One of the first ways we learn to get around our neighborhoods is on a bicycle. Whether you’re young or simply young at heart, riding your bike around Tulsa is an efficient, environmentally safe way to travel short distances and really take in some fresh air. Unfortunately, due to aggressive or distracted driving, bicycle accidents involving other motor vehicles are not uncommon in Oklahoma. Additionally, when you’re on a bicycle and get hit by a motor vehicle, there isn’t a steel body around you to protect you like if you’re in a car. Stability is compromised because you’re only on two wheels. You have no seat belt to keep you from being thrown, or airbags to protect you from the pavement. You’re exponentially more likely to get seriously injured or even killed when you’re on a bicycle and get hit by a motor vehicle.
The most common injuries resulting from bicycle accidents are traumatic brain and neck injuries. They can affect a family for a lifetime. Shatter fractures of the pelvis, legs, knees and feet aren’t unusual. Fractures of the hands, arms and shoulders are also common because the bicyclist instinctively puts their arms out to break their fall.
When you’ve been in a bicycle accident, and you believe it was caused by the negligence of somebody else, you’ll want to contact the Tulsa bicycle accident lawyers at Wandres Law right away. Even if the responsible party was uninsured, or you were involved in a hit-and-run, compensation might still be available for you. Let a Tulsa bicycle accident attorney at Wandres Law investigate your claim and preserve evidence, including your bike and clothing.
The personal injury attorneys at Wandres Law are experienced, aggressive and compassionate. Whether it’s a bicycle accident or any other type of accident that you believe was caused by the negligence of somebody else, call Wandres Law at (918) 641-4044 for a free consultation and case evaluation.
There are no up front charges because we take these cases on a contingency fee basis. We protect the rights of our clients while also holding the negligent party responsible for they injuries they caused.