Bicycles can be used as a form of transportation. They can be convenient to use when the weather is nice and people want to go somewhere close by. They can also be used for leisure or for exercise. These bikes offer a good way for people to get around. They can prove to be more efficient than cars in city areas. When individuals are traveling on bikes, they should make sure they are wearing a helmet to protect themselves if they were to fall. Bikes share the road with motor vehicles on certain roads. It is important that bike riders and drivers remain aware of the their surroundings when they are on the road or traveling on sidewalks. Bikes should adhere to the traffic laws, including stop signs and street lights, to avoid accidents with motor vehicles. Cars provide more protection than cars. Those on bikes do not have much protection if they are hit by a car. They can get serious injuries if they are involved in accidents of this kind.
If you have been involved in a bike accident, you may be able to seek compensation on behalf of the individual who was negligent. This compensation can provide you with money that you may need to cover medical bills that resulted as part of your accident. There are many factors that can lead to a bicycle accident due to negligence. These factors may include someone who was driving under the influence, careless or reckless driving, using electronic devices while driving, distracted driving or driver fatigue. Road conditions may also play a role in causing the accident. A municipality may even be liable due to bad road conditions of bicycle lanes.
How do I build my case?
You should always seek help from a medical professional after an accident occurs. A doctor can examine you for any injuries and document them to provide proof of what happened as a result of the accident. If you are able to preserve evidence from the accident, such as taking pictures of the scene or talking to witnesses, you should do so to better establish your case. This information may help prove negligence on behalf of the other party that was involved.
The legal team at Markey & Orsi has proudly represented clients who have been injured throughout the state of Maryland due to the negligence of another party for nearly 30 years. If you require strong legal representation, contact Markey & Orsi today to schedule a consultation.