Car and truck drivers need to learn that they share the road not only with other motor vehicles, but with cyclists as well. Cyclists have a legal right to be on the road and with the rising gas prices in this country their numbers are certain to increase in the coming months and years. Many motor vehicle drivers ignore the rights of cyclists or fail to look out for them or be attentive and responsible on Indiana roads. When that happens, cyclists are put in harm’s way, resulting in severe injuries and death. If you have been injured in a bike accident caused by an unwary and negligent motorist, then you need to put a fighter on your side!
Drivers in Indiana are required to stay alert to changing traffic conditions and to watch for other vehicles, including bikes. When motorists fail in their duty, they can be held liable for any damage or injury they cause. Car and truck drivers enjoy a certain amount of protection during crashes because of safety devices such as seat belts and air bags. In contrast, bicycle riders have very little protection. Because of this, an accident between a car and a bike can be devastating to the bike rider, resulting in head and traumatic brain injuries, neck and spinal cord damage, paralysis and fractured bones. The accident can also leave a cyclist with permanent disabilities. In the worst cases, death is a very real possibility.
Bike accident injuries can occur due to defective parts, roadway hazards, and mistakes made by the rider. Many bike injuries, however, involve a motor vehicle.
Some of the more common mistakes made by motor vehicle drivers that result in collisions with cyclists include:
- Failure to signal
- Turning in front of a bike
- Entering traffic in front of the bike
- Failure to yield at an intersection or running a stop sign or red light
- Inattentiveness while passing a cyclist
- Failure to look both ways at a stop sign
- Driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol
If you have been injured while riding a bike due to the negligence of someone else, then you may be entitled to current and future medical bills, as well as lost wages and pain and suffering. Cyclists have the same rights as any other person on the road and they deserve aggressive accident lawyers to fight for those rights. I work hard on each and every case and I don’t back down against insurance companies. Insurance companies will offer less money to a victim of a bike accident than a car accident victim with similar injuries. Do not let the insurance company give you a tiny check. I am the Indiana Injury Lawyer. That’s all I do, and I’ll fight to get the financial settlement you deserve.
Don’t take chances on your case. Now is not the time to guess what your legal rights are or how much money you’re entitled to. Be careful, this is the time for you to call Ken Nunn. Just pick up the phone and call 1-800-CALL-KEN or fill out an online form to GET HELP NOW!