A bicycle accident should not be taken lightly. In fact, bike accidents happen more frequently than you might realize. The injuries that can be sustained by a person from a bicycle accident can be devastating, and might require life- long medical treatments.
Bicycle accidents are often caused by drivers who don’t pay attention to the smaller vehicles that they share the road with. Hazardous roads and streets are also a common cause of bike accidents.
- Pothole Accidents: Potholes are often the result of poor or temporary road fixes that end up sinking or cracking not long after their completion. Long-term wear and tear can also create a pothole. If you are involved in a bike accident because a pothole lacked visible warning, and has been there for a substantial amount of time, you might be able to sue a government agency for your injuries and any property damage you incurred.
- Sewer Grate Accidents: Because a bike’s tires can get stuck between sewer grate bars, many cities have started to change the way their sewer grates are shaped. Despite this, there are still many dangerous sewer grates out there that pose serious risks for bicyclists. If your bicycle accident was caused by a sewer grate that could have been inexpensively remedied, you might have grounds to file a lawsuit.
At Saint & Watzke, PLLP, our team of lawyers can help you prove that a person or public entity was responsible for your accident or personal injuries. We are committed to getting you the maximum amount of compensation to cover your injury expenses and property damages.
Call (918) 721-0998 to talk to our legal professionals today!
We Take on Child Bicycle Accident Cases
Unfortunately many bike accidents involve young children and automobiles. No matter how old a child riding a bike is, it is the responsibility of the driver to exercise reasonable care and caution. Drivers are expected to take “unusual care” if they see or reasonably expect to see children in an area where they are driving. Bike accidents in which children are involved often take place at:
- Bus stops
- Residential neighborhoods
A driver who fails to demonstrate necessary precaution around a child bicyclist can be held liable for an accident or injury. Some courts will even rule that a young child is incapable of contributory negligence for the accident.
Speak to our Lawyers Today
If you or a loved one has been in a bicycle accident and suffered a serious injury, you should consult with our legal team to discuss what legal rights you are entitled to. Our attorneys are compassionate and can provide you with the support you need during this stressful time. We can handle all aspects of your case so you can focus on recovering from your injuries. Let us put our skills and resources to work for you!
Contact our Sapulpa bike accident lawyers to schedule your free consultation.