Bicycle accidents often result in severe injuries for victims. Unfortunately, bicycle accidents are not uncommon in Rockingham and throughout North Carolina. At Price Petho & Associates P.L.L.C., our dedicated team is standing by to help if you need a Rockingham bicycle accident attorney by your side. If you or somebody you care about has been injured in a bicycle crash caused by the negligence of another driver, our team is ready to help determine liability and secure full compensation for your losses.
Bicycle accident injuries are often severe
According to data available from the North Carolina Department of Transportation, we can see that there were 730 total bicycle crashes officially recorded across the state during the latest reporting year. Out of these officially recorded incidents, there were 18 fatal crashes and 704 injury crashes. These statistics reveal that a shockingly high percentage of all bicycle crashes that get reported result in some sort of injury or a fatality.
Bicyclists do not have much protection from the force of a vehicle slamming into them or from a second impact with the ground. It is not uncommon for our bicycle accident attorneys to help clients who have sustained the following injuries:
- Broken and dislocated bones
- Severe lacerations or road rash
- Amputations or crush injuries
- Spinal cord injuries
- Traumatic brain injuries
- Open head wounds
- Internal organ damage
- Internal bleeding
- Significant scarring and disfigurement
In addition to the injuries listed here, our attorneys also help bicycle accident victims in Rockingham who have sustained significant emotional and psychological trauma due to the crash and their subsequent injuries.
Time to file a bicycle accident claim
All bicycle accident claims need to be reported to respective insurance carriers as soon as possible after the incident occurs. Insurance companies are more likely to delay or deny a claim altogether if a bicycle accident is not reported to them very soon after the incident occurs.
Bicycle accident victims in Rockingham also need to be aware that the personal injury statute of limitations in North Carolina is three years from the date an injury occurs. This means that a crash victim has a three-year window with which to file a lawsuit against the alleged negligent driver in their bicycle accident case.
Contact our Rockingham bicycle accident lawyer today
If you or a loved one have been injured in a bicycle crash caused by the careless or negligent actions of another driver, contact the team at Price Petho & Associates P.L.L.C. for help with your case today. Our dedicated attorneys can use the resources of our office to investigate every aspect of your case, determine liability, and secure the compensation you need. This can include coverage of:
- Your medical bills
- Lost income if you cannot work
- Pain and suffering damages
- Loss of quality of life damages
- Property damage expenses
- Possible punitive damages