If you’ve been injured by a car while riding a bicycle, you may be eligible for financial compensation. Reach out to a bicycle accident attorney in Oklahoma City to examine your case and hold the responsible parties accountable.
Bicyclists take a significant risk when they ride their bikes on or near roadways. Although there are crosswalks and bike lanes for pedestrians and bicyclists to use, drivers aren’t always paying close attention to who has the right of way. Bicyclists and motorcyclists can experience catastrophic injuries in an accident that may seem minor to someone behind the wheel of a car.
If you’ve suffered injuries in a bike wreck, it’s important to hold the responsible driver accountable in court. Depending on the severity of your injuries, you may be facing extensive medical costs as well as a lack of income from being out of work. You shouldn’t be responsible for this financial burden on top of the physical and emotional distress you’re already dealing with.
An Oklahoma City bicycle accident lawyer from Talley Turner Bertman can work to ensure you’re properly compensated for what you’ve been through.
Although there are instances when the bicyclist is responsible for causing a bicycle accident, there’s a much higher chance that the driver who hit the bicyclist will be liable. Drivers accept great responsibility when they get behind the wheel. Even if a bicyclist comes into the road when they don’t have the right of way, a driver should be obeying the speed limit and stay aware of their surroundings.
Drivers could hit bicyclists because they’re driving while distracted, speeding, disobeying the rules of the road, failing to yield to bicyclists in crosswalks or bike lanes, or driving while under the influence of drugs or alcohol. Your bicycle accident attorney in OKC will conduct a detailed investigation of your case in order to determine why your accident happened and whether negligence was involved.
Life-altering and sometimes fatal injuries can occur from bike crashes, such as broken bones, traumatic brain injuries, and spinal damage. When these injuries are in their most severe cases, the symptoms can be irreparable. Broken bones may seem minor but can lead to numerous doctors’ visits and the need for pain medications, physical therapy, and surgeries.
Spinal damage can result in loss of motor and sensory function and sometimes full paralysis. Traumatic brain injuries, on the other hand, are often unpredictable. Memory loss, changes in personality, and learning disabilities may occur, and it’s likely that permanent in-home care may be necessary.
When these detrimental side effects take hold of a victim’s life, the negligent party should have to pay in some way. Although compensation will never cure these severe injuries, the money can help make recovery a little easier and ensure your medical expenses are taken care of.
At Talley Turner Bertman, our goal is to help injured victims feel supported in their time of need. By proving negligence and fighting for the maximum settlement you deserve, you may be able to walk away from your accident with a greater sense of closure.
If you’d like to speak with an Oklahoma City bicycle accident lawyer about your case, fill out the contact form below or call 405-254-8548 to schedule a no-obligation consultation.
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