Legal Assistance for Injured Bicyclists
In place of a motor vehicle, millions of people across the country choose a bicycle as an efficient way of transportation. This does, however, create more of a chance for bicycle accidents to occur while out on the road. It is no surprise that bicyclists are more susceptible to injury when involved in an accident—especially when colliding with a motor vehicle—but that does not mean that the risk negates the liability of the responsible party. Many times, bicycle accidents are caused by negligent drivers that fail to pay attention to bicyclists sharing the road, or by the unfavorable conditions of poorly maintained roads. For both of these reasons, serious injuries can befall an unsuspecting bicyclist.
The type of injuries that a bicyclist may sustain depends on the type of accident that occurred. Whether an accident resulted because of a negligent motorist or because of hazardous road conditions, serious injuries will likely follow.
Some of the most commonly sustained injuries for cyclists include:
- Head trauma
- Fractures and/or broken bones
- Spinal cord injuries
- Severed limbs
- Serious abrasions
For someone to endure these types of injuries, the consequences could be detrimental. Catastrophic injuries often times keep an individual from being able to work and earn a living, and they might force the victim to pay costly medical bills well into their future, as well. In some cases, the accident could even prove to be fatal—as bicycle deaths make up 2% of all traffic fatalities each year. Bicycle accidents can prove to be some of the most debilitating for the victims involved, but with the help of a knowledgeable attorney, obtaining rightful compensation makes life a lot more manageable.
How a Denver Personal Injury Lawyer Can Help
At Andrus, Hood & Wagstaff, our dedicated team of attorneys knows how devastating it can be to sustain unjust injury at the hands of a negligent party. Both physical and emotional trauma can pose a threat to a victim’s wellbeing, so through compassionate and aggressive legal assistance, our firm fights tirelessly for the rights of our clients.
With a wealth of experience in this field, our firm has handled countless personal injury claims and has received large settlements of compensation for our clients—whether monetarily and/or through paid medical expenses. If you have been injured in a bicycle accident, do not wait any longer to contact a Denver personal injury lawyer at our firm for a free case evaluation. Any negligent party that may have caused you injury should be held accountable, so it is your responsibility to take the first step in enlisting the help you need.