Children end up in the emergency room because of bicycle accidents far more often than when taking part in any other leisure pursuit in the US. Nearly eleven thousand each year spend time in hospital due to the injuries they sustain while riding their bikes.

The injuries people sustain from bicycle accidents are often serious, and can be debilitating or life threatening. Broken bones, spine and brain injuries are common, along with a possibility of severed limbs or paralysis. The injuries sustained can be lessened if the rider is wearing proper safety gear, bike helmets can reduce the severity of a head injury by up to eighty five percent. Unfortunately less than twenty five percent of riders wear protective headgear.

As a bicycle rider you have the same rights as any other road user. If you have been injured in a bicycle accident you may be entitled to compensation. Contact one of our experienced Carrollton bicycle accident attorneys at The Goolsby Law Firm. Schedule a free consultation today, we have the resources and expertise to fully investigate your case and get you the results you need.

A bicycle rider is most at risk from collision with another motor-vehicle at intersections. One reason for this is the failure of the bike rider to obey traffic rules, or sometimes because a car or truck driver just doesn’t see them. Cyclists are required to follow all traffic laws, follow the flow of traffic, stop at stop signs and traffic signals etc. As a parent you should also make sure your child is familiar with these rules before you let them out on the road.

Rising costs of fuel, as well as people’s desire to lead a healthier greener lifestyle has led to an increase in the number of bikes on the road. Over six hundred people die each year as a result of bicycle accidents with motor vehicles, over fifty thousand experience varying degrees of injury as a result of the same kinds of accident. Unfortunately a bike is no match for a car or truck, and even if the rider is wearing appropriate safety gear they may still suffer from severe life altering injuries and even death.

If you have been injured while riding a bike, regardless how severe, speak to an experienced Carrollton bicycle accident injury lawyer. At The Goolsby Law Firm, we take every personal injury case seriously. If you’ve been injured by another vehicle while riding your bicycle in the Carrollton area, you might be entitled to recover damages for your injury.

Call a Carrollton bicycle accident attorney Mike Goolsby to set up a free consultation. We’ll advise you on your legal options and tell you if you have an actionable case. What’s more, we work on a contingent fee basis, which means we don’t get paid unless you recover damages for your loss.

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