Helping Cyclists Recover after Accidents and Injuries in Forsyth County
Cyclists often take advantage of every opportunity they can to ride their bicycles. Whether you ride for exercise, recreation, or your primary form of transportation, chances are you will be riding in close proximity with traffic part of the time. The law makes it clear that cyclists can use the roads like anyone else, and drivers are expected to share the road safely. Unfortunately, many cyclists end up with serious injuries because of the negligence and carelessness of drivers in Forsyth County.
If you were hit by a car while riding your bicycle, you might be entitled to significant compensation from the responsible driver. The process of seeking compensation can be a challenging one, but a Forsyth County bicycle accident attorney can help ensure that you recover for your medical expenses and other losses. Consult with Banks, Stubbs & McFarland about your case today.
Injuries to Cyclists
Bicyclists are supposed to wear safety helmets but, other than that, they have almost no protection from the impact of a moving motor vehicle. Even a safety helmet can only protect against head injuries some of the time, and a cyclist’s face, neck, and the rest of their body is completely vulnerable to trauma.
Cyclists are also often thrown from their bikes when they get hit, which means they also suffer an impact with the pavement. Dooring accidents can cause a cyclist to slam into an opening car door, which can throw them backward off the bike. In short, almost any type of bicycle accident has the potential to result in serious traumatic injuries, which might include:
- Skull fractures
- Traumatic brain injuries
- Jaw and facial fractures
- Fractured limbs, pelvis, or ribs
- Neck and back injuries
- Soft tissue injuries
- Spinal cord injuries and paralysis
- Internal organ injuries
- Crush injuries
Many bicycle accident victims sustain multiple injuries, most of which require emergency medical attention, as well as ongoing treatment that might include hospitalization, surgeries, rehabilitation, and more. Many injuries prevent cyclists from working or engaging in other activities for a long time following a crash.
Bicycle Accident Claims
Because the injuries that can result from a bicycle accident can be so costly in many ways, it is critical for cyclists to know whether they can file an insurance claim to hold a driver liable for their losses. Injured cyclists can often seek compensation for:
- Medical bills
- Lost income
- Pain and suffering
- Permanent impairments
- Loss of enjoyment of life
Insurance companies are not on the side of claimants, no matter how clear liability might be. Insurance adjusters will try to offer as little as possible, and many accident victims end up with much less than they deserve. Having the right legal representation can often improve your chances of receiving maximum compensation quicker and with much less stress.
Contact a Forsyth County Bicycle Accident Lawyer for Help Today
After an accident and injuries, contact a Cumming bicycle accident lawyer at Banks, Stubbs & McFarland for assistance. Call 770-887-1209 or contact us online to speak with our legal team for free and learn how we might help in your situation.