Every six hours a bicyclist is fatally injured in America. During the past year there has been nearly a half a million bicycle related injuries according to the U.S. Product Safety Commission these accidents required emergency medical treatment and at least half of the bicycle riders were under the age of 16. Head injuries account for 75 percent of all serious injuries and deaths from bicycle accidents. Negligent drivers are a major factor in bicycle accidents. If a driver makes a turn, pulls out of a driveway or alley, or opens a car door without being observant, they are putting bicyclists in danger.
Injuries sustained to bicyclists may be fatal because of the lack of protection a bicycle provides. There is no competition between a bicycle and a vehicle that weighs thousands of pounds. Drivers must be held accountable for the injuries they cause. If you or a loved one has been injured riding a bike, you may need the help of a bicycle accident lawyer to receive compensation for your injuries. While we are based in Birmingham, our personal injury attorneys also represent clients in Homewood, Mountain Brook and throughout Alabama.
If you or a family member is a bicyclist involved in an automobile accident, you need a personal injury attorney to protect your legal rights. Consult with an experienced bicycle accident lawyer in Birmingham before you talk with the insurance company of the person at fault. If you sign the wrong papers, you may give up all your legal claims and settle for far less than you deserve.
After bicycle accidents, bicycle crash victims and their families frequently concentrate on their physical, emotional, or financial challenges. However, the time that the law allows for an adult or child to act to preserve their legal rights starts to run from the day of the bicycle accident.
Daniel Feldman, an avid cyclist for the last 20 years, has handled several bicycle accident cases. As a Birmingham bicycle accident lawyer, he handled a recent case, which involved very serious injuries resulting in a confidential settlement right before trial of $2.85 million dollars. If you would like to know more about your rights if you are involved in a bicycle accident, in Birmingham, Homewood, Mountain Brook, or anywhere in Alabama please visit http://www.bicycleattorney.com/Alabama.html