When you got onto your bicycle to ride to work, to the store, to exercise or to simply ride for leisure, the last thing you expected was for someone's negligence to cause you to become injured. You were simply minding your own business.
The good news is that the financial impact does not have to take over your life. You have the right under Minnesota law to pursue the negligent party for monetary damages. These damages include medical expenses, lost wages from not being able to work due to your injuries, pain and suffering, and much more. Your personal injury attorney will evaluate your case and inform you of what your options are.
Types Of Bicycle Accidents
There are different types of bicycle accidents with different causes. They include motorists that:
- Fail to yield by running a stop sign or not looking both ways before crossing an intersection
- Enter the roadway without looking to see if a cyclist is coming and then entering the cyclist's path
- Cut the cyclist off by making a left or right turn directly into the path of the cyclist
- Pass the cyclist without seeing them, resulting in the cyclist being struck by the vehicle
A cyclist may also collide with another object when avoiding a collision with a motorist who has cut them off or almost hits them. Unfortunately, accidents in which the cyclist must swerve are quite common. But no matter the accident type, there are close to 1 million children injured in bicycle accidents each year, two children die every day from these accidents, and head injuries occur in 3 out of 4 accidents. This is why it is important to consult your attorney and learn about what you can do to better your life.
Common Bicycle Accident Causes
There are many causes of bicycle accidents. They include motorists that ignore bicyclists on the road and collide with them, being inattentive, DUI, failure to yield at an intersection and much more.
The injuries that result tend to be broken bones, skull fractures, traumatic brain injuries, paralysis, spinal injuries and other permanent disabilities that severely affect quality of life. What started out as an innocent bicycle ride turned into something much more and, for that, you deserve an attorney who will make the legal system work for you in a caring and aggressive way.
St. Paul Bicycle Accident Lawyers
If you or a loved one has been injured due to a negligent motorist while riding your bicycle, you need to seek legal help so that you do not have to pay for your injuries. Our experienced personal injury lawyers will fight hard for you and use the legal system to work in your favor. We will gather all of the essential information needed to build a strong case for you. Call us immediately at 612-332-2000 or fill out our online contact form to arrange your free case evaluation.