Millions of people ride bikes every single day. Whether you ride your bike to commute to work or school or ride simply for pleasure, you should always feel safe on the roads. However, negligent drivers create unsafe environments for bikers, frequently causing accidents. If you’ve experienced an accident while riding your bike, our bike accident lawyer is eager to assist you.
Bike Accidents Are Particularly Serious
Bike accidents happen for some of the same reasons that other accidents occur, but accidents involving bike riders are more severe.
A bike offers riders none of the protection they’d have from a vehicle in the event of an accident. Therefore, bike accidents often result in more significant injuries to riders.
Drivers should always keep both eyes on the road and drive responsibly. Driving carefully involves paying attention to surroundings to avoid accidents, but unfortunately, drivers still manage to cause bike accidents frequently.
What Causes Bike Accidents?
Bike accidents most commonly occur for the following reasons:
- Distracted driving
- Failure to yield
- Aggressive driving
- Impaired driving
- Fatigued driving
In a majority of cases, bike riders are minding their own business, riding their bikes as they should, when a driver unexpectedly collides with them, leaving riders with extensive injuries.
Injuries Resulting from Bike Accidents
Because riding a bike can be so unsafe, bike accidents notoriously produce serious injuries, like:
- Head injuries
- Traumatic brain injuries
- Broken bones
- Neck injuries
- Injuries resulting in amputation
- Spinal cord injuries
- Road rash
- Hand and wrist injuries
The injuries a bike accident victim experiences depend on several factors, including how the car collided with the rider and the speed at which the driver was going at the time of the accident.
In many cases, bike accident injuries require long-term medical care and may even result in lifelong consequences, which is why it’s important to seek help from a skilled bike accident lawyer.
Potential Financial Recovery for a Bike Accident
If you’re involved in a bike accident, and it is the driver’s fault, it would not be fair for you to be responsible for the financial losses. Monetary damages can help compensate you and relieve some of the undue financial burdens.
Potential damages you could receive for a bike accident in South Carolina include:
- Past and future medical bills
- Rehabilitation costs
- Loss of income
- Lost earning potential
- Emotional distress
- Mental anguish
- Pain and suffering
- Permanent impairment
- Scarring and disfigurement
Determining the true value of your case is imperative to ensure you’re getting the fairest possible compensation. A bike accident lawyer can calculate your damages based on your specific case and circumstances and fight diligently to get you the financial recovery you’re owed.
Talk to a Bike Accident Attorney
The legal team at Lowcountry Law, LLC is experienced in helping injured bikers pursue compensation for the injuries and losses suffered in a bike accident. If you suffer harm due to someone’s negligence, we want to help you hold them accountable and seek justice for their wrongdoing.
Contact us today to schedule a complimentary consultation with our bike accident lawyer in either Mount Pleasant or Myrtle Beach, South Carolina.