Those who ride bicycles are very vulnerable when riding in traffic. Bicycles offer no outer protection for the rider, and when there is a collision between a bicycle and a car, the person riding the bicycle is nearly always the one who sustains the most serious injuries. Because of traffic congestion, most of the deaths involving bicycle accidents occur in urban areas, and often, they occur during rush hours. Those who ride bicycles must follow the same traffic laws as the drivers of cars and other vehicles, but all too often, bicycle accidents in which riders are injured are a result of the negligence of the driver of a car.
Serious Bicycle Accident Injuries
Since bicycle riders are exposed to the road and have no seatbelt or airbag protection, bicycle accident injuries are often very serious and can involve fractures of long bones that take many months to recover, as well as head injuries and injuries to the spinal cord. Facial injuries that lead to scarring may also occur. Whether the local laws require it or not, wearing a helmet is always a good way to either prevent or reduce the seriousness of head injuries that can lead to lifetime disability. Injuries to the spine that result in paralysis or ruptured discs can mean a lifetime of pain or the permanent inability for the injured party to return to a job.
How A Seattle Personal Injury Lawyer May Help
When you’re injured in a bicycle accident, a Seattle personal injury lawyer can help you get the compensation you need to help pay for your medical or surgical care as well as lost wages, loss of future earning capacity, or even pain and suffering. Insurance companies will offer you a settlement that is too low and does not truly meet your needs. That’s why it’s important to learn about what an experienced personal injury lawyer can do for you as they understand all personal injury laws associated with the State of Washington.
Call to Schedule a Free Consultation With a Seattle Bicycle Accident Injury Lawyer Today
If you’ve been hurt in a bicycle accident, call to schedule a free consultation with a Seattle bicycle accident injury attorney today. The experienced legal professionals at the law offices of Gosanko, O’Halloran, Lepore PLLC serve the Seattle, Washington area. We are dedicated to being your advocate during this tough time and we’ll work hard to build a case that gets you the compensation you need. Check out our web page at gosankoohalloran.com or give us a call at 206-275-0700 and let our bicycle injury experts give you legal guidance you can trust.