Why Are Bicycle Accidents So Serious?

If you are hit by a car or SUV while riding your bicycle, you are going to suffer some very serious injuries. The last thing you’ll want to do is fight with the insurance company. That’s what our bicycle accident attorneys in Irvine will do. Our goal is to get our clients the compensation they deserve. What we do is offer new clients a free, initial consultation so we can review their case. We will also answer any questions or concerns you may have.  Depending on the type of injuries you sustain, you may need long-term medical care. You may also have to find a new job or career. If your injuries are lifechanging, you may not be able to do the same kind of work you used to do. In fact, you could end up on disability. If that happens, we will demand compensation for lost future income as well. Here, we will discuss why bike accidents are so serious and how our Irvine injury lawyers can help.

Most Bicycle Accident Victims Suffer Life-Threatening Injuries

If you have ever seen a news story about someone who has been involved in a bicycle accident, you know how serious their injuries can be. When you’re riding your bike and are hit by a car or SUV, you may sustain any or all of the following:
  • Traumatic brain injuries – When you suffer a severe blow to the head, there is a good chance you’ll sustain a traumatic brain injury. These injuries can cause long-term brain damage. They can also prove fatal if you don’t seek treatment right away. You may not realize you have a brain injury until days after the accident. This is why we tell all of our clients to go to the hospital immediately after their accident. This way, the doctors can perform the necessary tests, including neurological tests, to see if you’re okay. 
  • Neck injuries – Depending on the manner in which the other driver hits you, there is a chance that you could suffer a serious neck injury. You may break your neck or sustain significant nerve damage. Either of these things can prove to be very painful. They may also take months or longer to heal.
  • Spinal cord injuries – Some of the most heartbreaking injuries any of our client could sustain is a spinal cord injury. In most of these cases, the victim ends up partially or totally paralyzed. If this happens to you, we will fight tooth and nail to get you the money you deserve. 
The only way to know how serious your injuries are is to see a doctor right away. The doctors in the emergency room will run the following tests to determine the nature and extent of your injuries:
  • X-ray
  • MRI
  • CT scan
  • Ultrasound
  • Physical examination
  • Neurological examination

You Can Bet Your Bicycle Accident Attorney in Irvine Will Demand Pain and Suffering

Most bicycle accident victims suffer very serious injuries in their crash. There is no way the human body can withstand the impact of a car or SUV. At least when you are in a car, you have something standing between you and the other driver. This isn’t the case when you’re riding a bicycle at the time of the accident. Our bicycle accident attorneys in Irvine will review your medical records and determine just how serious your injuries were. If they can establish that your injuries were indeed life-threatening, you’ll likely be entitled to damages for pain and suffering. It all depends on what your Irvine injury lawyer can prove. 

You Will Also Be Entitled to Various Other Types of Damages in Your Case

While there is a good chance you’ll be entitled to damages for pain and suffering, you will also be entitled to other types of damages. For example, if you were out of work for a while after the crash, you may be entitled to damages for lost income. If your injuries are so serious that you can no longer do the same kind of work, you will be eligible for damages for lost future income. In addition, your bicycle accident attorney in Irvine is going to ask that you be compensated for any medical bills and other out of pocket expenses you experienced.  Once your attorney proves that the defendant was at fault, they’ll be able to focus on proving your injuries and damages. Our goal is to get you as much money as possible. However, we can only do so if we are able to prove your injuries. This is why we always tell clients to go to the hospital immediately after your bike accident.

Call and Arrange for a Time to Meet with One of Our Irvine Injury Lawyers

Believe it or not, our Irvine injury lawyers are just as busy this time of year as any other. The number of accidents tends to increase during the winter months. Some of this is due to the fact that there are so many people on the roads, traveling for the holidays. It could also be due to the fact that there is more inclement weather in the winter months than any other time of year. Regardless of the reason, our Irvine bicycle accident lawyers meet with new clients every day. If you have been hurt in a bike accident, you shouldn’t waste any time calling our office. We can set up a date and time for you to come in and meet with one of our attorneys.  We offer all new clients a free, initial consultation. Given the fact that you probably suffered very serious injuries in your bicycle accident, we can always visit you if you aren’t able to make it into the office. We can also conduct the free consultation over the phone or via Skype if that works better for you. Our goal is to help our clients get as much compensation as possible. To do that, we need as much information as possible early on so we have plenty of time to prepare your case. Since the consultation is free, and since you don’t have to pay anything upfront, you have nothing to lose.
Kevin Crockett

Kevin Crockett

Kevin Crockett is an award-winning personal injury lawyer who understands the impact an accident can have on someone’s life. That’s why he aggressively fights for each of his clients.

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