BICYCLISTS HAVE RIGHTS
With as many bicycles as there are on the roads today, motorists must be vigilant and careful in not striking a lawfully traveling bicycle. Moreover, due to the nature of bicycle riding and the little protection that a bicycle offers, these accidents can often be serious and even catastrophic. Statistics show that more than 600 people were killed in bicycle accidents in 2020. Many of these deaths were caused at least in part by a driver’s negligence.
Common types of bicycle injury cases include left and right hand turn cases (where a motorist fails to see a bicyclist lawfully in the bike lane or crossing the street); dooring (where the motorist opens his car door into the path of a bicyclist, hitting him; rear end collisions and side swipe collisions.
Motorists will often contribute to the accident by speeding, ignoring traffic signals, failing to yield, confusing who has the right of way, driving a vehicle when distracted by phone or text and driving while under the influence of drugs or alcohol.
If you or someone you know have been injured in a bicycle accident call Wachnik Law LLC today. We will be relentless and aggressive in protecting your rights, fighting for your rights and getting you the maximum recovery. We will get you compensation for your past and future medical expenses, lost income, pain and suffering, emotional distress, loss of consortium and fight for punitive damages, where appropriate. We have experience fighting the insurance companies and we will get you the compensation you deserve for your injuries. For a free consultation with attorney Eryk Wachnik, call our law office today at 847-892-5060. All claims are time sensitive. Call today!