Bicycle Accident Injury Lawyer
Despite wearing protective gear, cyclists are at an increased risk of sustaining a catastrophic injury or death than those driving a motor vehicle. Throughout South Carolina, the number of serious injuries and fatalities from bicycle accidents is staggering, with the majority of accidents involving a car. As reported by the National Highway Traffic and Safety Administration (NHTSA), the following are reasons why accidents involving a bicycle and a car are most common:
- Following too closely
- Failure to yield the right of way
- Switching lanes incorrectly
- Making an illegal turn
- Running a stop sign
- Dooring (when a car door opens into a cyclist)
- Car reversing into a cyclist
- Car driving in a bicycle lane
- Distracted driving or riding (including texting)
- Driving under the influence
Without question, a bicycle accident can result in severe head trauma or traumatic brain injury (TBI), as well as spinal cord injuries or amputation. Fractured bones and damage to the face are also prevalent. Bicycle accidents can be life altering, as victims face surgery, a lengthy recovery and multiple losses.
If you or someone you love has been involved in a bicycle accident in the Charleston area, the Taylor Anderson Law Firm is here to help you understand your accident and provide legal insight into your claim. Call today for a free evaluation of your case.
Bicycle Accident Lawyer Serving Charleston, West Ashley and James Island
While communities across the state continue to educate drivers on how to share the road with cyclists, collisions between bicycle riders and cars occur at an alarming rate. Thus, when an individual is injured in a bicycle accident, a thorough investigation is required in order to determine who was at fault and how damages are to be paid. This includes studying the behavior of both parties prior to the accident.
The Taylor Anderson Law Firm makes it our primary responsibility to preserve the health and legal rights of individuals injured in a bicycle accident. No matter who is at fault, we help shed light on your case and help you obtain compensation for your injuries.
To discuss your options in the aftermath of your bicycle accident, contact the Taylor Anderson Law Firm in Charleston today.