The most dangerous place for a bike rider to be is waiting or turning at intersections. This is the place where most bicycle accidents happen. There are two main reasons for this, one is that the other vehicle often fails to see the cyclist, and the other is the rider of the bike either not following or possibly being unaware of the appropriate traffic rules. Many victims are children, accidents on bikes are a major reason why children end up in the emergency room, as a parent you should make sure your child is aware of the rules of the road before you allow them out on their own on a bicycle.

In a bicycle accident the driver of a motor vehicle will often try to blame the bike rider. We at The Goolsby Law Firm our attorneys realize this, and will do everything to protect your interests, and lay blame where it deserves to be. Often bike riders are so badly injured they are unable to give their version of events to the police at the scene, leaving the other vehicle driver as the only one giving initial information about what happened, in this situation they are unlikely to accept the blame.

As previously noted bicycle accidents are the biggest reason why children end up in the emergency room during their leisure time. In the US. Almost 11,000 spend some time in hospital each year as a result. Injuries sustained from bicycle accidents, due to the fact that a bike provides little protection, injuries are often serious,. debilitating, or life threatening. Injuries can include, broken bones, spine and brain injuries, and severed limbs or paralysis. Wearing appropriate safety gear can help, a bike helmet can reduce the severity of head trauma by as much as 85%, however only about 25% of riders wear protective head gear.

A bike rider has just as many rights on the road as any other motor vehicle. Many types and classes of vehicle all have to share the road. A bike should be given the same consideration as any other road vehicle. Regrettably, frequently they are not given this consideration, which is exactly what leads to many serious injuries and fatalities on bicycles.

If you end up in a bicycle accident which is the result of the negligence of another road user you should contact The Goolsby Law Firm for help. Our lawyers have experience in defending the rights of the bike rider, and can assist you collect to monetary compensation for your injuries, or file a wrongful death action in the event you have lost a loved one in a bicycle accident.

As a cyclist you can take measures to protect yourself, acquiring and using appropriate safety gear like a helmet, making sure your bike is roadworthy and well maintained, and wearing bright clothing as well as using lights on your bike to draw attention to yourself, can all help.

If you are in a bicycle accident however, call a McKinney bicycle accident lawyer at our office to set up a free consultation. We can advise you of 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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