Bicycle Accidents & Brain Injuries
Let an Albuquerque Brain Injury Lawyer Fight for You
Have you or a loved one suffered a
brain injury in a bicycle accident? While many people enjoy bike riding as a form of
recreation and cost-effective transportation, careless drivers can cause
this activity to quickly turn sour and cause riders to suffer debilitating
brain injuries in the event of a collision. Brain injuries can cause a
person to suffer varying levels of disability, including loss of cognitive
function, memory loss, chronic headaches, coma, and sometimes death. If
you or a loved one have suffered brain damage in a bicycle collision,
Albuquerque brain injury lawyer Michael J. Doyle can represent your interests
in court and advocate for fair financial recovery on your behalf.
Injured? Call (505) 219-2176 or
contact our office online today to review your legal options with a professional from our firm.
Causes of Bicycle Accidents
According to the Centers for Disease Control, approximately 494,000 emergency
department visits occurred due to bicycle-related injuries in 2013 alone,
many of which involved cyclists suffering brain injuries.
Bicycle accidents can be caused by a myriad of different factors, though almost all of them
share one common theme: driver negligence. Drivers who fail to take the
proper precautions to look out for cyclists can be held liable for any
damages they may cause in the event of an accident, including medical
bills, lost wages, pain and suffering, property damage, and rehabilitation expenses.
Bicycle accidents can be caused by any of the following forms of driver
- Failing to check blind spots
- Running red lights
- Running stop signs
- Distracted driving
- Driving while intoxicated
- Driving too close to cyclists
- Failing to yield the right of way
Resulting brain injuries can vary greatly in severity depending on whether
or not a cyclist is wearing a helmet at the time of the collision. Even
the most minor brain injuries such as concussions can result in serious
debilitation if left untreated. For this reason, if you have suffered
any type of blow to the head in a bicycle accident, it is imperative you
see a doctor and contact our firm as soon as possible. Our firm can examine
the circumstances surrounding your crash help determine the most appropriate
course of action to pursue.
Contact a Knowledgeable Brain Injury Lawyer in Albuquerque
At Michael J. Doyle Attorney at Law, our firm has represented countless
injured clients throughout our 10+ years of practice and can use our vast
legal knowledge to maximize your chances of securing a desirable outcome
for your situation. With constant communication and compassionate advocacy,
we can provide the strong support you need to help you get through this
difficult time as smoothly as possible. We know your rights, and we are
prepared to make every effort to help you achieve the results you need.
Request a free consultation today to get started towards filing a claim.