When you are out riding a bicycle, you never feel boxed in. No matter how old you are, riding a bike is a way to get some exercise or simply relax. However, we know that there may come a time when you need a Toledo bicycle accident attorney because the negligence of another person has caused you harm.

At Paulozzi LPA Injury Lawyers, you can count on us to be by your side. Our knowledgeable and experienced team will work tirelessly to secure the compensation you need for all of your crash-related expenses.

The Real Dangers That Bicyclists Face

We know that riding a bicycle seems like something that is not dangerous, but we need you to consider that bicyclists have virtually no protection from the force of a vehicle slamming into them. Even when a cyclist is wearing a helmet, that cannot protect them from major injuries to the rest of their body. It is not uncommon for us to see the following injuries as a result of a bicycle crash:

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

Each of these injuries requires immediate medical care and, in many cases, a victim will need long periods of rehab in order to make a full recovery. In the worst-case scenarios, a bicycle crash victim will be permanently disabled.

  • Nearly every bicycle crash results in the cyclist sustaining an injury.

According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, there were 840 bicyclist deaths in the US during the reporting year 2018. Many thousands more were injured. In and around crowded places like Toledo, these incidents are much more common and often happen in areas where the bicyclist has the right of way:

  • At intersections with a green light for the rider
  • On bike paths or sidewalks
  • On the roadways where they are legally allowed to ride

All too often, we find that drivers fail to give bicyclists the space they deserve or do not yield to them when they are supposed to. Especially dangerous for cyclists are drivers who operate while impaired by drugs or alcohol or who are distracted by their phones or other devices.

An injured bicyclist should not be on the line financially if their injuries are caused by someone else.

Moving Forward From Here

If you or a loved one have been injured in a bicycle crash due to the negligence of another person, please consider seeking legal assistance as soon as possible. At Paulozzi LPA Injury Lawyers, we are ready to get to work. Our qualified team will uncover the truth of what happened so we can secure the compensation you deserve. This can include coverage for:

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

If you need a Toledo 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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