Protect Your Right to Ride
Bicycling is a great form of transportation, exercise, and fun. In order to keep cyclists safe, there are many laws in place that are meant to protect those on bikes who are riding on the roads. Unfortunately, that is not always enough. Drivers of vehicles can get distracted, or drive too aggressively, or just fail to see someone on a bike, and the results can be devastating.
When a car hits a cyclist, the results are almost always going to be a serious injury for the rider. These injuries can include broken bones, scrapes, bruises, and even brain damage. Even riders who are wearing a helmet and other protective gear can get seriously hurt.
Who is at Fault?
Whenever there is a bike accident it is important to determine who was at fault. If the driver of the automobile involved caused the accident, they (or more likely, their insurance company) may be held responsible for the damages incurred by the cyclist. The Sharp Firm has helped investigate many biking accidents to help determine whether a lawsuit is the right course of action.
If it can be shown that the driver of the vehicle was negligent in any way, we may be able to help recover damages including medical expenses, lost wages, pain and suffering, and much more. Depending on the severity of the injuries and the level of neglect, the settlement or verdict can secure the victims of a bike accident a significant amount of money to help handle their financial needs long into the future.
If you or a loved one has been injured in a bicycle accident, we want to hear from you. At the Sharp Firm we will help you obtain all that you are owed under the law and help you formulate a plan for your future. Contact us to schedule your free consultation.