Bicycle accidents occur at an alarming rate in South Carolina. In fact, this year The Atlantic reported that bicyclists in our state are 10 times more likely to be killed while riding than cyclists in safer, northern states like Oregon. While some of these accidents are caused by careless drivers, other accidents are caused narrow shouldered roadways, few dedicated bike lanes, and congested urban areas.
Bicycle accidents often result in catastrophic injuries or even death to the cyclist as they are afforded little protection when being struck by a vehicle or colliding into objects. A cyclist injured in a car-bicycle accident may be forced to undergo weeks, months, or even years of surgeries, rehabilitation, and lost income. Some, unfortunately, suffer injuries that leave them permanently disabled.
If you or a loved one has been seriously injured in a cycling accident, contact the experienced bicycle accident attorneys at Clore Law Group now, so we can help guide you through the legal processes that may enable you to receive financial compensation.
Essential Information for South Carolina Bike Accidents
If you have been involved in a bicycle accident, including car to bike accidents, there are things you need to do to help ensure the safety of vital information in your case. Talk to your experienced bicycle accident attorney before repairing or replacing your bicycle. Your bike may be used as evidence in your case. Keep the bicycle in a safe place where it will not be further damaged by the elements, and ensure that access to the bike is prohibitive.
Common Causes of South Carolina Bicycle Accidents
Bicycle accidents can be caused by a variety of factors and situations, though the most common types of cyclist injury accidents are caused by:
While bicyclists have the same right to South Carolina roadways as motor vehicles, far too many drivers remain blind to cyclists. Clore Law Group understands the risks that pedestrians and bicyclists face on our highways and byways. We stand ready to help you legally seek the compensation that you may well deserve. When you are injured in a bike accident due to the negligence of others, you may be able to receive financial compensation for your injuries.
When bicycles and motor vehicles collide, the crash may result in the bicyclist suffering severe injuries that may include:
Whether you were struck by a car, forced by a negligent driver to collide into something, or crashed because of a hidden danger on the road, call Clore Law Group now to see if you have a case. We offer fully confidential and free case evaluations to those injured or the loved ones of someone killed in a Charleston bicycle accident. Call us today 843-722-8070.
The experienced personal injury attorneys at Clore Law Group stand ready to fight for those who have been harmed by the negligence of others. If you believe you were injured in a bicycle accident due to no fault of your own, call us today.