Thousands of people across the state of Alabama proudly ride their bicycles, either for leisure, exercise, or their cost-efficiency–sometimes all three! Cycling is a favorite pastime amongst a good portion of the country, and what better state to enjoy beautiful views in the open air than Alabama? Unfortunately, cycling is not always safe, because there are always unsafe drivers on the road. However, there is a far better chance of a serious injury if you are in a cycling accident than virtually any other motor vehicle accident out there. There is why most people who have been involved in bicycle accidents actively seek compensation for the injuries they have sustained. If you were injured in a bicycle accident, here are some of the questions you may have:
What are some of the primary causes of bicycle accidents?
Several different factors contribute to bicycle accidents as a whole. However, they are not always due to another motorist’s negligence. For example, inclement weather conditions, such as black ice can easily cause a cyclist to crash. Additionally, poor road conditions, such as potholes, or negligent road design, such as unclearly painted road surface markings also contribute to the overall amount of bicycle accidents. Unfortunately, though unsurprisingly, the most common cause of bicycle accidents is driver negligence. Some examples of driver negligence are as follows:
- Smoking or eating while driving
- Navigating directions while driving
- Disciplining raucous children while driving
- Failing to check blind spots
- Texting while driving
- Driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs
- Unsafe lane changes
- Driving while fatigued
- Failing to yield
- Failing to comply with traffic signs, lights, and other rules and regulations of the road
What are the most common types of bicycle accident injuries?
When a cyclist is injured, he or she most likely will require financial compensation to help them cover the cost of their medical bills, lost wages, in-home care, and more. This is why if you can prove that you were injured due to another party’s negligence, there is a very good chance you will receive the compensation you deserve. Some of the bicycle injuries that have qualified for compensation in the past are as follows:
- Dislocated joints
- Fractured bones
- Dental fractures
- Muscular strains
- Facial contusions
- Soft tissue injuries
- Eye trauma
- Road rash
- Neck injuries
If you have been injured in a bicycle accident, do not wait. You must retain expert financial legal counsel who will tenaciously fight for your rights.
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