Motor Vehicle and Cyclist Collisions
Most of us are accustomed to seeing streets and highways filled with nothing but cars, vans, and trucks. Occasionally, though, one might observe an individual bike rider or a group of cyclists. Some drivers are frustrated at having to share the road with bicyclists as they are often traveling at speeds lower than the posted limits. But on most thoroughfares, cyclists are legally permitted to ride and are granted the same rights as motorists. The failure of drivers to respect the rights of cyclists can lead to collisions that can be disastrous for the bicycle rider who is involved.
If you have been injured in a cycling accident that was caused by a driver’s negligence or a roadway defect, you deserve the opportunity to hold the responsible parties accountable for the harm that you have suffered. Pursuing a civil lawsuit might result in gaining financial compensation for medical bills and other damages. Contact the Sheboygan car accident lawyers of Habush Habush & Rottier S.C. ®, at 800-242-2874 to learn how we can help.
Potential Cyclist Injuries
Even with a bicycle helmet, knee pads, shoulder pads, and all of the protective equipment that a cyclist might wear, he or she still faces the prospect of severe injury if struck by an automobile. The much greater size and mass of a motor vehicle effectively force a bicycle out from underneath the rider with little resistance, and a cyclist may be thrown from the bike and possibly into the path of oncoming traffic. The injuries that a cyclist might sustain include:
- Traumatic brain injuries
- Spinal cord injuries
- Fractured bones
- Road rash
- Severe lacerations
- Severe contusions
Negligent drivers cannot be permitted to exhibit such a reckless disregard for the welfare and rights of cyclists. Contact the Sheboygan car accident lawyers of Habush Habush & Rottier S.C. ®, at 800-242-2874 to speak with a skilled and experienced attorney about your potential case.