A distracted driver is a dangerous driver. One out of every ten fatal crashes in the U.S. involve a distracted driver, causing over 3,000 deaths every year. Cyclists are already at risk on the open road; they have to be careful to watch for traffic and take extra measures of precaution. It doesn’t always work, and accidents happen. Hinkle Law Offices can help you if you’ve been hit by a distracted driver.
Distracted Driving Costs You
Did you know that taking your eyes off of the road for more than two seconds actually doubles your risk of a crash? Those two seconds can be critical for reaction time, and that’s when accidents occur. A cyclist doesn’t have the same protection from injury as a driver does. You were just going for a simple run down to the corner store, and because of someone else’s distraction, you’re now injured and unable to work.
With all of the medical costs associated with injury from a car accident and the injuries that cyclists suffer are usually more severe than those of a simple car-on-car collision, you’re looking at thousands of dollars. And you shouldn’t have to pay those or suffer from the loss of wages that occur when you’re recovering from injuries and can’t work.
A Personal Injury Lawyer Will Help You
On top of what you’ve already experienced, the legal battle to get the compensation you deserve can be intimidating. People aren’t sure what questions to ask, who to talk to or where to go for help. Hinkle Law Offices will take care of that for you. We focus on the facts, combining the information about your case with our experience in the legal system. And we fight for your rights.
If you or a loved one has been involved in a bicycle accident with a distracted driver, you don’t have to handle this alone. Contact us today and we’ll evaluate your case for free.