Bicycle / Pedestrian Accidents
Environmental factors such as impaired visibility and poor road or path conditions, including potholes, road debris, maintenance problems, and even dog attacks, can cause bicycle or pedestrian accidents. Motorists can unfortunately also cause bicycle and pedestrian accidents by recklessly refusing to share the road and, in some cases, even forcing cyclists off the road or into a collision.
Even when wearing a helmet and protective clothing, a cyclist is no match for a car or truck. Bicycle accidents commonly result in a variety of severe injuries in addition to death. Common serious injuries from bicycle accidents include:
- Head trauma
- Spinal cord injuries
- Severed limbs
- Severe abrasions or “road rash” that can lead to infection
These injuries may deprive a victim of their health and their capacity to earn a living, and the ability to care for their family. Bicycle and pedestrian accident victims often require costly medical care. In cases involving catastrophic injuries, the need for this care may continue throughout the victim’s entire life.
If you have been hurt while walking or riding a bike, contact us today for a free consultation.