Children are often the victim of bicycle accidents and while many people believe it is the child’s fault the accident occurred in many cases that is not true. There are many children that are taught to ride their bicycles following all the rules of the road and all it takes is a negligent driver to cause the collision.
Child that is involved in a bicycle accident, when a vehicle driver is negligent can cause major injuries and even death as any bicycle accident attorney will readily tell you. The injuries are common in bicycle accidents involving children are traumatic head injuries and broken bones, but it is not uncommon for the child sustain internal injuries, cuts and gashes. These types of injuries can even be sustained when it is a slow speed collision, because bicycle rider has little to protect them from the road. Even the child wearing knee pads, elbow pads and a helmet can still suffer major injuries if they are involved in a collision with a vehicle.
When the child is injured in any type of accident it is stressful for the parents and when it happens because children are often the victims of bicycle accidents, due to negligent drivers it is important for parents to hold the driver responsible. Often when drivers are negligent and cause a collision, it is because they were not paying attention to the road, instead they are texting, talking on a cell phone, changing the radio station, talking to other passengers or any number of things that take their eyes off the road. This is unacceptable behavior for a person responsible for operating a motor vehicle.
The driver operating a vehicle on the roads of San Diego and San Bernardino County, should be held accountable by the parents of the child they injured in a bicycle accident. This means the parents should also have legal representation and while there are many competent personal injury lawyers, if they are not an experienced bicycle accident attorney they could recover lower compensation. This means that the compensation recovered might not cover all of the medical bills for the bicycle accident victim, or ongoing medical care, physical therapy, and other needs of the child. Only the bicycle accident attorney has the experience to build a winning legal claim and one that will stand up in court or against the drivers insurance company attorneys.
This was a public service message from
Ehline Law Firm PC
198 North Arrowhead Ave.
San Bernardino, CA 92408