Is there anything more relaxing than riding a bike and enjoying some fresh air? We know that we have plenty of bicycle riders in and around the city. People of all ages enjoy riding, but we know the last thing you expect is that you will need an Akron bicycle accident attorney.

At Paulozzi LPA Injury Lawyers Injury Lawyers, we are ready to step in and help if you or a loved one have been injured in a bicycle crash that was caused by someone else’s negligence. Let us get to work immediately on securing the compensation you deserve.

What Are The Risks To Cyclists?

Bicyclists are among the most vulnerable people in or around the roadways. Even when a cyclist is wearing a helmet, they can still sustain major injuries. Unfortunately, we know that drivers often ignore cyclists.

In most cases, a cyclist has the right to be on the roadway, just like a vehicle. However, drivers may not give them the space they deserve. We know the bicyclists are often victims of sideswipe incidents, having been struck by the side of a vehicle or the vehicle’s mirror. In other cases, bicyclists are slammed into as they legally cross intersections, are on bike paths or sidewalks, or other areas where they have the right-of-way.

Of particular danger to bicyclists are drivers who spend more time looking at their phones focused on text messages or YouTube videos. Drivers who are impaired by drugs or alcohol can also cause serious cyclist injuries or fatalities.

It is not uncommon for us to see the following injuries in the aftermath of bicycle crashes:

  • Broken or dislocated bones
  • Severe lacerations or amputations
  • Internal organ damage
  • Internal bleeding
  • Traumatic brain injuries
  • Spinal cord injuries

Consider the expenses that a crash victim and their family will encounter:

  • Massive medical bills
  • Lost income if the victim cannot work
  • Emotional and psychological damages
  • And more

Each year across the United States, thousands of bicyclists are injured and left dealing with the aftermath on their own. All too often, they are left struggling with insurance companies as they try to get the compensation they deserve.

What About Roadways?

We also want to point out that bicyclists are vulnerable to poorly maintained roadways. In most cases, municipal agencies are responsible for roadway and bike path repairs. If they neglect their duties, cyclists can sustain major injuries.

What Happens Now?

We know that the last thing you ever expected to be dealing with was an injury due to the negligence of another person. If you have been hurt in a bike crash, the team at Paulozzi LPA Injury Lawyers is ready to step in and secure the compensation you need for all of your injury-related expenses. This can include:

  • Coverage of your medical bills
  • Compensation for lost income if you cannot work
  • Pain and suffering damages
  • Loss of enjoyment of life damages
  • Possible punitive damages

When you need an Akron bicycle accident attorney, you can contact us for a free consultation by clicking here or calling us at 888-710-0040.

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