Bicycle Accidents In Southern Indiana
During certain times of the year, bicycles have become a reliable form of transportation for some and have provided recreational benefits as well. Riding on busy streets and roadways, however, can sometimes result in tragedy when reckless drivers collide with bicyclists. If this has happened to you or a loved one, I understand what you are going through and I have made it the focus of my law firm to pursue the restitution you deserve. I am Marc Sedwick, a dedicated personal injury lawyer, and I represent clients throughout southern Indiana. At my firm, SedwickLaw, PC, I will fight for the rights of my clients all the way through trial when necessary.
I am proud of the successful outcomes I have been able to achieve for my clients. I am compassionate about your rights for financial compensation in such accidents, and I will work tirelessly on your behalf to pursue the full amount you are due.
Safety should always be a high priority when riding a bike since you cannot depend on drivers to always be looking out for you. First of all, make sure that you are wearing protective gear such as a helmet and elbow pads, knee pads and even wrist guards if possible. If you are riding your bike at night, make sure that you are visible, which may mean using a light or reflector so that cars are able to see you clearly. Ride in the bike lane if there is one, but do not rely on cars to avoid you just because you are not in their lane. When you approach an intersection, look around you before crossing or while you are waiting at a stoplight. If you are waiting to the side, keep in mind that a car may turn into your lane without recognizing that you are there, so be on guard and try to make sure that they see you.
Bicycle accidents can result in a great amount of harm to an individual. Broken bones can be quite serious and may require surgery. Spinal cord injuries can also be caused from bicycle accidents, as can traumatic brain injuries when helmets are not worn or inferior-quality helmets are used. These catastrophic injuries can bring heartbreak to the injured and their families. At a time like this, the last thing you want is to be hassling with insurance companies and bills you don’t know how you are going to pay. I have been helping individuals and families through these tough times by providing aggressive and effective legal representation for their personal injury claims.