Bicycles may be wonderful alternative modes of transportation, but a crash on a bike can lead to serious and life-threatening injuries. At Paulozzi LPA, our skilled and experienced team understands that these cases can be incredibly difficult. If you or a loved one are injured and need a bicycle accident attorney, we are ready to step in and investigate what happened in your crash. Our goal is to secure the compensation you deserve.

What are the most common bicycle accident injuries?

Most bicycle riders know there are risks when operating around larger vehicles. That is why we teach our children safe riding practices. However, both children and adult bike riders can be affected by a driver’s negligence. The average passenger vehicle weighs approximately 4,000 pounds. Almost all of the bicycle crash incidents reported result in an injury. When a cyclist is struck, it is not uncommon for the following injuries to occur:

These injuries all require a cyclist to seek medical attention, and they can lead to major medical bills, not to mention other “hidden costs” of accidents (transportation to and from doctors, medical equipment, etc.). If an injured bicyclist is unable to work while they recover from their injuries, they may lose the income they need to support themselves and their families.

How do these incidents occur?

In Ohio, we know that there was a total of 1,239 bicycle crash injuries and 19 bicycle crash fatalities during the latest reporting year. In many of these cases, a driver’s negligence or inattention was responsible.

  • Driving too fast for conditions
  • Failure to yield the right-of-way to a cyclist
  • Drivers intoxicated by alcohol or drugs
  • Drivers distracted by their phones or other devices
  • Not giving cyclists space they are allowed on the roadway (often leading to rear-end and sideswipe incidents)

Bicyclists are not only vulnerable to the actions of other drivers. Cyclists are also susceptible to injuries caused by poor roadway maintenance. State and local government agencies are responsible for ensuring the roadways and bike paths (when available) are properly designed, inspected, and maintained. Failing to do so can result in serious cyclist injuries.

Let us get to work on your case today

If you, your child, or someone else that you care about has been injured in a bicycle accident caused by another person’s negligence, seek legal assistance today. At Paulozzi LPA, you can count on our compassionate and knowledgeable team to investigate what happened in order to secure the compensation you deserve. This can include:

  • Compensation for all bike crash medical expenses
  • Lost wages if you are unable to work while you recover
  • General household expenses
  • Possible physical therapy expenses
  • Pain and suffering damages
  • Possible punitive damages against a negligent driver

When you need a Youngstown 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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