Riding your bicycle is a great way of getting from point A to point B while getting needed exercise and protecting the environment. For these reasons and many others, bicycles are growing in popularity throughout North Carolina.
This new popularity poses some dangers. Many car drivers are unused to sharing the road with bicycles and either make mistakes or simply refuse to safely share the road. This puts bicyclists at danger of serious injury or even death.
The bicycle accident lawyers at Hayes Law stand ready to help victims like you. We know that bicyclists have as much right to the road as anyone else. You shouldn't have to pay for someone else's mistake.
If you've been hurt in a bicycle accident in or around Greensboro, North Carolina, please call Hayes Law today at (336) 691-2220 for a free consultation.
Under North Carolina law, bicyclists have the exact same rights and responsibilities as traditional drivers. This means that you should be able to take your bike on the road, operate it lawfully and expect to have a safe ride during which you are respected by other drivers.
Of course, "should be" and "are" quite frequently differ rather dramatically, and this is one of those situations. Bicyclists are repeatedly endangered by reckless, negligent drivers who refuse to share the road safely.
As a bicyclist, you obviously lack the protection enjoyed by those in cars and trucks. In a collision between a bicycle and a car, the car wins. Every time.
The resulting injuries for the bicyclist are often catastrophic. They include:
- Broken bones
- Lost skin
- Traumatic brain injuries
In some truly tragic cases, bicyclists have been killed by negligent car drivers. This is always a danger when a car collides with a bike.
We know the importance of compensation when you've been the victim of such an injury. You have medical bills that never seem to stop, and it can be difficult to work and earn a living after a devastating personal injury.
Our experienced bicycle accident lawyers can pursue the compensation to which you are entitled as an innocent victim. We will treat you as the unique individual you are and provide you with the individualized attention you have a right to expect.
If you need an experienced bicycle accident lawyer you can trust in North Carolina, please call Hayes Law today at (336) 691-2220 for a free consultation.