Madeira Beach Bicycle Accident Attorney
Riding a bike comes with a lot of pleasure—being outside, moving your body, and having the satisfaction of getting from point A to point B all on your own power—but it also comes with great risks. Thanks to distracted and road rage drivers, cyclists are being hit, injured, and killed in far greater numbers today than in decades past. As with all other traffic collision victims, injured cyclists have the right to demand compensation from the at-fault driver who hit them or caused them to crash. If you were harmed in a bike collision, the Madeira Beach bicycle accident attorney at Reep Coleman & Stubbendorff is here to help you pursue justice by filing a personal injury claim against the negligent driver.
Damages in a Bike Crash Claim
- Medical bills
- Future medical expenses
- Lost wages
- Lost earning capacity
- Pain and suffering
- Emotional distress
- Loss of joy of life
- Property damage
The Four Most Common Types of Bike Vs. Car Collisions
- Vehicle hits cyclist from behind while both parties are traveling in the same direction
- Left turning vehicle crosses into cyclist’s path
- Right turning vehicle crosses into cyclist’s path (right hook collision)
- Vehicle to the right of the cyclist, at a side street or parking lot pull out, violates right of way
Common Bike Crash Injuries
Bike crash victims often suffer severe injuries to multiple body parts. It is not uncommon for a cyclist to end up with whiplash, lacerations on both sides of their body and back, broken ribs, a concussion, and lacerations to the scalp, whereas in most car collisions the main damage is isolated to the front of the victim’s body.
- Fractured collarbone
- Road rash
- Fractured arm
- Fractured leg
- Fractured hip
- Traumatic brain injury
- Fractured vertebrae
- Spinal cord injury
Bike Crash Hit and Runs
Cyclists are more likely to be victims of hit and runs than motor vehicle occupants due to the fact that the other party can get away easily because their vehicle most likely is still in running order, and a cyclist has no chance of pursuing, as opposed to a driver. As such, cyclists must often rely on their own auto insurance when it comes to filing personal injury claims if the at-fault driver is never located. Your UM policy (uninsured/underinsured motorist policy) can be used to cover all normal personal injury claim damages, including economic and non-economic damages.
Call a Madeira Beach Bicycle Accident Lawyer at Reep Coleman & Stubbendorff Today
It does not matter if you were out on a training ride, commuting to the grocery store, riding home from work, or out on a Sunday afternoon spin with your children. If you or a loved one were injured in a bike crash, you deserve to be fairly, and potentially considerably, compensated for your damages, including pain and suffering, emotional distress, and much more. To learn about your options, we urge you to talk to an attorney as soon as possible. Call the Madeira Beach bicycle accident attorney at Reep Coleman & Stubbendorff today at 727-330-6502 to schedule a free consultation.