A collision between an automobile and a bicycle can result in serious injury for the cyclist.
Cyclists are vulnerable on the road. Though you are likely abiding by all laws, one careless decision made by a stranger driving a nearby car can cause an accident that could change your life forever.
According to the state of Minnesota’s traffic laws, bicycles are considered “moving vehicles,” just like cars and trucks-but cyclists don’t have a protective steel cage to protect them in an accident. Because of this vulnerability, cyclists are almost always injured in a crash with a car. Car-bicycle collisions can cause serious head and brain trauma, life-altering bodily injuries, and in the worst cases-death. Even in the best case scenario, the cyclist can escape an accident with injuries that will have other consequences, perhaps making it difficult to work or preventing the cyclist from fully enjoying life for years to come.
As an injured accident victim, you most likely face lost wages, medical bills, and other
out-of-pocket expenses. The law firm of Malzahn Law, Ltd. is experienced in claims involving motorist-bicycle accidents, and will make sure the claim investigation is completed properly and will help you understand how the driver’s insurance company will be involved.
Bicycle accident victims can recover damages for:
- Pain, suffering, loss of enjoyment of life, and interference with familial relationships
- Past, present and future medical bills
- Disfigurement and scarring
- Wrongful death
- Emotional distress
- Lost wages, future earnings, and earning capacity