With the weather warming up, a lot of people are starting to feel the itch to get outside and be active Bicycling is one of America’s most beloved outdoor activities. Who can forget the joy of riding a bike without training wheels for the first time? It’s an activity that is handed down from generation to generation. Bicycling is popular among both the young and old and bicyclists range from casual cyclists to serious competitors. Some ride for fun, some ride for exercise and some ride as an alternative to other forms of private and public transportation. It’s a great way to get out, get exercise and explore.
Bicycling, even if you’re wearing a helmet, is not without its risks. Every year in the United States, over half a million emergency room trips result from injuries caused from bicycle accidents. On average, nearly two people are killed every day in bicycle accidents in the United States with annual national death totals approaching 1,000. Those are no small figures and bicycle accidents are no small matters. Cars, pedestrians, poor road conditions and even other cyclists are among the many hazards that can cause an accident or injure a bicyclist. The roads, especially on a bike, can be a dangerous place.
Physical injuries sustained during accidents are oftentimes severe. The cost of treating bicycling injuries, from minor scrapes and bruises to severe injuries or even death, can escalate and become overwhelming. In addition to significant medical costs, those who experience injury during a bicycle accident may suffer lost wages and earnings if their accident prevents them from attending or completing work. These losses can add up to astronomical figures – the CDC states that long-term medical costs and productivity losses arising from bicycle accidents will create $5 billion dollars in losses for American cyclists. That kind of cost only serves to further the trauma and damage that an injured cyclist has already suffered.
Your need for protection doesn’t stop once an injury or accident has occurred. Should you find yourself the victim of a bicycle accident, it is important to have proper legal representation. MassachusettsAttorney Jim Brady, can help to make sure that you receive appropriate compensation for your injuries and losses. Attorney Jim Brady and Associates have the experience and knowledge to ensure that you receive the restitution that is rightfully yours. Jim will expertly prepare your case and seamlessly guide you through the legal process so that you are able to enjoy the peace of mind and financial support that you deserve. Over the 30 years that he has served his community, Jim has helped thousands of Massachusetts residents to receive maximum injury settlements for their losses. Jim and his team are able to provide accident victims with the critical legal support that is needed in the wake of traumatic injury or loss.
If you are the victim of a bicycle accident, call Massachusetts Injury Attorney Jim Brady and Associates and start the process of recovery today. Contact us online.