Recovering From Pedestrian Injuries | Bike Accident Injuries
Recovering From Pedestrian or Bike Accident Injuries
Walking and riding a bicycle are two simple, effective, and accessible forms of exercise and environmentally friendly ways to get to where you need to go. Yet, they are not without risk. Bicycle and pedestrian accidents are fairly common and often lead to injury. Pedestrian injuries and bike accident injuries can take many forms. Maybe they involve a vehicle. They might be a hit-and-run accident. They could also happen due to poor road, sidewalk, or bikeway maintenance. Then, of course, there’s the weather in Wisconsin. Snowy or icy conditions or poor visibility due to rain or snow can all contribute to accidents and injuries.
Causes of Bike Accident and Pedestrian Injuries
The most severe bike or pedestrian injuries almost always involve an automobile. Even though we require drivers to pass exams and hold driver’s licenses, they don’t always follow the rules of the road. Stop signs, traffic signals, designated crosswalks, and speed limits… are all designed to help protect pedestrians, bicyclists, and other drivers, but they only work if people pay attention and obey them. Distracted driving is a major cause of accidents and bike and pedestrian injuries. Drivers, as well as walkers and bicyclists all, have a responsibility to be aware of their surroundings, obey the rules of the road, and share roadways and walkways.
Compensation is Possible for Pedestrian or Bike Accident Injuries
Pedestrians and cyclists are extremely vulnerable when they are involved in an accident with an automobile. They have very little protection compared to people in cars and can suffer severe injuries. Recovering from these injuries takes time and money. Pedestrians and bicyclists often have to rely on their own health insurance plans to pay for medical costs, but there are other options.
One option is auto insurance. If you own a car and have auto insurance, you will have coverage as a pedestrian or bicyclist if you are hit by a vehicle. Medical payment coverage will pay immediate medical bills, but you should rely on your health insurance first. If the driver of the vehicle was responsible for the accident, you can also file a claim against their auto insurance policy. If it was a hit-and-run accident, you’ll have to rely on your own policy for help covering medical expenses.
In situations like this, it is best to consult an accident attorney for advice.
Meet With an Accident Attorney to Learn More About Your Compensation Options
If you have been injured as a pedestrian or bicyclist, schedule a time to meet with an accident attorney at Eisenberg Law Offices. We represent accident injury victims as they navigate the insurance claims process in personal injury suits to help them obtain the compensation they need and deserve.
Learn more about our services and how we can help you recover from accident injuries by calling 608-256-8356 or emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.