related expenses so you can focus on recovering from your injuries.
These Accidents Can Be Horrific
Consider, for a moment, how much a passenger vehicle weighs – thousands of pounds. Now think about how much a bike with a person on it weighs.
Maybe 200 pounds.
When a vehicle strikes a bicycle, there is going to likely be an injury or a fatality. It is not uncommon for us to see the following injuries in the aftermath of a bicycle crash:
- Traumatic brain injuries/head injuries
- Spinal cord injuries/paralysis
- Internal organ damage/internal bleeding
- Broken or dislocated bones
- Severe lacerations or amputations
The costs associated with these injuries are tremendous. Emergency medical expenses alone may reach into the tens or hundreds of thousands of dollars. Even minor injuries can lead to major medical expenses that can cause financial hardship.
For the latest reporting year in the United States, there were 783 bicyclists killed and thousands injured. Even though bicycle crashes account for a low overall percentage of traffic crashes, they have a much higher injury and fatality rate than regular vehicle crashes.
These incidents often happen in areas where the bicyclist has the right-of-way and an expectation of safety: intersections, crosswalks, sidewalks, bike paths, etc. We also know that vehicle drivers fail to give bicyclists on the roadway the space they deserve.
All too often, a bicyclist is injured or killed due to the carelessness of a vehicle driver. We know that bicyclists are at particular risk when:
- Drivers are impaired by drugs or alcohol
- Drivers are distracted by their phones or other devices
- Drivers speed or operate recklessly
We also know that bicyclists are adversely affected due to poorly maintained roadways or pathways. When a government agency or company tasked with repairs fails to do their job, they should be held accountable for injuries.
What We Can Do To Help
Regardless of how safely you ride your bicycle and whether or not you wear a helmet, we know that these incidents can lead to major injuries. At the Law Offices of Greg Prosmushkin, P.C., we are here to help if another person’s careless or negligent act has caused you or a loved one harm.
We will get to the bottom of what happened and move to secure compensation for all of your crash-related expenses. This can include:
- Coverage of medical expenses
- Recovery of lost wages if you cannot work
- Pain and suffering damages
- Loss of enjoyment of life damages