As Biking Expands In New Orleans, So Do The Risks
New Orleans is becoming a bicycle-friendly city. Bicycle paths have been incorporated in City Park and Audubon Park. Bike paths are being built, and special travel lanes are springing up in roads.
As the presence of bicycles rises in New Orleans, so does the risk of bicycle accidents and the serious injuries that can accompany them. If you are injured in a bicycle accident, the attorneys at Frischhertz & Impastato will go the distance as we work for compensation for your injuries.
Bicycle accidents can happen in New Orleans’ new bicycle culture for several reasons relating to inattentive drivers. For example:
- To access the bike paths in city parks, riders may need to use new travel lanes on the right sides of roads. These separate lanes are new to drivers, who may expect bicyclists to ride on the sidewalk.
- Because drivers do not anticipate seeing bikers on the road, they may not recognize them. This is especially dangerous at intersections, where a driver may turn without looking and drive into a bicyclist traveling alongside the vehicle.
- Drivers sometimes open their doors after parking their vehicles and hit bicyclists riding by.
Like pedestrians, bicyclists can experience serious injuries from even minor accidents. You may incur broken bones, head injuries, back injuries or other serious injuries. If you are injured, you need compensation not just for your medical bills, but for lost wages, pain and suffering, and other costs.
Consult Our Experienced Injury Lawyers Today
Our team of experienced and energetic attorneys does not accept lowball offers from insurance companies. We are willing to go to trial for you if the insurance company refuses to provide a fair settlement.
We offer free initial consultations, and our cases are handled on a contingency basis, meaning you do not have to pay attorneys’ fees unless we recover damages for you. Contact us online or call us at 504-264-9915 or toll free at 866-920-5611.
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