Riding your bike is rarely thought of as a dangerous task. Whether you’re using your bike for sport, leisure, or transportation theirs is still things you need to be aware of. The Maryland Highway Safety Office concludes that an average of 782 bicycle crashes occurs each year. While this number may seem small, to bicyclists and parents that number is still too high. Of these bicycle crashes, 79.5% of them result in injury while only 0.8% are fatal. With these numbers, it’s easy to see that you that will need a skilled personal injury attorney to get you compensation for your damages. Bicyclists bodies are unprotected and the helmet can only protect so much from the impact of a vehicle.
These types of accidents are accompanied by broken limbs, brain injury, spinal cord injury, and cause a myriad of damages internally. Health problems like this come with extensive hours of rehab and expensive medical bills. Also, depending on your insurance you might not be able to afford your treatment. All the while, you are still out of work and the bills are still piling. Contact our law office and our attorneys will be there to assess your case, talk to your doctor, obtain police reports, and interview any witnesses. In our experience, the driver of the vehicle is the defendant, and they always try to pin the blame on the bicyclists. Maryland laws give bicyclists the same rights and privileges as any other vehicle on the road. Drivers of passenger cars often see them as nuisances. Common causes of bicycle related accidents are:
- Turning in Front of Bicyclists
- Dogs and animals
- Car doors
- Side Swipes
This is where it gets tricky. In our experience rarely do people confess their wrongs. There will be many different stories going around and blame will be tossed back and forth. Without adequate representation, your voice can be drowned out and in the end, you are depicted as the aggressor. It is our duty to sort through all the circumstances surrounding the accident as each scene is unique. Was there someone’s pet who caused you or defendant to swerve? Did another car influence your bike or the defendant’s car? These are just two of the questions we will answer when we bring the truth of the matter to light in court. We will also check to see if there are any malfunctions with your bike if we find evidence of this we can win a lawsuit against the manufacturer. If poor road conditions are what caused the crash, we will take on government entities on your behalf.
The most important thing for us is winning your lawsuit so that we can restore even a little peace to your mind. Here at the law offices of www.needaninjuryattorneymaryland.com, we have you covered with all your personal injury legal matters. Our attorneys will go the extra mile to win your claim and restore some peace.