People ride bicycles all across the state of Delaware, and understandably so–Delaware is one of the best states in the country to take a nice, relaxing summertime bike ride. Bicycles are a healthy way to get from place to place, and the cost-effectiveness is the icing on the cake. Unfortunately, cyclists are oftentimes far less protected than anyone else on the road, which opens them up to a wide range of potential accidents. When a cyclist is struck by a car, it often cripples his or her bike and sends the cyclist flying. These are almost always very serious accidents, so if you have been injured in one, you are most likely looking into recovering financial compensation. This compensation may be used to cover the cost of your medical bills, in-home care, and more, so do not hesitate to contact one of our experienced attorneys today. Here are some of the questions you may have regarding the personal injury claim process:
How does driver negligence contribute to bicycle accidents?
There are several contributors to bicycle accidents, such as poor road conditions, negligent road design, inclement weather conditions, or even faulty bicycle parts. However, the most common cause of bicycle accidents is driver negligence, by far. If you can prove you were injured due to another party’s negligence, there is a very good chance you can recover financial compensation for the injuries you have sustained. Here are some examples of driver negligence:
- Unsafe lane changes
- Driving while fatigued
- Excessive speed
- Failure to check blind spots
- Texting while driving
- Navigating directions while driving
- Smoking or eating while driving
- Driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs
- Failure to comply with traffic signs and lights
- Ignoring other rules of the road
What injuries may qualify for financial compensation?
As stated earlier, the injuries you may face in a bicycle accident could send a chill down your spine. Some of the most common bicycle injuries that have qualified for compensation in the past are as follows:
- Soft tissue injuries
- Road rash
- Neck injuries
- Dislocated joints
- Fractured bones
- Dental fractures
- Eye trauma
- Muscular strains
- Facial contusions
You and your attorney can help prove your personal injury claim through video or photographic evidence, medical documents, witness testimony and more.
Contact our Delaware firm
If you or someone you know was involved in a personal injury accident and wishes to speak with a skilled attorney, contact Mattleman, Weinroth & Miller, P.C. today.
MW&M is comprised of an experienced team of attorneys focusing on legal matters of personal injury, workers’ compensation, Social Security Disability, product liability, and wrongful death in Delaware. If you require an effective attorney to guide you through these difficult legal matters, contact MW&M today to schedule a free case evaluation.