Pearland Bicycle Accident Attorney
The number of cyclists in Pearland has been steadily increasing as has the interest in the Shadow Creek Ranch Triathlon and Pearland cycling clubs. As cycling grows in popularity, the number of bicyclists severely injured or killed by collisions with motor vehicles has also increased.
Law Office of James Zier, P.C.
Pearland Personal Injury Attorney
Bicycle Injuries After An Accident
Bicyclists involved in motor vehicle crashes often have more serious injuries than other types of accidents. Since cyclists have much less protection than occupants of motor vehicles, even “minor” collisions with vehicles can have severe consequences. Some of the most common injuries in bicycle accidents include:
Other common injuries from bicycle accidents include fractures, broken bones, neck and back injuries, scrapes, contusions, and road rash.
Medical and Hospital Costs for Bicycle Injuries
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) reported that in 2013, there were 494,000 emergency room visits due to bicycle related injuries in the United States. These fatal and non-fatal injuries from bicycle crashes resulted in lifetime medical costs and productivity losses of $10 billion. It is imperative to speak with Pearland bicycle accident attorney James Zier as soon as possible after an accident. Insurance companies will frequently deny liability and blame the bicyclist. These severe injuries put extreme financial pressure on families, not only because of the extensive medical treatment and resulting bills, but also because of the lost wages and loss of future earnings.
Wrongful Death Lawsuits for Surviving Family Members
According to the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS), a total of 817 bicyclists were killed in crashes with motor vehicles in 2015. Although most people believe that children riding bicycles are the vast majority of fatalities in bicycle accidents, the reality is the opposite. According to the IIHS, 88 percent of bicyclist deaths are adults ages 20 and older. Whether you have lost a child, parent, or spouse due to a negligent driver, we can help you obtain justice and get answers.
Call (281) 485-3377 to arrange a meeting with Pearland Bicycle Accident Attorney James Zier. He will personally travel to your home or hospital to meet with you and discuss your options. Let us help you get the justice you deserve.