A bike accident can be a frightening experience. The only thing that can protect you from several thousand pounds of speeding metal is safe riding and the awareness of others. This is hardly comforting when someone’s mistake may change your life permanently. You may be lucky to walk away from your accident with broken bones. It is not uncommon for victims to suffer brain and spine injuries, major amputations, or serious disfigurement. These kinds of injuries can be incredibly costly, and may even diminish your ability to work.
Every year, nearly 7 out of every 9 crashes involving a bicycle results in an injury or fatality. There is a drastic difference in speed and weight between a car and a bike, and statistics like those gathered by LSU’s data reports show what that difference can mean for you and your safety. There are many things that you can do to be a safer rider, such as properly obeying road laws, and wearing proper safety gear. However, there is only so much that can be done to account for an inattentive or reckless driver.
Always get help when you’ve been in an accident. It can be very difficult to guarantee you’ll get the repayment you deserve without experienced legal aid. Many insurance companies will aggressively try to make sure they pay as little as possible for your injuries, and a skilled attorney can protect your interests in the court of law.
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Parties Represented by Personal Injury Lawyer Receive Nearly 3.5 Times More Money in a Settlement Than Those Without an Attorney.
– Insurance Research Council Study 2004