Bicycle accidents can cause catastrophic injuries to victims. It is important for bicycle accident victims to be familiar with the legal protections available to them when they have been injured on their bicycle by a negligent driver.
A look at bicycle accidents
A total of two-thirds of bicycle accidents that result in injuries in the United States occur on city streets where bicyclists are most likely to be riding rather than other roadway tops. The largest percentage of bicycle accident fatalities, or 33%, occur on highways which account for 15% of bicycle accident injuries. On roadways where speeds are likely to be higher, a greater percentage of fatal bicycle accidents occur.
There were a total of 16,807 bicycle crashes in Texas from 2010 to 2016. These bicycle accidents resulted in 9,769 injuries; 5,646 possible injuries and 362 fatalities. Greater than a quarter of bicyclists involved in bicycle accidents , or 11%, are younger than 15 years of age and 13% are between the ages of 16 and 25.
Legal protections for bicycle accident victims
Legal protections are available to victims who have been injured by a negligent driver in a bicycle accident. Legal protections are also available to family members of loved ones killed in a fatal bicycle accident. Victims of bicycle accidents may be left facing devastating injuries and family members of loved ones killed in a fatal bicycle accident may be left facing a devastating loss. Personal injury legal protections may help victims recover compensation for their physical, financial and emotional damages from a negligent driver responsible for harming them. These are important legal resources and remedies for bicycle accident victims to be familiar with.