From head-on collisions involving two trucks to pedestrian accidents, traffic collisions take many forms. However, in Orange County, and across all parts of California, bicyclists face a particularly high risk of suffering an injury or being killed when they take to the road. If you are a bicyclist, or one of your loved ones rides a bike, it may be helpful to realize just how many bicyclists pass away and suffer injuries each year.
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, estimates show that 494,000 went to an emergency room after sustaining an injury while riding their bicycle in 2013. Tragically, more than 900 bicyclists lost their lives during the same year in the United States alone. In addition to these devastating consequences, bicycle accidents can also be financially devastating. Information that was taken from 2010 shows that bike crashes cost $10 billion in terms of lost productivity and lifetime health care expenses.
If your life has been thrown upside down after a bike crash, all sorts of challenges may lie ahead. On a daily basis, you may be struggling with serious physical pain, the cost of medical care and an inability to return to work, to name just a few hardships. Also, you could have anxiety over medical expenses and you may be having a hard time dealing with an insurance company. If a negligent driver completely upended your life by their negligent behavior, you should take action at once and thoroughly understand any of the options that are available to you.