When a bicycle and a car collide, people usually think the only possible outcome is a fatality. Fortunately, that’s not always the case. However, bike accidents almost always result in injury, usually to the cyclist. Hinkle Law Offices can provide help if you or a loved one have been involved in a bike accident.
Common Types of Bike Accidents
Bicycles and cars usually meet at intersections, and this is where most collisions occur. Cyclists stopping for a stop sign have to be especially careful if the oncoming car doesn’t have a stop sign to obey. Many collisions happen when a cyclist is obeying the rules of the road and the motorist doesn’t see them until it’s too late. A car turning into the cyclist’s path, a cyclist failing to yield or passing a car on the right can all lead to bike accidents.
The most common injuries involve head trauma. Adhering to bicycle safety involves wearing a helmet, but that can’t protect against neck and spinal injuries. Even with a helmet, fatal bike accidents do happen. Cyclists are often thrown over the handlebars and unable to make any adjustment in their landing. With the speed that accidents happen at, it’s difficult to prevent injury at all.
Fatal Bike Accidents
Death is a possible result of a bike accident. When cars are involved, accidents involve high speeds and hard surfaces. Fatal bike accidents become wrongful death suits if negligence can be proven. That allows the aggrieved family to seek damages for the loss of their loved one. A bike accident shouldn’t deprive a family; Hinkle Law Offices is ready to help mitigate that loss with action.
If you or a loved one has been involved in any type of bike accident, we can offer a free consultation to determine the strength of your case. Contact us today and ensure that you get the compensation you deserve.
Wondering if you’re entitled to compensation? Call 505.883.4357 today to find out