Handling Bicycle Accidents
Bicycling is an incredibly cost effective method of transportation, and affords the change for riders to get some exercise and enjoy the outdoors. As a result of an increased prevalence of cyclists, cities are beginning to take cautionary measures in order to prevent harm from befalling their cyclists. Bike lanes are being added to busy roadways, safety classes are being offered for new cyclists, warning signs are posted for drivers, etc. These measures are doing a lot of good to help raise drivers’ awareness of their surroundings as well as cyclists’ adherence to safety protocols. Unfortunately, there are still a number of drivers in Lexington who will not take the time to look out for cyclists, who will be distracted by something while driving, who will swerve into the bike lane to avoid another vehicle, or who will commit any other act of negligence that will lead to a collision with a cyclist.
When bicycles and automobiles collide, the potential for damage is much higher for the cyclist. These types of wrecks vary in severity according to the types of vehicles involved and their speed at the time of impact, but they result in injury quite frequently. The attorneys at Wilson & McQueen, PLLC, know just how destructive a car can be to an unprotected human, and we also know that the resulting medical bills can be overwhelming. Fortunately for cyclists who were struck by negligent drivers, some compensation may be available to help with these new bills.
Bicycle Accident Claims
Any time a bicycle accident takes place, there are several types of damages that can occur. Victims can suffer emotional, physical, or financial distress. In cases where a negligent driver causes the circumstances of the accident, the innocent individual suffering may be awarded compensation for his or her resulting pain. A few types of claims that our attorneys can help you file are as follows:
- Pain and Suffering
- Property Damage
- Lost Wages
- Lost Earning Potential
Our attorneys have helped many clients file claims like these and others in the wake of their accidents, and we can help ensure that insurance companies and responsible parties take your claims seriously.
Contact a Lexington Bicycle Accident Attorney
If you live in the Lexington area and have suffered in a bicycle accident that someone else caused, call the offices of Wilson & McQueen, PLLC, at 859-788-7600 to speak to a representative and learn more about our legal services today.