You should never have to be concerned for your safety when you or a loved one head out on a bike ride. Unfortunately, there are times when the reckless actions of other people can cause serious injuries. Bike riders are vulnerable and at higher risk of injuries in a crash, so if you have been struck by a negligent driver, call Paulozzi LPA today. Our skilled and experienced bike accident lawyers are ready to get to work on your behalf. Let us get to the bottom of what happened so we can secure the compensation that will get you through this.

What are the stats behind bike crashes?

When you are a regular bike rider or if your kids are always out enjoying some recreation time, you know that you need to be safe. However, despite taking all proper safety precautions (including wearing a helmet), there are still times when crashes will happen. During the latest reporting year in Ohio, there were 19 bicycle crash fatalities and 1,239 bicycle crash injuries. What many people do not realize is that nearly every bike crash results in an injury.

It is not uncommon for the Brooklyn Heights bike accident lawyers at Paulozzi LPA to see the following injuries after a bike crash:

These injuries can lead to tremendous medical expenses for victims and their families. If an injury is severe, victims may not be able to work and earn an income while they recover. In many cases, bike crash victims are disabled and unable to return to the same standard of living they were accustomed to.

How do these incidents happen?

In many cases, bike crashes are caused by negligent or careless drivers. Many people do not realize those bike riders can legally share the roadway with vehicles on most streets. Drivers often follow bikes too closely and do not pass them at a safe distance.

Impaired drivers and those distracted by their phones or other devices pose a serious threat to bike riders, as do those who drive too fast for conditions. Negligent drivers must be held accountable for their actions.

Take the next steps in your case

If you or someone you care about has been injured in a bike crash that was caused by another person, you need to seek legal assistance as soon as possible. At Paulozzi LPA, our qualified and experienced team is ready to get to work on your behalf immediately. Our goal is to secure the compensation you need, including:

  • Coverage of medical expenses related to the incident
  • Recovery of lost wages if you cannot work
  • Coverage of physical therapy
  • Pain and suffering damages
  • Loss of enjoyment of life damages
  • Possible punitive damages against the negligent party

If you need a Brooklyn Heights bike accident attorney, you can contact us for a free consultation by clicking here or calling us at 888-710-0040.

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