Collisions between cars and bikes happen, and spinal cord injuries are sometimes the result. When a bike ride turns into a serious car accident that leaves you paralyzed, our San Diego firm’s paralysis lawyers think you might be entitled to compensation.
There was compensation for one man who, according to the Honolulu Advertiser, just settled an auto accident lawsuit for an undisclosed amount. The man, 35, was paralyzed from the waist down in an Hawaiian tour bus accident while on his bike, and he has a tough road to recovery ahead of him if he wants to continue competing in his sport. He may spend the rest of his life with paraplegia.
The man, an executive director of Adventure Race Hawaii, was traveling in the shoulder lane on a local road to the town of Wahiawā when a Travel Plaza Transportation bus swerved and struck the professional racer. In addition to his paralysis, he broke several ribs, shattered his pelvis and punctured a lung.
His settlement amount will remain confidential — his spinal cord injury lawyer said that his client’s medical bills alone were over $700,000, not to mention his future cost of living increases — he says he hopes that his accident brings to light the need to have more safety measures put in place between drivers and cyclists on the road.
The spinal cord injury attorneys at our San Diego law firm would caution anyone and everyone who chooses to ride a bike out on the road with cars: ride at your own risk. In a split second you could go from a nice cruise to losing control your body for the rest of your life. Take caution, take care, and always take the time to be safe.
If you or a loved one have been involved in an accident and suffered a spinal cord injury or paralysis 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 lawyer in San Diego. We handle all cases on a contingency fee basis, which means that you owe us nothing until we recover money on your behalf.