In the past decade, bicycle riding has exploded. As a means of less expensive transport, a way to exercise and keep healthy, and a favored hobby, bicycle riding has long been part of the daily American life. In fact, Missoula, Montana has recently been ranked the third most bicycle friendly city in the United States. This leads to a larger number of cyclists on our roads now more than ever. However, with the rise of cyclists on our roads comes a rise of accidents involving both cyclists and motor vehicle drivers. If you or someone you loved has been injured in a bicycle-auto accident, the Law Firm of needaninjuryattorneymontana.com is here to help answer all your legal questions.
There are a number of reasons that bicycle-auto accidents happen. Sometimes the reasons boil down to the fact that the driver simply wasn’t paying attention. Some of the other common factors in these accidents include:
- Aggressive driving – If a driver is following a cyclist too closely they could inadvertently cause a collision
- Inattentive driving – If a driver is distracted by his/her phone, someone else in the car, or anything else, they could easily miss a cyclist on the side of the road and cause an accident
- DWI/DUI drivers – If a driver is driving under the influence of alcohol and/or drugs, this could slow their reflexes and a cyclist could suffer the consequences
This is by no means a complete list but it does begin to scratch the surface of how and why these accidents happen. The Law Firm of needaninjuryattorneymontana.coma knows that when you are injured in one of these accidents, you as the cyclist will suffer far greater injuries than the driver of the motor vehicle. These injuries can be grueling and life changing. We are here to make sure that you don’t have to suffer these consequences alone and will seek out the best possible outcome for you and your family.
These accidents can leave you and your family in a dire financial situation. The personal injury attorneys at the Law Firm of needaninjuryattorneymontana.com have seen that these accidents can leave the cyclists with injuries such as:
- Serious scrapes and burns
- Broken bones
- Loss of limbs
- Traumatic brain injury
These injuries can often lead to monumental bills that seem insurmountable. However, the personal injury attorneys at the Law Firm of needaninjuryattorneymontana.com are here to make sure that you don’t bear the burden of this unexpected financial situation. We will go toe to toe with the big insurance companies to make sure that you and your family are taken care of and do not have to suffer the consequences of someone else’s mistake and inattentive driving.
Our offices are located in the city center of Billings, but we are here to serve all the great people of Montana. If you or a loved one was injured or killed in a bicycle accident, please give our friendly and knowledgeable offices a call and let us help you get your life back on track.