One thing that people never forget how to do is ride a bike. Unfortunately, it is very easy for someone to get injured on a bicycle when negligent drivers are on the road. If you need a Columbus bicycle accident attorney, we are here to help.

At Paulozzi LPA Injury Lawyers, we are ready to investigate your bicycle crash incident. Our knowledgeable and experienced team is ready to analyze all aspects of your case so we can secure the compensation you deserve. You should not be left holding the bills because of another person’s reckless behavior.

Why These Crashes Are So Bad

When you think about vehicle crashes, you probably think about relative minor injuries. However, when it comes to a vehicle versus a bicycle, the bicyclist often ends up with severe injuries. Even if a cyclist is wearing a helmet at the time of a crash, they can still sustain major injuries. These can include the following:

  • Spinal cord trauma (possible paralysis)
  • Head injuries/traumatic brain injuries
  • Internal organ damage or internal bleeding
  • Broken or dislocated bones
  • Severe lacerations or road rash

We know that healthcare is expensive. These injuries can easily see medical costs rise into the tens or hundreds of thousands of dollars. A bicycle crash victim may need to take time away from work to recover from their injuries. This can lead to lost income and benefits that they so desperately need.

For the latest reporting year in Ohio, we know that there was a total of 19 bicycle crash fatalities and 1,239 bicycle crash injuries during the latest reporting year.

  • Nearly all bicycle crashes result in an injury or a fatality.

What causes bicycle crashes?

In many cases, these incidents happen in areas where the bicyclist has the right of way. This can include on the roadway, at intersections, on bike paths, or in parking lots. We often find that a vehicle driver is simply not paying attention to their surroundings when a crash occurs. Other times, a driver is impaired by drugs or alcohol or distracted by their phones or other devices.

We also know that bicyclists are much more likely to suffer from injuries due to poor roadway conditions. Potholes and other issues caused by poor maintenance can pose major problems for cyclists.

When You Get Injured

We know that you never thought you or a loved one would be injured in a bike crash. Regardless of how safely you ride, there is no way to predict the actions of careless or reckless drivers on the roadways. At Paulozzi LPA Injury Lawyers, we are ready to step in and take your case.

We will investigate your crash in order to determine your eligibility for the following compensation:

  • Your medical expenses related to the incident
  • Lost wages and benefits if you cannot work
  • Pain and suffering damages
  • Loss of personal enjoyment damages
  • Punitive damages against those responsible

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

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