Cycling is an efficient, healthy and environmentally friendly mode of transportation. Increasingly, commuters are turning to bicycles instead of cars to get to and from work. Mountain biking and other forms of recreational biking are also popular activities among children and adults of all ages. Kentucky hosts thousands of miles of scenic roadways and bike paths.
While cycling is a relatively safe activity – particularly when participants observe basic safety rules and use protective gear – accidents still occur. Motorists are required by law to share the road with cyclists. However, they often fail to keep an eye out for bicycles, particularly during the early morning or twilight hours. By the time they notice the cyclist, it may be too late to avoid an accident. Collisions with cars are a leading cause of serious injuries and fatalities among cyclists.
When a car and bicycle collide, the cyclist usually suffers the brunt of the impact. The light, thin frame of a bicycle offers no protection from the force of a two-ton car. Head and brain injuries are common, particularly in the absence of a helmet. Many injured cyclists often suffer from lifelong back and neck ailments.
The legal aspects of a bicycle accident are different in many ways than a motor vehicle accident. The insurance issues, for example, are more complicated. It is important to work with an attorney who understands the unique issues involved in bicycle accident cases.
For experienced, time-proven representation in your bicycle accident case, contact the personal injury law firm of Hargadon, Lenihan & Herrington, PLLC. Based in Louisville, Kentucky, our bicycle accident attorneys have more than 100 years of combined experience protecting the rights of injury victims. We are skilled litigators and negotiators who know how to achieve positive results.
Our firm boasts a proven track record of success: view our outstanding verdicts and settlements, including multimillion-dollar victories.
Discuss your case with one of our seasoned personal injury lawyers during a FREE initial consultation. Call (502) 583-9701 or (866) 583-9701. We offer evening and weekend appointments as well as off-site visits for your convenience.
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