Despite laws allowing bicyclists to share the road with motorists, many people fail to see bicyclists when they are driving. In some cases, car and truck drivers fail to give bicyclists the right-of-way. When this happens, the results can be disastrous.
If you or your family member or loved one was struck by a car while cycling, you may be entitled to receive compensation for your damages. Torem & Associates has more than 100 years of collective legal experience handling all types of serious and complex personal injury claims, including those involving bicycle-car collisions. We have seen firsthand how these accidents have resulted in devastating injuries and far-reaching consequences for both victims and their families. Our bicycle accident lawyers in Fresno can help you fully understand your legal options and fight for the fair recovery you deserve.
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Common Bicycle Accident Injuries
Even with the proper safety gear, such as helmets and reflective clothing, bicyclists are relatively unprotected in the event of a motor vehicle collision. Cars, motorcycles, and other types of vehicles are much bigger, heavier, and travel at faster speeds than bicycles. Furthermore, drivers and passengers in automobiles are protected by seatbelts, airbags, and crash-resistant car doors and frames. Unfortunately, all this means that bicyclists typically suffer far more severe injuries than others involved in the accident.
Some of the most common types of injuries that result from bicycle accidents include:
- Broken bones, including multiple fractures
- Serious cuts, scrapes, and lacerations
- Road rash and burns
- Accidental limb amputation
- Spinal cord, neck, and back injuries
- Internal organ damage and bleeding
- Traumatic brain injuries
These and other common bicycle accident injuries often require extensive medical care, including both immediate emergency attention and ongoing—sometimes lifelong—treatment. The cost of treating these injuries can be exorbitant. Compounded with lost income/wages from time taken off work to receive medical care, as well as lost future income in instances where injuries prevent the victim from returning to work, the total cost of a bicycle accident can be overwhelming.
Fighting for Justice & the Recovery You Are Owed
At Torem & Associates, we work to hold negligent parties accountable for the harm they cause. Whether your bicycle accident was the result of a careless or distracted driver, or you were injured due to a defective bike part or faulty helmet, our Fresno bicycle accident lawyers can help you seek justice. We work with accident reconstruction specialists and economic experts to determine how your injuries were caused and the full cost of the accident. We have successfully recovered millions of dollars on behalf of our clients, including many multimillion settlements and verdicts.
Reach out to us Call (888) 500-5000 or submit an online contact form today for a free case evaluation.