Bicycle Accident Attorneys
Bicycle accidents are one of the more serious and traumatic types of accidents, often leading to serious or permanent injury, paralysis, and even death. Personal injury attorneys with experience handling bicycle injuries and accidents cite alarming statistics. On average, a bicyclist is fatally injured every 6 hours in the United States. In 2008, 716 bicyclists died in traffic accidents, a slight increase over 2007, and 52,000 bicyclists were injured, up 21 percent from the prior year.
Bicycle accident survivors sustain a wide range of serious injuries, including concussions and other head injury, fractured bones, and spinal cord injuries. These bicycle accident injuries can have a lasting impact on a bicyclist's life. The injured party may need weeks of hospital care, home care, rehabilitation, and other medical treatments, and he or she may have to miss work for an extended period while recovering.
Bicycle accidents typically involve a collision between a bicycle and a motor vehicle, either a passenger vehicle or a truck. Bicycle accidents often result from driver inattention. In many cases, a driver will pull out or make a turn without checking to make sure that the way is clear. Children are more likely than adults to be out riding their bikes, and in many cases their smaller size makes them more likely to be overlooked.
When a bicycle injury occurs, a thorough investigation and evaluation of the cause(s)--conducted by a personal injury attorney with direct experience handling bicycle accidents and injuries--is always the best way to proceed. Once the cause and severity of the bicycle injury is determined, a bicycle injury lawyer and the victim can reach an informed decision about whether or not to pursue a lawsuit or other legal option.
The skilled personal injury lawyers and accident attorneys at Schwartz Roller LLP have successfully represented many victims of bicycle injury. They understand the complexity of investigating, litigating, negotiating, and resolving bicycle injury claims and are fully knowledgeable of the liability issues, medical ramifications, and legal options involved. Our resources include a top-notch team of professional investigators and experts who can analyze the evidence and help our personal injury lawyers obtain swift justice and maximum compensation for bicycle injury victims.
If you have suffered a bicycle injury or if a loved one has died as the result of a bicycle accident, contact the law offices of Schwartz Roller LLP. A bicycle injury lawyer on our team can offer you a free, confidential evaluation of your case and advise you of your rights.
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