Bicycles are a great means of exercise and transportation. Bicyclists and drivers are obligated to follow the same rules of the road. Most of the time, drivers and bicyclists can share the road without issues. Unfortunately, some inattentive or negligent drivers are not fully aware of their surroundings. Further, there is an obvious disparity in size between a motor vehicle and a bicycle. Therefore, when a car sideswipes or fails to yield to a bicyclist, serious injuries or worse are the likely result. Even if you wear a bicycle helmet, if you are hit by a car, you can have serious injuries, such as:
- Head injuries
- Back or neck injuries
- Leg injuries
- Broken bones
- Injuries to the wrist or hand
Injuries from a bicycle accident are likely to lead to substantial medical expenses. You may have also had to miss work while you recuperate from your injuries. A personal injury lawyer can be instrumental in helping you recover the money you need to cover your damages. The Des Moines personal injury law firm of Culp, Doran & Genest, P.L.C., represents people throughout Iowa who have been seriously injured due to the negligence of another, including people injured in bicycle accidents.
In most bicycle accidents, the liability of the other party is fairly clear-cut. There may still be disputes, however, about the amount of damages you are entitled to for your medical expenses, lost income, and pain and suffering. Our lawyers will take every step within the law to maximize your recovery.
Contact Us Today
Call 515-288-3333 or email us to discuss your case. We offer free initial consultations and do not charge attorneys fees unless we help you recover compensation for your injuries. We offer evening and weekend appointments, and can visit you at home or in the hospital.