One bike accident can change your life instantly and leave you paralyzed.
A Portsmouth, England-native man was paralyzed when his bike was hit by a car. The resulting paraplegia means that his life will never be the same, nor will it be the same for his family.We all know that bike accidents can cause significant injuries to adults and children alike, if not deaths. So why do people content to ride recklessly? Our paralysis attorneys believe that people often learn things the hard way. A lot of the time, car accidents can end up causing significant spinal cord injuries, but why does it happen to some people but not others?
The man — along with a number of Portsmouth residents — claims that nearly two people per week are hit by car. For him and his local advocates, this number is too high.
“I would say to drivers please take your time and look for bikes,” said a local-man who supports the cause. “Just taking an extra couple of seconds to check could save a life or save someone like me from serious injury.”
The bike accident left the man with several herniated discs that needed to be replaced through specific surgeries, all which were very costly and very painful. He spent seven and a half months as a tetraplegic, before regaining the use of his upper limbs and extremities. Now, he is still paraplegic, while the driver who hit him got only a fine of 500 pounds (about 1000 American dollars).
To our firm’s experienced paralysis attorneys, this shameful and were it in our backyard, we would fight against the injustice just like this is. You have rights and deserve to have those rights honored in a court of law, especially when someone harms you and alters your way and your family’s way of life.
If we don’t speak up, who will?
If you or a loved one have suffering a spinal cord injury, we urge you to contact our bilingual offices as soon as possible following the accident at 1-858-551-2090 or please click here for a free consultation with an experienced paralysis attorney. Our initial telephone or office consultation is free and confidential. We handle all cases on a contingency fee basis, which means that you do not pay anything until we recover money on your behalf.
What do you think about this case? Did the driver get off too easy? What else can Barton do to raise awareness of cyclists on the road?