Charleston Bicycle Accident Lawyers
Common Causes of Bicycle Accidents
Riding a bicycle is a fun, convenient way to travel around the charming city of Charleston. Unfortunately, no matter how safe they are, riders can be thrust into situations where a negligent motorist causes an accident.
The most common causes of bicycle accidents include:
- Failing to yield the right of way
- Running a stop sign or red light
- Opening the door of a parked car
- Distracted driving
- Driving under the influence
- Bad roads
- Reckless driving
- Bike defects
If you’ve been injured while riding a bike, contact our Charleston bicycle accident lawyers at Kahn Law Firm, LLP for a free consultation. Regardless of the specific circumstances of your case and how your accident occurred, we can help you pursue any compensation that you are entitled to.
Call (845) 203-9990 today to find out how much your bicycle accident claim could be worth.
Bicycle Accidents Lead to Severe Injuries
Cycling is a favored mode of transport for many South Carolina residents. Not only is it a great form of exercise, but it can save money on the cost of gas. However, riding a bike is not without its fair share of drawbacks – bicycle accidents being at the top of the list. These types of accidents often result in serious injuries to the riders due to the lack of protection offered by bicycles.
Victims of bicycle crashes can face a range of severe injuries, including:
- Fractured bones
- Facial contusions
- Soft tissue injuries
- Road rash
- Head and neck injuries
- Traumatic brain injuries
- Spine injuries
- Organ damage
- Dental fractures
- Scarring and disfigurement
- Psychological injuries
Who Can Be Held Liable for a Bike Accident?
If you have been injured in a bicycle accident, the first step in pursuing compensation is determining who is responsible for your accident. There are several potential parties who may be held liable for your damages, depending on the cause of your accident. If your crash was caused by a negligent motorist, then your injury claim will be against that driver and their insurance company. When bike accidents result from poor road conditions, the appropriate government entity or private owner may be held liable. If your accident was due to a defect in the bicycle, you may file a claim against the manufacturer, retailer, or bike shop.
Recover the Compensation You Deserve
As a bike accident victim, you may be entitled to be compensated for the losses you have incurred. Such damages may include medical expenses, lost wages, property damage, pain and suffering, and disfigurement. Kahn Law Firm, LLP is here to help you recover the money that you are owed so that you can get the care you need and not have to worry about your financial situation. We have over over 100 years of collective experience and know what it takes to win.