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Bicycle Accident Causes
Like other drivers on the road, cyclists must be responsible for driving along with other vehicles to an accident. Riding a bicycle could be more dangerous than being in a car due to its vulnerability to injuries. Below are some major causes of bicycle accidents.
Not Following Road And Traffic Signs
Not Driving On The Right-Of-Way
Causes and Effects of a Bicycle Accident
The biker’s body is fully exposed and more prone to injuries compare to riding other vehicles. Riding a bike is becoming dangerous when the riders share the road with trucks, buses, bigger cars and not following traffic signs. It’s a good thing that the majority of city roads have dedicated lanes for bikers. Distracted driving is also one of the causes of a bicycle accident. Some drivers are not focusing on the road and lose awareness of their surroundings. Accidents could be caused by many factors. It could be the due to biker’s irresponsibility, caused by other vehicles or even the pedestrians as well.
Having an accident on a bike could result in major injuries or even death. Some injuries affect the victims’ careers, finances, and plans. Expenses for the medical treatment of the injuries cost a lot. Accidents also gives emotional effects on the victims. Psychological medication and treatments will be additional burdens as well. Aside from sufferings from injuries, losing loved ones is the worst consequence of an accident. It affects the surviving family’s in different aspects as well and their living moving forward could be a lot different.
Guilty parties will deny their negligence and try to take away the blame from them as possible. On the other hand, insurance companies will try to settle at lower costs which are not sufficient for all of the victims’ expenses. In this case, you need help from experienced bicycle accident lawyers. Legal help will make the whole process easier and faster for you. With the help of having an experienced lawyer, you can only focus on recovering your injuries.
When Can You File A Claim?
A bicycle accident could result in short or long-term medical treatment for the injuries. It could even cause death to the victim. It affects the life of the victim or the surviving family for the rest of their lives. The theory of negligence is always the basis of a bicycle accident case. You could consider that the guilty party is negligent if he or she commits the following. These three factors can be used to prove the claim.
- The other driver is not careful with people around.
- The driver caused an accident that involved other people
- The victim suffered damages due to the negligence of another party
Bicycle Accident Compensation
Depending on the case of the accident and the severity of injuries, the amount of compensation will vary. Here are possible damages that be could claimed in a bicycle accident.
- Loss of income
- Medical treatments costs
- Property damages
- Pain and suffering
- Psychological distress
- Loss of enjoyment
- Loss of career
- Other damages
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