If you have been hurt in a bicycle accident, you may have very serious injuries, such as brain injury or spine injury. The cost of your injury in terms of lost work, medical bills, and ongoing disability may be substantial. Why should you and your family have to bear that cost if the accident was the fault of an inattentive driver?
This page contains background information on bicycle accidents, but the only way to learn what compensation might be available in your case is to talk to a lawyer. Please call (423) 443-3973 or email Herbert Thornbury, Attorney at Law in Chattanooga, Tennessee for a free initial consultation.
Causes of Bicycle Accidents
There are many ways that negligent motorists cause bicycle-car accidents, such as:
- Failing to yield to bicyclist
- Turning or merging into the path of cyclist
- Trying to pass bicyclist without adequate spacing
- Opening car door in front of bicyclist
Car drivers have a responsibility to be aware of their surroundings, including other vehicles and bicyclists.
Bicycle Accident Injuries
Unfortunately, on your bicycle you are always at a disadvantage compared to motorists, and are more likely to suffer serious injury, such as:
When you suffer these types of severe personal injury, the personal cost to you and your family can be great.
Compensation for Bicycle Accidents
Fortunately, a bicycle accident lawsuit may be able to help you with compensation for:
- Medical bills
- Lost wages
- Diminished earning capacity
- Pain, diminished quality of life, disfigurement, and other noneconomic damages
To learn whether you can receive compensation for your bicycle accident injuries, please contact Herbert Thornbury, Attorney at Law for the help of a certified Civil Trial Specialist in Chattanooga, Tennessee.