Unfortunately, bike accident injuries in DC are a common occurrence that leave many cyclists injured and with their bicycles damaged beyond repair. There is a heavy presence of bicycle riders in Washington DC and the surrounding areas. Many people use bicycles as a cost effective and efficient way to commute to work and to run errands, and many people ride bicycles for exercise, pleasure, and site seeing. According to the Washington Post, DC has 145 miles of bike lanes with only a small portion of them that protect bicycle riders from cars.
If you have been injured in a bicycle accident or if a family member died as a result of a bicycle accident, you may be entitled to compensation. When someone is injured because of someone else’s negligent, malicious, or reckless behavior, he or she may be able to recover for their injuries and property damage through a personal injury claim. When someone dies because of this, his or her surviving family members may be entitled to compensation (often through the deceased person’s estate). The person or entity that caused an injury, or their insurance company, may be liable for the costs incurred by the accident victim’s injuries and any damage to their property. Many people find it easiest to pursue the compensation they are entitled to with the help of an experienced personal injury lawyer who is licensed to practice in the state their accident occurred.
The law firm of Cohen & Cohen has been protecting the rights of injured people and their families for over 30 years. We believe that when we shoulder a client’s legal burdens we are helping to provide them with the much needed time and resources they need to heal and/or grieve. If you or someone you love has been injured in a bicycle accident in Washington DC, Virginia, Maryland or in the surrounding areas, Cohen & Cohen is available to help. A member of our experienced legal team is available to discuss your situation and to give you a free case evaluation. If we do not have a lawyer on our team that is especially suited to you and your needs, we would like to try to help you to find someone who is. Calling us today may allow us to start protecting your rights today.
Common Types of Bike Accident Injuries
Anytime a bicycle rider is in an accident there is a greater risk of getting injured than if they were in an automobile or truck when the accident occurred because bicycle riders do not have a protective structure around them the way people in a car or truck do. No matter how a bicycle rider is injured, he or she may be entitled to compensation. Common types of bike accident injuries in DC include but are not limited to:
- Cuts, scrapes and lacerations
- Sprained and torn muscles, ligaments and tendons
- Soft tissue damage
- Damage to internal organs
- Concussions and traumatic brain injuries (TBI)
- Spinal cord injuries
- Loss of limbs
While the above are common types of bicycle accident injuries it is not a comprehensive list nor is it intended to be legal advice.
If you or someone you love has been in a bike accident in DC, contact Cohen & Cohen 24 hours a day, 7 days a week for a free case evaluation.