Bicycle crashes are a severe issue in the United States. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), more than 1 million people are injured in bicycle accidents yearly, requiring medical attention.
That’s why it’s so important for cyclists to know their rights following a crash and their options if they’re hurt or worse by another person driving a vehicle on the road.
A bicycle accident is any collision between a bicycle and another vehicle, pedestrian, or animal. The legal definition of a bicycle accident varies from state to state, with California having the most restrictive definition of “bicycle accidents” in effect.
Three different types of injuries can occur in a bicycle crash:
- Minor injuries, such as a scratch or bruise;
- Major injuries that may require medical attention but won’t prevent you from returning to work or school right away;
- Severe injuries may require extensive treatment and can last months or even years after the accident.
For example, a Clearwater bicycle accident lawyer can help if you were thrown from your bicycle and suffered a head or spinal cord injury.
You may be able to collect compensation for your medical bills and other costs if you have been in a bicycle accident. This could include any medical treatment you need and lost wages or income if you missed work because of the accident.
If a driver breaks the law and you are injured due to their actions, they may be held liable for your damages.
If you’ve been involved in a bicycle accident, knowing how to help yourself recover is essential.
- List what you can do to help yourself recover from a bicycle accident.
- Make another list of what you can do to help your family and friends recover from a bicycle accident.
- Make another list of things that will make your employer more comfortable with the situation and less likely to file suit against you for damages incurred due to an injury sustained during employment or other duties required by law serving on jury duty).
This is just a starting point. You should also make a list of what you can do to help other people who have been injured in bicycle accidents recover from their injuries- as well as things that will make your employer more comfortable with the situation and less likely to file suit against you for damages incurred due to an injury sustained during employment or other duties required by law (such as serving on jury duty).
Following a bicycle accident, you may wonder what your medical assistance rights are. In some cases, depending on the severity of your injury and how long ago it occurred, you may be able to obtain financial compensation for your injuries through a lawsuit or the courts.
However, in most cases where there is no legal action taken against another party involved in causing the accident (for example, if someone hit their brakes without looking), then all bets are off when it comes to receiving any compensation for lost wages or medical bills associated with getting back on track after an accident.
If you’re injured in a bicycle accident, you have rights. But it’s important to know how to use them and what your legal options are so that you can seek compensation for your injuries. If this is your first time filing a claim, we strongly recommend consulting with an attorney before proceeding.