Whenever a bicyclist is involved in an accident with a motor vehicle, the potential for serious injuries is extremely high, even if the bicyclist is wearing a helmet at the time of the crash. In many bicycle accident cases, accident victims will require lengthy stays in the hospital, followed by months of physical therapy, before their life starts to return to normal. Necessarily, this means weeks or months out of work and potentially astronomical medical expenses, not to mention the emotional toll that the accident takes. In some cases, an accident victim is left with irreparable injuries that will stay with them throughout their life.
After a bicycle accident, an injured bicyclist is entitled to bring a personal injury lawsuit against the driver they believe to be at fault for the accident. In some cases, the driver may not be located or may not have adequate insurance; however, there still may be an avenue of recovery through the bicyclist’s own insurance policy. Through this process, an accident victim may be able to seek financial compensation for the various costs associated with the accident, including their past and future medical expenses and lost wages, as well as for any pain and suffering they endured as a result of the accident. Anyone injured in a serious Maryland bicycle accident should seek out a dedicated personal injury attorney to discuss their case.
Bicycle Accident Leaves Teen Paralyzed
Recently, a Texas teenager was struck while he was riding his bike on a public road. After the initial collision, the teen ended up crashing into the car’s windshield before bouncing off and landing on the road. According to a recent local news report, after the accident, the driver responsible for the crash fled the scene. Thankfully, another passing motorist did stop and render aid. However, the teen was unable to feel his legs and was taken by helicopter to a nearby hospital.
Doctors at the hospital told the teen that he was permanently paralyzed, due to the damage his body sustained in the accident. Since then, he has undergone several surgeries but has yet to regain the use of his lower body. The article does not discuss if authorities ever located the hit-and-run driver or if a personal injury case was ever filed.
Have You Been Injured in a Maryland Bicycle Accident?
If you or a loved one has recently been injured in a Maryland bicycle accident, you may be entitled to monetary compensation. The skilled personal injury and wrongful death attorneys at the Maryland law firm of Lebowitz & Mzhen, LLC have extensive experience handling all types of personal injury cases, including those arising out of bicycle accidents. Call 410-654-3600 today to set up a free consultation with a personal injury attorney who will be happy to discuss your case with you and discuss the options you have moving forward. Calling is free, and there is no obligation to continue forward with your case unless it is your desire to do so.
More Blog Posts:
Motorcycle Helmet Cams May Be Valuable Evidence at Trial, Maryland Motorcycle Accident Lawyer Blog, published February 6, 2017.
Passengers Injured in Motorcycle Accidents May Have a Right to Recover Compensation for Their Injuries, Maryland Motorcycle Accident Lawyer Blog, published February 27, 2017.