Kids ride their bikes everywhere: to school, to their friends’ houses, and to many other places. Many of us will have fond memories from childhood that involve riding bicycles around. Although children riding bikes are a common sight for most people, drivers of motor vehicles still frequently report that it is hard to see children on bikes. This would explain why motor vehicles are involved in about 90% of the fatal bike crashes that happen each year.
The talented Dallas bike accident lawyers at The Lenahan Law Firm can help you get the compensation you deserve if your child has been injured in a bicycle accident. Call us at (214) 295-1008.
There are a number of injuries that can result from bicycle accidents. Some of these include:
- Head injuries, including skull fractures, concussions, or other traumatic brain injuries
- Face/eye injuries including contusions or facial or dental fractures
- Fractures on other parts of the body
- Chest injuries including rib fractures or lung injuries
If your child suffers serious injuries as a result of a bicycle crash, there are treatment options available to get them back on track.
It can be difficult to tell the seriousness of your child’s injuries they sustained immediately following a bike crash, so the best thing to do is play it safe. An important thing to do is to check to see if their helmet is dented or cracked because this can help to show whether they may have sustained a head injury. If your child has any trouble moving their arms or legs without pain, or shows any symptoms of broken bones, then it is important to seek medical attention as soon as possible.
Children tend to heal faster in many cases as their bodies are not as rigid and frail as adults’ bodies. Healing a serious injury your child has endured will still take time, but with medical advice, they should be back on their bike in no time.
There is still the risk of long-term consequences if your child suffered any type of brain injury. It is important to follow any medical advice closely and ensure that your child has a well-fitting helmet and other protective gear to reduce any long-term consequences.
It is common for drivers in a situation where they have hit a child to say that the child was not paying attention or following the road rules. Insurance companies are also known to place additional blame on the child. In some cases, this may be true; however, this does not mean that there are no legal grounds to make a case against the driver.
Even if a child is partially responsible for the collision, we can still take action against the negligent driver. The driver has the responsibility to be aware of their surroundings and in many cases, drivers fail to do this.
In assessing your case to pursue full compensation, The Lenahan Law Firm will look at the extent of your child’s injuries and medical costs. They can also look at other expenses you may have endured as a result of your child’s accident such as lost wages.
The team at The Lenahan Law Firm is aware that these types of accidents are caused by negligence and they are ready to hold drivers accountable for the injuries to children their negligence causes. Getting a Dallas child bike accident lawyer on your side is your best bet to be able to forget about the insurance companies and focus on getting your life back on track.
Give us a call today at (214) 295-1008 to see how we can help you.