Orangeburg County Bicycle Accident Lawyers
In addition to sharing the road with other automobiles, motorists are expected to share the road safely with bicyclists as well. As bicycles are becoming increasingly popular modes of transportation, this imperative becomes even truer every day. Unfortunately, this also means that accidents involving bicycles are increasing as motorists fail to respond appropriately to the presence of cyclists on the road and make decisions to keep these riders safe.
At the Goings Law Firm, LLC, our Orangeburg bicycle accident lawyers are dedicated to holding reckless and negligence motorists responsible when they either disregard the rights of cyclists or fail to pay proper attention on the road, resulting in an accident. If you’re a cyclist who has been injured in an accident with a motor vehicle, we know that nothing can undo the harm that you have already experienced, but we are here to help you fight for justice in the wake of this terrible experience.
Common Causes of Bicycle Accidents
Sadly, there are a number of different things that can put unsuspecting cyclists at risk of suffering a serious injury, including the following:
- Drunk Drivers: Drunk driving is one of the most dangerous actions any driver can commit, and far too many individuals convince themselves that they are able to drive while under the influence, leading to accidents that sometimes involve bicyclists.
- Driver Error: Sadly, many drivers do not follow the rules of the road. Whether they run a red light, disobey traffic signals, or speed, these driving behaviors can be especially dangerous for bicyclists on the road.
- Bicycle Defect: Just as automobile defects can occur, bicycle defects can as well. Design defects, manufacturing defects, and even the failure of a company to warn of a known defect can leave bicyclists in an extremely vulnerable position, and can easily lead to an accident while a bicycle is in use.
- Equipment Malfunction: Along with the actual bicycle itself, cyclists rely on a number of different pieces of equipment while they ride to ensure their safety. While this equipment is intended to keep bicyclists safe, when they malfunction, the exact opposite can be true. Examples of equipment malfunction include helmet failure and other safety gear failure.
Bicycles provide a number of significant health and environmental benefits. Although drivers are legally required to be aware of bicyclists on the road and to respect their rights, far too many ignore the safety of cyclists, leading to catastrophic accidents and injuries. The Orangeburg County attorneys at the [law-firm], are committed to helping bicycle accident victims take action against the person or entity responsible for their unnecessary pain and suffering. Don’t wait until it’s too late—call us today.
Contact an Orangeburg County Bicycle Accident Attorney Today
If you or someone you love suffered injuries in a bicycle accident due to the negligence of another party, contact the lawyers at the Goings Law Firm, LLC, today for the valuable legal advice that you need. Our team understands just how devastating these accidents can be and we are dedicated to helping you through this difficult time. Call our offices today at (803) 350-9230 to learn more.