April 11, 2018 | Bicycle Accidents
With spring finally here and the temperatures steadily warming, many children in the Indianapolis area are spending more time outside. In many cases, this means riding bikes from place to place—or even just riding bikes just to ride them.
Unfortunately, riding bicycles in a metropolitan area like Indianapolis exposes kids to the risk of accidents with motor vehicles—even in the most residential neighborhoods. For this reason, parents need to talk to kids about bicycle safety regularly and make sure that they take steps to reduce the risk of a car, truck, or motorcycle hitting them.
Children can reduce their injury and accident risks when riding when they:
Bicycle Accidents Can Have Devastating Results for Children
Kids can sustain extremely serious injuries in collisions with cars and trucks, including broken bones, serious lacerations, concussions, and even traumatic brain injuries and spinal cord injuries. In many cases, these injuries can leave children with long-term issues, including chronic pain, disfigurement, scars, cognitive issues, or even paralysis. Due to these potentially serious outcomes, do everything you can to help your child avoid a bicycle accident in the first place.
In the unfortunate event that your child is injured in an accident, take immediate steps to protect your child’s legal rights. If you can show that the accident resulted from the negligence of the driver who hit your child, you may obtain compensation for current and future medical treatments, lost quality of life, physical and emotional pain and suffering, and any other losses.
Call Indiana Personal Injury Attorney Merry Fountain Today for a Free Consultation
Indianapolis personal injury lawyer Merry Fountain is a skilled injury advocate. If you are looking for an injury law attorney in the greater Indy area—Indianapolis, Carmel, Fishers, Westfield, Zionsville, Brownsburg, Avon, Kokomo, Lebanon—she’s here to help! Call her anytime at 1-888-242-HURT (4878), or simply click Tell Us About Your Case for a free consultation.