Kentucky is known for its beautiful scenery and biking is popular among residents. Many bike for exercise, fun and commuting to work. Most of the time, bicyclists are able to share the road safely with other vehicles, but sometimes, a serious accident occurs.
There are many who choose to ride their bikes for pleasure or to commute. Cyclists are required to follow the rules of the road, including obeying traffic signals. But, despite following all traffic laws, cyclists can get involved in serious accidents. By their nature, bike riders are more vulnerable than motorists. They do not have the protection of a car, making it even more important to make sure they are paying attention when they are driving.
If a bicyclist is injured, they often suffer traumatic injuries. A legal professional that specializes in personal injury can help. An attorney understands that a cyclist is now facing unexpected medical bills and other financial burdens.
If negligence by a driver contributed to the cyclist’s injuries, compensation may be recovered. A driver may have drifted into a bike lane, they may have run a stop sign or they may have turned in front of an oncoming biker. An attorney can help sort out what happened and who is at fault. They may be able to recover compensation for their client for their medical expenses, lost wages, and other damages.
It is important for motorists and cyclists to safely share Kentucky roads. Drivers need to be aware of their surroundings and make sure they are driving safe around bicycles. But, if they do not, there are options.