Minneapolis Bicycle Accident Lawyer
Cycling on the road can be a tricky thing. As a cyclist, you need to be aware of the different road rules when it comes to sharing the road with cars and trucks. However, many motor vehicle drivers are unaware of how to handle cyclists on the road. Because of this there are a lot of bicycle accidents resulting in serious injury and even death. If you or someone you love has been in a cycling accident and has been injured due to someone else’s negligence, then contact McEwen & Kestner, PLLC today to see how we can help.
Problems on the Road
Cycling is one of the best ways to stay in shape as well as reduce your carbon footprint. It is cheaper on fuel, better for your body and a stress free way to get to work and anywhere else you need to go. However, cyclists must be aware of all their surroundings all the time when on the road, especially when riding on a freeway or highway. Many drivers do not respect cyclists on the road and many others ignore them completely. Some of the common bicycling accidents include:
- Collisions due to the driver ignoring the bicycle, especially when one party is trying to turn
- Speeding accidents
- Reckless driving accidents
- Failure of yield to a bicycle
- Driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol
- Failure to see the cyclist due to poor driving conditions
- Cutting off a cyclists or swerving into the cyclists lane
Bicycle Injuries and Trauma
Bicycle accidents tend to be a lot worse than the traditional collision on the highway. This is because a cyclist is not protected by windows, air bags and a car frame – a cyclist is vulnerable to everything. Because of this, serious injuries often result from a cycling accident including the following:
- Head injuries such as skull fractures and concussions. Even a helmet will not completely protect you from these serious injuries
- Spinal and other back injury, especially if you fall head over heels on your bike
- Eye and ear injuries from harsh impact
- Facet joint injury
- Permanent disability or paralysis
- Loss of limbs
- Neck and shoulder injury
In addition to the above injuries, you may suffer from a loss of quality of life as well as a loss of income if you cannot work. You may have several expenses to worry about (and not just the damage of your bike), such as rehabilitation fees, pain medication, doctor’s visits, surgeries and in-home care.
Minnesota Cycling Accident Lawyer
Just because you are on a bicycle and not in a motor vehicle does not mean you deserve to be injured on the road. Our lawyers have the competence and experience to do the research, contact insurance companies and fight aggressively on your behalf. We can ensure that you and your family are taken care of while you recover from a cycling accident. Do not pay for someone else’s negligence on the road.
Get Help Now!
Regardless of the circumstances surrounding your bicycle accident, we can help. Contact McEwen & Kestner, PLLC at 651-224-3833 or toll free at 800-732-3070 today to get the legal advice and financial compensation you deserve.