Oklahoma City, OK- Bicycles are a great way to get exercise and are a very eco-friendly and inexpensive mode of transportation. But there are downsides to riding a bike, namely how vulnerable they make the rider, especially of a bicyclist is involved in an auto accident.
San Diego, CA- Bicycles are a great to get accident and they are also a great way to get around. People increasingly use them as their primary means of transportation, and why not? Bicycling is economical and environmentally friendly; it’s beneficial to your health, and it’s far less expensive than driving a car. But there is a downside, bicycles must share the road with automobiles and that can have disastrous results when a collision occurs.
Quick facts about bicycle accidents according to the Centers for Disease Control:
Two-thirds of accidents occur in urban areas
Young people between 15-29 and adults over 45 account for the majority of fatal bike accidents
In 2013 over 900 bicyclists were killed in traffic accidents
Bicycle accidents may in fact be less common than auto collisions, but victims often suffer injuries that are physically, financially and emotionally devastating. Bicyclists are often flung onto a vehicle hood, onto the windshield or to the ground and such impact can lead to debilitating injuries including traumatic brain injuries and spinal cord injuries. These injuries can also temporary or permanent disability. Broken bones are also common and some bike accident victims suffer multiple breaks. When the force of an accident is powerful enough, a bicyclist can be killed.
If you have had the bad luck of being injured in a bike accident, USAttorneys recommends you contact a personal injury lawyer in Oklahoma to discuss your case and the possibilities you have to recover compensation.
Here are the more common types of bike accidents:
Motorist fails to see bicyclist at an intersection. Sometimes a bicyclist disobeys a traffic signal and gets stuck. Or a motorist is unaware of a bicyclist and enters an intersection. If bicyclist is partially to blame for a collision, they may still be eligible for compensation; an attorney can determine this during a consultation.
Motorists open car door into bicyclist’s path. This happens a lot and can send a bicyclist flying over their bike and onto the ground. Even worse, a bicyclist can be flung into oncoming traffic where they could possibly be struck by another vehicle and seriously injured.
Speeding, distraction, inattention, and intoxication are common behaviors and leading causes of fatal accidents in the U.S. Motorist have a duty of care when they get behind the wheel. If they ignore that duty of care, an injury victim can hold them accountable through a personal injury suit.
Victims of car accidents who suffer a serious injury need someone on their side who can help them get maximum compensation for their pain and suffering. When you retain one of our accident lawyers in Oklahoma City, you have someone who will stand up for your rights and make certain the at-fault parties take financial responsibility for your injuries.
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