While bicycling is an enjoyable and healthy activity, bike accidents can lead to catastrophic injuries, including injuries to the brain and spinal cord injuries.
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, more than half a million people are treated U.S. Emergency Rooms each year for injuries related to bicycle accidents. More than half of those are injured children. Tragically, approximately 700 people die in the U.S. each year as a result of injuries caused by bike accidents. We hear the stories every day: A distracted driver pulls out of his driveway directly into the path of a bicycle rider, too late for the rider to stop. A poorly maintained sidewalk sends a rider crashing over her handlebars. A drunk driver misjudges distance or speed and plows into a bike rider.
When people are injured in bike accidents that were caused at least in part by someone else's negligence, or by the use of a defective product (such as defectively manufactured or designed bicycles or helmets), they can seek compensation for their medical bills, their pain and suffering, any lost wages, related property damage, and more. Relatives of people who are killed in bike accidents may also be able to get compensation, by pursuing a wrongful death claim.
From our offices in Portland and Bangor, the attorneys at Peter Thompson & Associates fight for full compensation for bike accident victims throughout the state of Maine.
If you or someone you love suffered severe injuries in a Maine bicycle accident, you probably have many questions and concerns about your physical, emotional, and financial recovery. We would be glad to answer those questions and assess the specific details of your case. Simply call 1.800.804.2004 to speak with one of our attorneys, 24/7, and find out more about your options.
Attorney Peter Thompson has successfully represented hundreds of victims who suffered brain injuries and other types of catastrophic injuries. He is a frequent lecturer on the legal issues affecting survivors of such injuries. As a member of the Brain Injury Association of Maine board, he is particularly focused on the physical, emotional, and financial difficulties faced by brain injury victims and the families that support their recovery.
Our Maine personal injury firm uses an in-house investigator and cutting-edge technology to assess the cause of the accident and collect key evidence in each case that we handle. A prompt and thorough investigation is extremely important. To maximize your chances of success in receiving full compensation for the harm you suffered, therefore, please contact us as soon as possible.
For a free consultation with an experienced and caring Maine bike accident attorney, please call 800.804.2004 or fill out and submit our online form.Additional Bike Accident Topics
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- Failure to Yield to the Bicyclist’s Right of Way
- Maine Bicycle Accidents: Frequently Asked Questions About Bicycle Accidents in Maine
- Maine Bicycle Accidents: Bicycle Accident Injuries
- Maine Bicycle Accidents: “Dooring” or Failing to Notice a Bicyclist When Opening a Car Door
- Maine Bicycle Accidents: Failure to Leave Adequate Room When Passing