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Although automobiles are the main mode of transportation in Indiana as in other parts of America, some people might instead opt to walk or cycle to their destination – especially if it is just nearby. Bloomington, in particular, sees a lot of foot and bicycle traffic due to its nature as a college town.

However, when cars, bikes, and pedestrians cross paths, the potential exists for serious injury accidents to occur. Pedestrians and bicyclists lack the protective shell of a vehicle during a collision, leaving them completely vulnerable to the full force of impact.

If you are involved in a collision with a motor vehicle as either a pedestrian or cyclist, you can expect to suffer severe injuries. Fractures, traumatic brain injury, internal bleeding – all these injuries are serious and can lead to medical complications. You’ll need an attorney to help you file a personal injury claim to compensate for your losses, and I can help.

As your lawyer, I’ll use my more than 30 years of personal injury law experience to help you navigate the claims process. I’m a longtime resident of the south-central Indiana area, serving the communities of Bloomington and other surrounding cities.

Why Are Pedestrian And Bicycle Accidents So Dangerous?

While any motor vehicle accident can cause injuries, crashes involving pedestrians and bicyclists are among the most severe due to several key factors:

  • No protection: Pedestrians and cyclists have no safety barriers shielding them from the force of a car or truck weighing thousands of pounds.
  • Head injuries: When struck, victims can be violently thrown to the ground, causing traumatic brain injuries, skull fractures and other catastrophic head trauma.
  • Body trauma: The body absorbs the full force of impact, which can result in broken bones, spinal cord injuries, internal bleeding and other life-threatening harm.
  • Vulnerability: Pedestrians and cyclists are less visible to drivers and have little chance to take evasive action before being struck.
  • Driver negligence: Many of these accidents occur due to driver inattention, recklessness or failure to yield the right of way as required.

If you or a loved one was hurt in a pedestrian or bicycle accident caused by someone else’s negligence, you may be entitled to compensation for medical bills, lost income, pain and suffering, and other damages. You’ll need a personal injury attorney to help you investigate your circumstances, build a strong case and fight for full compensation. I’m more than up to the task, and I’m backed by my decades of legal experience.

Act Now To Secure Compensation For Your Bicycle Accident Injuries – Free Consultation

Call Law Offices of Paul D. Baugh, PC, today at 812-727-7013 to find out how I can help you throughout your bicycle accident personal injury claim experience. You may also email me to consult with me.