Salina Bicycle Accident Attorneys
Ready to Help Injured Cyclists in the Salina Area
Many of us like to take our bicycles out for a ride – whether it is for fun, transportation, or staying fit. With bike lanes, sharrows, and bike lanes installed in recent years, Salina considers itself to be a very bike-friendly community. The local government provides tips for motorists to safely share the roads with cyclists, and many drivers are cautious and courteous. However, some drivers make mistakes that result in a serious bicycle accident.
Cyclists who are hit by cars or who otherwise crash can sustain serious – and often multiple – traumatic injuries. These injuries often require extensive medical treatment and a long recovery time. Some people go out for a bike ride and are then left with permanent impairments for the rest of their lives.
If you were injured in a bicycle crash, you should be well-aware of your rights. Do not wait to speak with a Salina bicycle accident lawyer who can advise you whether you are entitled to compensation, and who can handle your claim. Contact Neustrom & Associates today.
Bicycle Accident Injuries and Losses
When cyclists are hit by a car or crash to the pavement, they only have a helmet to protect them. Even the best helmets only prevent head injuries some of the time, so a cyclist’s entire body is at risk of traumatic blows. Some severe injuries that commonly result include:
- Spinal cord injury
- Traumatic brain injury
- Face and jaw fractures
- Broken or shattered bones
- Crush injuries
- Internal injuries
No matter what type of injury or injuries a cyclist sustains, it is important for them to get the medical attention they need. Some need emergency transportation, while others might be able to take themselves to the emergency room. In either case, a prompt diagnosis and starting treatment right away is critical. Cyclists can incur many losses due to their injuries, such as:
- Past and future medical bills
- Lost income and lost earning ability for the future
- Pain and suffering
- Permanent disabilities or disfigurement
Who is Liable for Your Bike Accident?
As bicycle accident lawyers, our first task is to determine what caused you to crash and who might be liable for your losses. Some liable parties might include:
- Other drivers for distracted driving or other negligence
- Local government for road or bike path hazards
- Bike manufacturers for selling defective bicycles
Once we identify liable parties, we can file the proper insurance claims on your behalf to seek the full compensation you deserve. We know how to negotiate with insurers, and we will not hesitate to file a lawsuit if necessary to protect your rights.
Consult with Our Salina Bicycle Accident Lawyers about a Possible Case
At Neustrom & Associates, our goal is to ensure every injured client receives a settlement that covers all of their losses. If you were in a bicycle crash, we can assess your rights and handle every step of your claim. Call 785-825-1505 or contact us online for a free case evaluation.