While biking has never really gone out of style, there is an upsurge in the number of bikes on the road. People may ride around the city for different reasons, ranging from daily commutes to weekend pleasure rides. However, regardless of whether you are a five year old cruising down your neighborhood street or a bike courier delivering packages, you are always in danger of being hit by a car. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, two cyclists die each day in the U.S. from crashes and thousands more are injured annually.
Even while wearing a helmet and following Ohio biking regulations, cyclists are still at risk and can sustain serious injuries. If you were injured in a bike accident because of a negligent driver, you have the right to compensation. Recovery can be long and difficult, but through the help of a personal injury attorney you can receive compensation to address medical expenses, lost wages, and pain and suffering.
Bike Accidents and Negligent Drivers
Studies have shown that cyclists are rarely the cause of bike accidents and that it is, instead, careless drivers that are to blame. Drivers often fail to see bicyclists, misjudge their speeds, or try to overtake too closely.
For cyclists, the most dangerous areas are junctions, but bike accidents may occur at any time. Common bike accident types that can lead to cycling injuries include:
- Drivers turning in front of cyclists when exiting a driveway;
- Drivers rear ending cyclists;
- Drivers changing lanes illegally;
- Drivers rear-ending cyclists; and
- Drivers making left or right-hand turns into the paths of other cyclists.
The long-term effects of the accident on the cyclist can be devastating, involving long recovery times as well as pain and suffering. Having an attorney fighting for your rights can help you move forward with your life.
A Legal Team That Is Aggressive and Compassionate
The philosophy at the Chester Law Firm Co. LPA is built on the trust of those that we serve. We have built our reputation both on our aggressive legal advocacy and our supportive client service. The wellbeing and future of each and every one of our clients is important to us.
We have a proven track record of obtaining the most compensatory damages possible for bicycle and other accident types. Since we exclusively focus on personal injury law, we know exactly what it takes to address factors involved in bike accidents, including situations in which the driver hit you and drove off.
Contact Us Now to Learn More About Your Legal Rights
Being the victim of bicycle accident can be traumatic and leave you feeling lost. Our bike accident attorneys will answer any questions you have and help you take charge again by clarifying your options.
For a free consultation, call 800-218-4243 as soon as possible.