When a Car Driver Strikes a Cyclist - car approaching cyclist
  • April 09

When a Car Driver Strikes a Cyclist

Personal Injury Lawyer

Bike accidents can be truly devastating due to the fact that a cyclist has barely any protection compared to other cars, even when fully geared up. So when they share the road with a vehicle, it is often the cyclist who suffers the most tragic injuries. Cyclists who were were hit by a car driver may be eligible to collect compensation for what they have been through. The victim may require surgery, hospitalization, rehabilitation, or treatment for injuries such as: 

  • Spinal cord damage
  • Traumatic brain injury
  • Internal bleeding
  • Soft tissue wounds
  • Broken bones
  • Impalement
  • Mental anguish

When preparing to file a claim for an accident, victims need reputable legal representation in order to achieve the best possible outcome for their case. Cyclists may be entitled to repayment for their medical bills, pain and suffering, loss of income, future wage loss, and more. A lawyer can perform an evaluation of the case and suggest the next course of action. When meeting with a lawyer, it can help to have the following:

  • Copy of police report (if 911 was called)
  • Photographs and video evidence 
  • Witness statements who saw the accident happen
  • Copy of medical records (related to accident injuries)
  • Receipts for out of pocket expenses
  • Costs for fixing or replacing property

As a personal injury lawyer from The Law Offices of Mark T. Hurt can attest, cyclists quickly become victims when a driver acts recklessly. The everyday person doesn’t have in-depth knowledge of law and how much they deserve in restitution for a bicycle accident. So before attempting to pursue compensation, victims may want support from a lawyer to understand their rights and options. 

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