Bicycle Accidents - Greenville Catastrophic Injury Lawyer

Bicycle Accidents - Greenville Catastrophic Injury Lawyer

Even though we are getting toward the end of the year, the weather has been nice enough to travel. Whether you have a simple sedan or a fancy sports car, it can feel great to get out on the open road with your favorite music playing as you drive. Another great method of getting from one place to another, if safe to do so, is riding your bicycle. A bicycle helps you work out and is obviously faster than simply walking. Riding your bike can be a great way to pass the time and we always suggest you take advantage of the weather when you can, but you do still need to be very careful.

If you enjoy riding your bike, you've probably done so with cars on the road. While you may follow the rules of the road such as wearing a helmet and having reflective bars or lights, some drivers still don't seem to see you. This can be nerve wracking, even for people who have been riding for years. Unfortunately, drivers keep getting more and more distracted. With things like cell phones being so common now, it can be difficult to tell if the drivers you're surrounded by are actually paying attention to you or not.

A person on a bicycle does not have the same protection from an impact as a person in a car. If a bike is hit, most of the force goes straight to the rider's body instead of to the frame of the vehicle like it would otherwise. While this can be dangerous enough if the car is going slow, when a driver is cruising around 40 miles an hour like many roads are, it can be deadly. Even being hit at 25 mph, which is what you see in many residential areas, can be devastating and leave someone with at least life-altering injuries.

If you were hit by a car while riding your bicycle, give Wayne Hardee a call. He has decades of experience with personal injury cases, including accidents with vehicles. If you cannot come into the office due to your injuries, he will come to you and get all of the information needed to help your case. We know this is difficult and can be scary, but you don't have to go through it alone. Give Wayne a call and see how much of a difference he can make on your case!