Whether you are riding a bicycle for leisure, for exercise, or for training, the rules of the road still apply. According to the Department of Motor Vehicles, “more than 100 people are killed and hundreds of thousands more are injured in bicycle collisions” (dmv.gov, 2016). As a cyclist on the road, it is important to keep in mind that we all have the same rights and responsibilities as motorists. Although, many cyclists tend to forget that they must follow the basic road rules as well, which often leads to injuries or deaths of the cyclist. Bike laws are not the same in every state of the U.S. However, riding a bicycle on a road that is shared with vehicles can be just as dangerous regardless of the state you are in. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention published data from 2013 that indicated “over 900 bicyclists were killed and there were an estimated 494,000 emergency department visits due to bicycle-related injuries” (cdc.gov, 2016).
If you’ve been involved in a bicycle accident and are suffering from injuries caused by the recklessness of driver, you may be entitled to seek damages. Please call the personal injury attorneys at Law Offices of Russell Fields in Sacramento at (916) 529-4143 to schedule an appointment today.
Why do You Need an Attorney for a Bicycle Accident Injury?
The biggest hurdle to receiving proper compensation for your injuries is dealing with car insurance companies because they focus on keeping injury claim payouts low and often find a reason not to payout. In unfortunate circumstances, the insurance company will attempt to blame you as the cause of the accident as a way to minimize the injuries suffered. However, an experience personal injury attorney at Law Offices of Russell Fields can help ensure that you are properly compensated for your injuries. Often times, a bicycle accident will produce injuries such as broken ribs, broken collar bone, concussion, or other severe injuries to the body. With an experienced attorney from Law Offices of Russell Fields fighting for your rights, the chances of getting fully compensated for which the law permits increase.
Don’t wait for your symptoms to get worse. Call today! If you’ve been involved in a bicycle accident and are suffering from injuries caused by the recklessness of driver, you may be entitled to seek damages. Please call the personal injury attorneys at Law Offices of Russell Fields in Sacramento at (916) 529-4143 to schedule an appointment today.