It is important for drivers to do their part to help keep bicyclists safe on the roadways. When drivers are careless or negligent, and causes a bicycle accident, they may be liable to compensate the bicycle rider for the damages and losses they have suffered.
Bicycle accident victims can suffer a variety of serious injuries when they are struck by a car driven by a negligent driver. Bicycle riders can be particularly vulnerable on the roadways and if they are struck by a negligent driver and can suffer serious injuries including traumatic brain injuries, serious fractures and back and spinal cord injuries. These types of injuries can alter a bicycle accident victim’s life forever and can be costly to treat.
A personal injury claim for damages can help bicycle accident victims recover compensation for their physical, financial and emotional damages which may include medical expenses, lost wages and pain and suffering damages. Wrongful death legal protections can also be there for families following a fatal bicycle accident and the loss of their loved one. It is essential to be familiar with the legal rights and remedies of bicycle accident victims and their families because of the serious, and sometimes fatal, injuries that can be caused by a bicycle accident.
Keeping bicycles safe on the roadways should be a priority. When a negligent driver has failed to exercise due care for the safety of bicyclists, it is important for bicycle accident victims and their families to know where they can turn to hold the negligent driver accountable and for compensation of their damages.