Cyclists Suffer from Injuries in Greater Amounts
Previously, we discussed pedestrian accidents. Bicyclists are not free from risk either. Here, we discuss the many types of bicycle injuries in California and their crazy causes. More often than not, many motor vehicle operators ignore the fact that riders have the same legal rights to be on the road as a car or truck do not understand, or believe, that cyclists have an equal right to be on the roadway. Inattentive vehicle operators often ignore bikes, and only pay attention to other cars, or their conversations on their cell phone, completely oblivious to the cyclist. An injury to kids could be because a caretaker failed to make a child wear a helmet in violation of California helmet laws, increasing the damage to the child’s brain.
Bikers are very vulnerable to injury and death when compared to vehicles with an enclosed roll cage like a bus, or a car, for example. Many vehicle motorists make illegal right turns directly in front of riders, and even open their vehicle doors when they pull over to the curb without even looking in the rear view mirror to see if a bicyclist is in the lane next to them. Sometimes a car will back out of a driveway, side street, alleyway or curb and run a bicyclist over and kill the rider, which is also known as wrongful death. Bicycle accidents will often require an accident reconstructionist, forensic experts, orthopaedic expert, and life care planner expert. Visibility will usually be at issue as well, so the accident scene will have to be investigated and documented.
Skilled bicycle personal injury attorneys with the knowledge, experience and skill to litigate bicycle spills and mishaps, are very important. For the cyclist, a crash is often a fearful and traumatic experience. An unprotected human body is not tough like a car or truck, and never an equal to a 9,000 pound (lbs.) plus car or truck. This is doubly so with bike injuries to children. The statistics are also very clear the bicyclists are at particular risk for broken bones and head injuries. No fun.
The rough, hard asphalt will often tear a bike rider to shreds and cause deadly friction burns and compound fractures. If you have been seriously injured in a bicycle accident, you must not give a recorded statement to the insurance company and instead must contact experienced hit and run, or hit by a car while riding a bike lawyers now. We can answer the most frequently asked questions about tort law and bikes. These types of injuries can range from minor to severe. You may be entitled to compensation for the harm caused you by another
A Few Types of Bicycle Injuries and Steps to Take
The mechanics of being thrown from a bike, typically means the body is flung like a rag doll. This means that your head or face can often end up landing and smashing into a cement curb, or car bumper. You can imagine things like broken necks and blood right away in a gory post accident scene. These cases often result in abrasions, cuts, scars, brain injury, broken bones, busted teeth, closed head trauma, coma and wrongful death. Friction burn and amputation are also known results of an impact to a bicycle rider, or a rider’s spill on a bike.
When a cyclist is lawfully in a cross walk, on a green “walk” sign, and run over by a car or truck, the injuries he or she suffers will usually require damages be paid by the car driver for hospital bills, lost wages, mental and physical pain and suffering after taking certain steps. Since the year 2004, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration claimed that at least five thousand reportable deaths resulted from auto v. pedestrian/bicycle accidents. In fact, more than seventy eight thousand pedestrians and cyclists are seriously injured each year from a car or truck crash. Obviously, pedestrians are more vulnerable to injury and death on a roadway than are the occupant(s) of a car or truck with safety features such as seatbelts, airbag and roll cage. California cyclists injured in a smash up, must seek and retain attorneys. Southern California, with crowded cities like Laguna Beach, Venice Beach, Huntington Beach and Hermosa Beach, can be dangerous for pedestrians and elderly people crossing the street.
Find legal counselors who know what to do at Ehline Law. We are committed to excellence and we will conduct an investigation and gather important evidence. You must retain an experienced lawyer who is credible and who is known by automobile liability insurance companies as aggressive and uncompromising. In Southern California, many people like vacationers ride bicycles for transportation, fitness and well being. Our experienced team of top gun advocates and paralegals have successfully recovered millions throughout Southern California.