Bicycle Accidents Lead To Serious Injuries
With ever-increasing gas prices and growing interest in “green” living, more and more people are taking up bicycling as a means to commute. Like pedestrians, cyclists are in a precarious position with respect to other vehicles. A collision can be extremely injurious. Every year, more than 50,000 cyclists are injured on the road* — and fatal injuries are on the rise.
If you or someone close to you has been injured in a cycling accident because of someone’s negligence, it is important to protect yourself and your rights. Insurance companies will try to take advantage of laws, statements and other methods to deny paying injured cyclists. Insurance companies are looking out for their own interests, and we are here to look out for yours.
Franklin County Bike Accident Attorneys
Our lawyers are ready to bring our decades of experience obtaining tens of millions of dollars for clients to help you obtain the compensation you deserve if you or someone close to you has suffered injuries such as:
- Soft tissue injuries
- Injuries causing hidden pain — not visible on surface
- Mild to severe brain injuries
- Shoulder tears
- Back injuries
- Herniated disks
Regardless of the complexity of your case, we will bring our comprehensive experience and investigation expertise to optimally build your case for aggressive negotiation or litigation.
An example of our success:
$1.6 Million — Our client was riding his bicycle at night in downtown Columbus. He was passed by a truck that then turned in front of him as he crossed using crosswalk. Ohio law does not permit a bicycle to use a crosswalk. We hired an accident reconstruction expert who is also a bicycle enthusiast. He was able to prove based on speeds and markings on the roadway that our client was, in fact, run over by the truck. Our client suffered a brain injury but made a spectacular recovery. The case was complicated by the fact that our client had no memory of the accident.
At Colley Shroyer & Abraham, our bicycle accident attorneys in Columbus, Ohio, represent injured people in Columbus and throughout Ohio, including Logan, Waverly and Delaware County.
* – http://www-nrd.nhtsa.dot.gov/Pubs/022013.pdf