A person on a bike is no match for a vehicle – even a small car. The speed at which cars travel and the force with which they can hit a person on a bike is so fast and strong that these types of accidents commonly lead to serious injuries or death.
If you were injured while riding your bike, contact the bicycle accident injury lawyers at Belt, Bruner, & Barnett P.C. to find out if you can recover compensation for your injuries.
In 2014, 726 bicyclists were killed in accidents with vehicles, according to the U.S. Department of Transportation. The bicycle accident injury lawyers at Belt, Bruner, & Barnett P.C. understand how serious the physical, emotional, and financial injuries can be. They have more than 65 years of collective experience representing people who have been injured due to the negligence of others. They may be able to help you obtain compensation for:
Call the bicycle accident lawyers Belt, Bruner, & Barnett P.C. at 205-933-1500 to find out how they can help you.
People can suffer from all types of injuries when they’re hit by a car while on their bike. Some common injuries include:
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Birmingham only requires bicyclists to wear helmets if they are 16 years old or younger. However, wearing a helmet is smart for anyone riding a bike. Wearing a helmet can save you from a head injury or lessen the damage of an injury. It could mean the difference between a severe TBI and a concussion.
Whether you wore a helmet may also factor into a personal injury case if you decided to sue the person who caused your accident. Alabama is a pure contributory negligence law state, which means if the judge or jury finds you contributed in any way to the accident or your injuries, then you may not be able to win damages from the other party. The court may find that you also contributed to your injuries by not wearing a helmet and would bar you from recovery.
If you were injured in a bicycle accident, call the Birmingham vehicle injury lawyers at Belt, Bruner, & Barnett P.C. today to find out who may be responsible for your injuries.
If you were hit by a car while on your bike, the driver may be liable for your injuries through a personal injury claim. In this type of case, you must prove to the court that the driver’s negligent behavior behind the wheel caused the accident and your injuries.
Because drivers typically have large insurance companies on their sides, it can be difficult to prove that he or she is responsible. The insurance company may try to settle your claim for a low amount so you’ll go away. Contact Belt, Bruner, & Barnett P.C. to fight for your rights after a bicycle-vehicle accident.
Being injured while riding your bike isn’t only scary, it’s mentally and physically stressful. Instead of enjoying the roads or paths, you must focus on healing. In extreme cases, you might be looking at months of recovery or never getting onto a bike again.
When you’re hit by a car, it’s important to hold responsible the person who caused the accident. The attorneys at Belt, Bruner, & Barnett P.C. will help you do just that. They have decades of collective experience representing people in personal injury claims. They’ve gotten settlements and verdicts for millions of dollars in numerous personal injury cases, including more than $5 million in 11 different cases.
Call the bicycle accident lawyers at Belt, Bruner, & Barnett P.C. at 205-933-1500 for a free consultation.