Phenix City Bicycle Accident Attorneys
Pursuing Fair Compensation for Injured Cyclists
People ride bicycles for exercise, to save money, and avoid the hassle of searching for a parking space. However, cyclists are exposed to increased risk of injury in accidents caused by negligent drivers. The experienced Phenix City bicycle accident lawyers at Loftin, Loftin & May protect the legal rights of our clients and fight for fair compensation for their injuries.
Common Bicycle Accident Injuries
The lack of protection on a bicycle leaves the rider at higher risk of severe injury in an accident with a motor vehicle. These crashes can result in broken bones, traumatic brain injury, spinal cord injury, and other catastrophic injury and permanent disability. Some of the most common types of injuries sustained in serious cycling accidents include:
- Head injuries
- Face injuries
- Brain damage
- Fractured or broken bones
- Spinal cord injuries
All of these types of injuries have a long recovery time, if a full recovery can be made at all. In addition to mounting medical bills, injury victims will likely also have to miss work while they recover. The injured cyclist may be eligible to recover compensation for the injury, if the driver of the vehicle was at fault in the accident.
The common causes of bicycle accidents include:
- A driver failing to stop at an interaction
- Vehicles passing too close to cyclists
- A car turning in front of the bicycle
- A driver opening a car door in front of a passing bicycle
After a bicycle accident, you may be faced with extreme pain and suffering, costly medical bills, and the inability to work during your recovery. You may be able to recover compensation for your medical bills, rehabilitation, modifications that may be needed to your home or vehicle, pain and suffering, and other economic and punitive damages. However, you must be able to show that the driver was completely at fault for the accident.
Alabama’s use of contributory negligence rule means that cyclists who are at all responsible for the accident may not recover any compensation. Statistics show that more than 90% of bicycle accidents are the fault of the other driver. Our bicycle accident attorneys in Phenix City thoroughly prepare each case to establish fault and secure fair compensation for your injuries.Schedule a Consultation Today
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