Demand Full Compensation For Your Bicycle Accident
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Bicycling is an increasingly popular hobby and mode of transportation. Unfortunately, most U.S. roadways were not constructed with cyclists in mind, and most motorists don’t appropriately share the road. This means that bicycle accidents happen often.
While the incidents are usually the driver’s fault, it’s the person on the bike who suffers most from the driver’s negligence. Bicycle injuries like knee damage, head trauma, and spinal cord injuries can be lifelong medical conditions that require professional care.
If you were in a bicycle accident, do not wait to file a claim. It may seem obvious that the driver is at fault, but don’t count on them or their insurance companies to give you the money you deserve without a fight. Get an experienced bicycle accident attorney on your side.
Hoover Rogers Law, LLP fights for accident victims’ rights. We demand full compensation for your injuries, and we don’t back down. If were injured in a Wichita Falls & Lawton area bicycle accident, contact us now for a free case evaluation.
The main types of bicycle accidents
Left cross — The most common bicycle crash occurs at intersections when a car making a left turn fails to yield and turns in front of or into an oncoming bicycle.
Dooring — Also known as a “door swipe,” this kind of accident happens when a person opens a vehicle door in the path of a cyclist. The cyclist either hits the door or swerves into traffic to avoid it and hits another car.
Right cross – When a motorist pulling out from a side street or driveway fails to check for bicycles, they may strike a cyclist or block their path.
Right hook — This happens when a bicyclist travelling straight is hit by a vehicle taking a righthand turn. Often, these accidents occur when a car and a bicycle are stopped side by side at a stop sign or red light.
Rear end — These accidents tend to happen in low-light conditions. The driver is unable to see the bicycle clearly and may misjudge their speed. Drivers also may fail to account for a bike’s much shorter stopping distance.
Some people are at a higher risk of getting into a bicycle accident than others. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the following are major risk factors in bike crashes:
- Adults aged 50-59 are the most likely to be involved in fatal crashes.
- One-third of all emergency department visits related to bicycle accidents involve children ages 5-19.
- Male cyclists die six times more often and are injured four times more often than females.
- Most fatal bicycle crashes happen in urban areas and non-intersection locations.
The devastating impact of bike accident injuries
Bicycle accidents often result in serious injuries that require a lifetime of treatment like surgeries, pain management procedures, and/or physical therapy.
Traumatic brain injuries (TBIs) are frequent injuries after a bicycle crash — especially if the rider is not wearing a helmet. TBIs include concussions, skull fractures, punctures, and diffuse axonal injury (the shearing or tearing of nerve fibers).
Other common bicycle accident injuries include broken arm bones (ulna, radius, humerus), ribs, or leg bones (femur, tibia, fibula), nerve damage, torn ligaments and tendons, paralysis, persistent back pain, and spinal cord injuries.
We stand up for injured cyclists
If you were injured in a bicycle accident in the Wichita Falls and Lawton area, contact Hoover Rogers Law, LLP for a free case evaluation. We can help you understand how the law applies to your specific situation and how much your claim is worth.
Attorneys Ben Hoover and Grant Rogers represent accident victims on contingency. This means that there is no retainer or hourly rate for you to pay. Our fee is calculated into your final settlement or verdict. If we don’t win, we don’t get paid.
If you’ve been hurt in a bicycle crash, you need to act quickly. Call, email, or chat online with us now to schedule a free case evaluation with an experienced bicycle accident attorney.