A cyclist is at serious risk of injury if he or she is involved in a collision with a motor vehicle. Even with a helmet and other protective gear, cyclists are likely to sustain catastrophic injuries or even get killed.
If a bicycle accident has been caused by a motorist’s negligence or recklessness, the victim is eligible to seek monetary damages for medical bills, property damage, loss of income, as well as pain and suffering. With more than three decades of combined experience, our Mt. Pleasant personal injury lawyers at Lawton Law Firm understand what it takes to obtain results.
According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), bicyclists account for 2% of all motor vehicle traffic deaths and 2% of traffic injuries. The U.S. Department of Transportation reports that in 2011, 726 cyclists died and 48,000 were injured in traffic. The majority of fatal bike accidents occur between 5 PM and 9 PM during the summer, which is prime time for children to ride their bikes.
Common causes of bicycle accidents include:
Our legal team can review the facts of your accident, and negotiate with insurance companies in order to make a recovery. Whether we reach a settlement inside or outside the courtroom, we will be by your side every step of the way.
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