Paducah Bicycle Accidents Lawyer
Going on that sunny stroll in the park, or a lazy walk around a quiet neighborhood cul-de-sac, or maybe just crossing the street, the last thing on your mind would be an injury caused by a careless, distracted or intoxicated driver.
Common Injuries from Bicycle Accidents
But it happens in Kentucky hundreds of times a year. Pedestrians struck by vehicles can have broken limbs, internal injuries, abrasions and lacerations, and spinal or brain injuries. They can miss work and be facing huge medical bills. At The Bryant Law Center, while we manage the complex medical paperwork and insurance forms, our team works in and out of court to obtain maximum benefits and compensation for injured pedestrians that we represent. Contact the Bryant Law Center to discuss your case with an experienced personal injury attorney.
Causes Bicycle Accidents in Paducah
When you set out on an afternoon bicycle ride, you have your protective headgear, water bottle, flashing light, and possibly an observation flag. Maybe a toddler is in a bike trailer behind you. While you follow the rules, there is no guarantee that the approaching driver will. Distracted or intoxicated drivers hit hundreds of bicyclists each year in Kentucky. State statutes afford the same protections to bicyclists as are afforded to motor vehicle operators. Bicycle accidents can cause serious physical injury or death and account nationally for two percent of all motor vehicle accidents. Kentucky recently passed a new law requiring motorists to maintain at least a three-foot distance from the outermost portion of the vehicle to the outermost portion of the bicycle. If it’s a pickup truck, the law would require a space of three feet from the outer edge of the mirror to the outer tip of the bicycle handlebar. Bicyclists can suffer from broken bones, bruises, lacerations, brain injury, spinal cord injury, or organ damage.
How an Attorney Can Help You
Experienced personal injury attorneys at The Bryant Law Center will help manage the complex medical and insurance paperwork and work in or out of court to help you achieve fair and just compensation for your injuries, property damage, and time off from work.
If you have suffered an injury don’t wait – contact the Bryant Law Center today for a free evaluation of your case. We have a personal injury department that is dedicated to working hard to make sure you are treated fairly. Call our Paducah, KY office or simply complete a contact form on our website. You will not pay anything until we win your case (Upon settling, course costs and case expenses will be the responsibility of the client).