Think about Alabama road accidents, and you will most likely think about an accident involving cars, 18-wheelers or motorcycles.
While these accidents add up to the majority of accidents on Alabama roads and interstates, bicycle and pedestrian victims would be the first to tell you that these accidents can be even more devastating to others who share the roadway or happen to be nearby.
Bicycle riders and pedestrians who are struck often face severe and life-threatening injuries since they are almost entirely unprotected when struck.
Even if a bike rider wears a helmet, for example, the rest of the body is completely vulnerable, and when an 18-wheeler or car hits that bike while traveling at a high speed, the result is heart-breaking.
Common injuries resulting from bicycle and pedestrian injuries include the following:
- Concussions and Similar Closed Head Injuries
- Spinal Injuries and Herniated Discs
- Internal Bleeding and Vital Organ Injury
- Severed Bruises and Abrasions Known As Road Rash
- Fractures and Breaks of the Arms and Legs
- Broken Ribs
- And More
In the worst of cases, these accidents are often fatal for Alabama bicyclists and pedestrians.
Individuals who have been struck by a vehicle after riding a bike or walking should receive medical documentation for their medical visit since this will help a lawyer prove any and all injury claims stemming from the accident. Talk to an Alabama auto accident attorney if you or a loved one has been the victim of an accident while riding a bike or walking in the city of Foley or in Mobile, Baldwin or Escambia Counties.
Your accident attorney will work with you to determine who is at fault and what your legal options are. Drunk driving
, negligence, recklessness
and faulty equipment
are just a few of the many accident causes that could lead to a successful lawsuit that compensates you for your injuries and losses.
Contact Noel or call (251) 943-8638 to schedule a legal consultation today to find out what your legal options are and what you might be able to recover for your injuries after your bicycle or pedestrian accident.