Bicycle Accident - The Car Always Wins
Bicycle accidents can lead to very serious injuries and even death. When a bicyclist has a wreck with a car or truck, the bicycle always loses.
Car drivers are generally not looking for anything other than a car when they are driving on the road. This means that a bicycle, which has the same rights and laws as a motor vehicle on the road, is often the victim of a negligent driver’s inattention. Many bicycle riders are injured when a car or truck driver turns out in front of the path of the bicycle or when the car or truck driver merges into the bicyclist’s lane, striking the bicyclist.
When a bicyclist is struck by a car, truck, or semi-truck, the injuries to the bicyclist are often sever or fatal. Injuries to the bicyclist can include back and spine injuries, head and brain injuries, broken bones, dismemberment, permanent bodily injury, and death. Although bicycle helmets are recommended and should always be worn, they generally only protect from falls and low speed accidents and are not much protection against a negligently driven truck or car.
If you are injured by a car or truck in a bicycle accident, you need to seek medical treatment immediately. Do not discuss your accident with anyone. Do not admit guilt or apologize. The car driver’s insurance agent will try to call you and take a recorded statement. Wait until you have had an opportunity to speak with a lawyer before you discuss your bicycle accident with the insurance agent. As soon as you can, contact the Denton Law Firm to arrange for your free consultation. You will meet with an experience trial attorney who will analyze your case. We are here to protect you and make sure you get what you deserve. Call the Denton Law Firm today at: (918) 631-7181.