Bicycle Accidents And Your Rights When You Have Been Injured

Cyclists have no protection in a car accident. Injuries are often severe, as they take the full impact of the crash. Even when cars are traveling at low speeds, those on a bicycle can wind up with traumatic brain injuries, broken bones, internal bleeding, head injuries and paralysis.

Yes, drivers are supposed to share the road. The reality, though, is that many resent it and never give others the safety and respect they deserve. Recklessness and pure negligence lead to a lot of accidents. For instance, a recent report from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration showed that bike accidents jumped more than 12 percent in a single year. There were 45,000 injuries and 818 deaths.

Understanding Your Rights

As the roads get more dangerous for those not in motor vehicles, it becomes more and more important for people who suffer injuries to know their rights. An accident could leave you out of work, dealing with extensive medical care and facing the high costs that come along with it.

Here at the Law Offices of Philip M. Tobin in San Jose, California, we will help you understand your rights. We're a client-focused office, and we work hard to build relationships with the people we help. We value that personal connection. We get to know you. We understand what you need out of the case. We take it all as seriously as you do.

We also bring more than 50 years of combined experience to the table. Attorney Tobin has recovered millions for our clients and have vast experience with bike accident cases.

The Cost Of Long-Term Care

One of the main things you need to consider after a serious accident is how much long-term care can cost. There are a lot of variables, but some estimates put daily in-home care at around $80,000 annually. This is nothing to take lightly. The costs can stretch far beyond your initial medical bills, and you need to know what options you have.

To learn more, please get in touch with us at 408-444-8772 or contact us online. We would be happy to set up a completely free consultation with our experienced lawyer.