It May Not be the Tour de France, But That Doesn’t Mean Accidents Don’t Happen
The Tangling Situations of Bicycle Injuries…
Who is to blame for my biking accident?
Whether you bike at your leisure or for competitive events, biking down a hill or through a park is a great way to spend time and a better way to exercise. But even though you’re wearing a helmet and kneepads, you may still find yourself in a bicycle accident. Maybe you ran over a tree root and you lost control, or the road was ridden with potholes and the city failed to fill them, or maybe a driver didn’t yield to you as you crossed the intersection in the crosswalk, and now you’re on the ground, in pain and wondering what happened.
Most of the time, the party at fault in bike accidents is not the rider, but the person responsible for causing the injury to the rider. The city may be responsible for adverse road conditions that were caused by the daily use of the roads rather than the weather, the drivers on the road are responsible if they collide with cyclists. The risk of injury after being involved in a collision while riding a bike are no different than the risks of those involved in motorcycle accidents, because a helmet can only protect your head from so much, and there are no other safety devices in place, like seatbelts, airbags, and steel cages to try to dampen and absorb the force of impact. In addition to the lack of safety equipment, people involved in cycling and motorcycle collisions are sometimes involved in these accidents because of product liability. For example, a tire that seems functional may actually fall apart for no apparent reason, or a bike frame that was not manufactured properly may break after some use, are some instances in which the party responsible is the same party who sold you or your loved one the bicycle.
Another issue that motorcyclists and cyclists alike face with collisions and accidents are related to insurance. When people are involved in collisions that require medical attention, they go to their insurance providers for aid, but often, these insurance companies do not give the insured the money they need or deserve for their injuries, and sometimes may not cover the injured person at all, even though the person is covered by his or her insurance policy. As a result, people involved in bicycle and motorcycle accidents have issues with bad faith by insurance companies.
What kinds of injuries can erupt from biking collisions?
While cycling is a great activity, the injuries associated with the collisions are calculated risks that all riders take. Bicycle accident victims can suffer sever and sometimes fatal personal injuries, such as:
- Crushed or broken bones
- Orthopedic injuries
- Traumatic Brain injuries
- Spinal cord injuries and paralysis
- Loss of limbs
- Road rash
- Deep lacerations
- Wrongful death.
I need someone who knows what it’s like to be in a biking accident…
Attorney Faraj understands the difficulties and dangers of riding. An avid cyclist himself, Mr. Faraj is the first choice for cyclists who suffer from cycling injuries. He oversees and handles all cases involving cyclists, and handles them as a priority. Cycling accidents are painful and traumatizing, and Mr. Faraj empathizes with clients who have suffered from injuries suffered by cycling accidents. If you or a loved one have been injured in a cycling accident, Attorney Faraj and his team are anticipating your call today!