Plenty of people like to get out and ride their bikes in and around Brooklyn Heights. Whether you get out for exercise or your kids are out enjoying the day, you should never need to be concerned that a negligent driver will cause an accident. Bicyclists are more vulnerable on the roadway, and Paulozzi LPA is ready to help if you or a loved one are injured. Our bicycle accident attorneys will get to work on your case today, investigating everything that happened so we can secure the compensation you need.

What can happen in a bicycle crash?

Most people understand that getting on a bicycle has certain risks. You expect your child to have some bumps and bruises every now and then when they regularly ride their bikes. If you use your bicycle for exercising or commuting to work, you do what you can to ride safety. However, there is a high risk of injury in a bicycle versus vehicle collision. Even if a cyclist is wearing a helmet, it is not uncommon for us to see the following injuries after a crash:

Nearly every bicycle crash with a vehicle results in some sort of injury. During the latest reporting year in Ohio, we know that there was a total of 1,239 bicycle crash injuries and 19 bicycle crash fatalities.

All too often, we find those bicycle accidents in Brooklyn Heights are the result of reckless or inattentive drivers. This can include drivers who:

  • Operate too fast for conditions and cannot stop in time for a cyclist.
  • Fail to yield the right-of-way for a bicyclist at an intersection.
  • Do not give a cyclist the space they are legally entitled to on the roadway.
  • Driver while intoxicated on alcohol or drugs.
  • Operate while distracted by their phones or other devices behind the wheel.

Bicyclists are also vulnerable to poorly maintained roadways. It is the responsibility of municipal road crews to maintain road surfaces. If they fail to fix known problems, they could be held liable if a bicyclist crashes and is injured.

Our team can handle your accident

If you or a loved one have been injured in a bicycle crash that was caused by another driver, you should seek legal assistance as soon as possible. At Paulozzi LPA, we understand that these incidents can lead to serious expenses for you and your family. Let our team investigate what happened so we can secure the compensation you deserve. This can include:

  • Coverage of your medical bills
  • Lost wages and benefits if you cannot work
  • General household expenses
  • Possible physical therapy expenses
  • Pain and suffering damages
  • Possible punitive damages against a negligent party

If you need a Brooklyn Heights 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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