If you or a loved one has been injured or killed in a bicycle accident, contact Isaacs & Isaacs for help getting the compensation you need. We are on call to assist you in a legal emergency. Call our hotline at 800-800-8888, or fill out our online form for a free consultation and claim evaluation with an Isaacs & Isaacs bicycle accident attorney.
A Bike Crash Could Easily Leave You With Disabling Injuries
In September 2015, National Public Radio published an article that described a trend of adult males riding bicycles more. Along with the trend, the number of adult males who are admitted to emergency rooms for bicycle injuries has tripled over the past 40 years. The article cited a statistical study published in the Journal of the American Medical Association that showed the increase of cyclists admitted to emergency rooms across the nation for serious injuries from bicycle crashes has doubled in the past 15 years.
The article cited another study published in Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report, a publication of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, which stated, as of August 2013, the month the article was published, death rates among cyclists between ages 35 and 54 had tripled. Many of these deaths are caused by not wearing helmets. Adult cyclists are not required to wear helmets in most states. However, while a helmet could save your life, you can still be seriously injured in a bike accident whether you are wearing a helmet or not.
According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration website, over 900 cyclists were killed and almost half a million were injured in accidents in 2013 alone. A 2010 study done by the CDC estimated the lifetime cost of medical care and loss of productivity due to cycling injuries for that year alone would total $10 billion.
If You Have Been in a Serious Bicycling Accident, You Need to Recover Compensation
When you ride a bicycle, you are vulnerable. If you get in an accident, whether it’s being hit by a car or being thrown from the cycle when you hit a pothole in the side of the road, you have at best little protection between you and the pavement, vehicle or other hard surfaces. According to NHTSA statistics, you have a high chance of being seriously injured. Chances are you will suffer injuries that, according to the CDC study, could wind up costing you a fortune in medical bills and lost wages over your lifetime.
You could suffer more than one of the following types of injury:
- Road rash
- Sprained muscles
- Dental injuries
- Broken bones
- Back injuries
- Head injuries
Many cyclists don’t wear helmets and are not legally required to do so. This leaves you at great risk of traumatic brain injury. If you hit your head hard enough, you could suffer traumatic brain injury even while wearing a helmet. With some serious injuries, the level of injury can grow more serious with time, and you could wind up being permanently disabled.
An insurance company will not volunteer this information. Their job is to reduce the amount of money they pay you for your bicycle accident claim. If you hope to receive fair compensation to cover your injuries, you will need to enlist the help of a personal injury attorney with experience representing victims of bicycle accidents.
Contact an Isaacs & Isaacs Bicycle Accident Lawyer for Help Now
Isaacs & Isaacs personal injury attorneys have decades of experience helping injured cyclists recover fair compensation from the liable party and their insurance carrier. It is very important that you contact us immediately if you’ve been injured so that we can begin to investigate and gather the proof necessary to demand maximum compensation for your injuries. Our bicycle accident attorneys have the experience to know when the long-term damages from a specific injury could prove to be most costly. We have the skill and knowledge to negotiate a fair settlement for all your damages with the insurance people.
We will represent you on a contingency fee basis: if we don’t get you your money, we don’t get paid!
Our compassionate and aggressive attorneys are standing by to help you in your emergency. Call 800-800-888 now or fill out our online form to speak with an Isaacs & Isaacs bicycle accident lawyer. It won’t cost you anything to give us a call.