Pascagoula Bicycle Accident Attorneys Protect the Rights of Injured Riders
Handling the legal details so clients can focus on healing
Riding a bicycle can be a healthy, fun and economical mode of transportation, but a bicycle accident can shatter your life and your future. If you or a loved one has been injured in a bicycle accident, our attorneys at Cumbest, Cumbest, Hunter & McCormick are ready to take on the burden of dealing with the insurance companies and investigating the accident so you can focus on recovering from your injuries.
What are the frequent causes of bicycle accidents?
As the popularity of bike riding increases, bicycle accidents increase. There are rules of the road that drivers and bicyclists must obey. Each has a duty of care to the other to operate in a safe manner. Accidents tend to occur when either the driver of the motor vehicle or the bicyclist does not exercise caution and breaks those rules. Common causes of bicycle accidents include the following:
- A bicyclist riding against traffic on the wrong side of the road
- A bicyclist running through a stop sign or red light
- A bicyclist darting in and out of traffic
- A driver making a turn in front of an oncoming bicyclist
- A driver running through a stop sign or red light
- A driver operating a vehicle under the influence of alcohol or drugs
Bicyclists should ride with caution and yield the right of way to motor vehicles. Don’t assume that drivers can see you. Drivers need to be aware of bicyclists and look both ways before entering a roadway or turning so they do not cross the path of an oncoming bicyclist.
Being in a bicycle accident is a scary experience. If you are injured in the accident and the motor vehicle sustained property damage, you must file a police report. Take pictures of your injuries, the bike, the scene and any debris. At Cumbest, Cumbest, Hunter & McCormick, we have extensive experience with accident investigations. We interview witnesses, examine police reports and talk to the appropriate experts and specialists to uncover the cause of the accident and determine who is at fault.
What are the common injuries sustained in a bike accident?
When a bicycle rider collides with a motor vehicle, it is almost inevitable that the rider will sustain an injury, as bikes do not provide any protection for the rider. A bicycle rider can emerge from a crash with a range of injuries, from minor scrapes and bruises to a disabling brain injury or spinal injury. Below are some injuries frequently sustained in bicycle accidents:
If a loved one has been killed in a bicycle accident, you can speak with one of our personal injury attorneys about bringing a wrongful death lawsuit to recover monetary damages for the loss of your loved one, pain and suffering, and economic losses. Our personal injury attorneys will protect your interests and fight to get the compensation you deserve.
Contact a personal injury attorney today to discuss your bicycle accident case
At the law firm of Cumbest, Cumbest, Hunter & McCormick, we know how complex a bicycle accident case can be. We are experienced in handling accident cases, and we will fight to protect your rights to fair compensation for your injuries. Call us at 866-461-1591 or contact us online to schedule a confidential consultation.