Raleigh bicyclists are in luck when it comes to having a variety of terrain on which to ride. They are able to get in touch with nature and ride through the woods at places like Beaverdam, or they can maneuver through the buildings, pedestrians, and motorists in downtown Raleigh while enjoying the sights the city has to offer.
North Carolina also has no shortage of trails that allow cyclists to enjoy some of the most beautiful sights our state has to offer. The Libba Cotten Bikeway, Sam’s Branch Greenway, and the Neuse River Trail are just a few of the ways bike enthusiasts are able to get to know Raleigh’s natural side.When Cyclists and Motorists Meet
You can’t drive through downtown Raleigh without seeing a multitude of riders on their bikes. Sometimes, bicyclists and motorists aren’t able to stay out of each other’s ways, and accidents occur.
Oftentimes, a vehicle drives through a crosswalk and strikes a cyclist, or, a driver isn’t paying attention and sideswipes a bicyclist on the road. Cyclists are especially vulnerable when involved in an accident because they have little to no protection against the elements—they aren’t surrounded by metal, like motorists are. The injuries cyclists sustain are often serious, and treatments are typically extensive and costly.Common Injuries in Car-Cyclist Collisions
- Head injuries
- Neck fractures
- Road rash
- Eye problems
- Broken pelvis
- Fractured legs, arms, and hands
- Slipped discs
- Muscle, tendon, and ligament sprains and strains
- Dislocated shoulders
- Ankle injuries
- Concussions and other traumatic brain injuries
Suffering from painful injuries not only takes a toll your body, but it affects your wallet as well. Medical treatments are notoriously costly, and you shouldn’t be held responsible for the fees if the accident wasn’t your fault.
Your insurance company will certainly go after the negligent party—but they are only worried about what is best for them. How will you receive money from time lost at work because you were too injured to go in? What about problems that could occur in the future because your injuries never fully healed? The insurance company doesn’t want to think about these types of concerns—but Maurer Law will.
Mike Maurer works for you, which means our entire office will always have your best interests in mind. We will fight for your rights, answer your questions, and attempt to make this difficult time in your life better. You have already been the victim of a serious bike accident in Raleigh — don’t allow yourself to become a victim to the insurance company’s tactics as well.
Move past your bicycle accident and talk to an attorney about your situation today.