When riding a bicycle, it is important to remain aware of your surroundings. Drivers can be distracted when sharing the road with bicycle riders. This can create an unsafe environment for bike riders. There may be other conditions that can affect this, such as weather creating bad conditions on the road. If these issues cause an accident, you may be entitled to compensation for this occurrence. Bike accidents can cause a lot of harm to a rider. It is important that they wear protective gear, such as helmets. This can help protect them. However, this does not provide much protection. These individuals can be greatly injured in a way that can affect their life. Some of the many causes of bicycle accidents in Maryland include the following:
- Driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol
- Careless driving
- Reckless driving
- Using electronic devices without hands-free technology
- Distracted driving
- Driver fatigue
If you have been involved in a bike accident, you may be able to seek compensation. This compensation can provide you with the money you need to cover medical bills that resulted as part of your accident. Personal Injury Protection insurance is a plan that most automobile insurance policies have. This is a form of no-fault insurance that protects victims of automobile accidents. It can help victims by providing financial support without any reference to the liability of any party. Through PIP insurance, the monetary value of medical bills and lost wages may be covered. This can be greatly helpful to victims who have suffered in these kind of accidents. However, sometimes this may not cover the cost of bills that have piled up, leaving you in financial trouble. If this is the case, you may be able to look for further compensation by filing a lawsuit. This may be able to provide you damages for the accident to cover the cost of more bills. PIP insurance can be helpful for bike accidents, as well as other types of motor vehicle accidents.
If you are in this situation, it is important to discuss this situation with an attorney. The attorneys at Timian & Fawcett, LLC provide effective legal services to clients in Prince George’s County, Washington, D.C. and all of Maryland. Our firm is dedicated to our clients. If you need our help, we are ready to serve. Contact Timian & Fawcett, LLC.