BICYCLE RIDER BAD INJURY AFTER BEING HIT BY CAR
The police reported yesterday that a bicyclist is in critical condition after being hit by a car. The bicyclist was hit on West 32nd Street and Excelsior Boulevard when he was hit. Afterwards, Excelsior Boulevard was closed at France Avenue for several hours, according to authorities. Fortunately, the driver of the car stayed on scene and cooperated, Minneapolis Police said. The driver and injured bike rider have not been identified.
We are pleased that the driver at least stayed after the accident.Our attorneys have had many cases where a car hits a bicycle and then the car leaves the scene to avoid responsibility. This happens even in cases where the bike rider is seriously injured.
Minnesota is a state that encourages bicycle riding and we have many bike paths. In fact, many MN cities have an extensive bike lane system.Of course, we encourage bicycle riders to ride carefully, wear a helmet, obey traffic rules, and generally be careful.However, most cases of a vehicle versus bike accident happen because the driver of the car was not paying attention or was briefly distracted. As summer approaches, it is crucial for car and truck drivers to watch out for bicycles on city streets.(Motorcycles too.)
MEDICAL BILLS AND OTHER COMPENSATION FOR BIKE ACCIDENT
A bike accident with a car can cause serious injuries for the person riding their bike. At a minimum there will be road rash.However, most of our cases involve broken bones, often requiring surgery. Our clients may be unable to work for weeks or months. In addition, of course, their life is completely disrupted during the recovery.
If you are injured on a bicycle hit by a car, call us for a free consultation with an experienced personal injury lawyer.We handle cases in Minneapolis, St. Paul, and throughout MN. An attorney will explain your rights to you. We will help you get your medical bills paid and reimbursed for lost income, and make sure you are treated fairly by the insurance company.