Even the most experienced and careful bicyclists run the risk of being injured by motor vehicles and other pedestrians that are using shared roadways, particularly in urban areas. Bicycles are small compared to other automobiles making them easier to overlook. Most motor vehicle drivers pay careful attention to other cars and trucks on the road. This causes drivers to only see what they are looking for so they often do not see cyclists.
According to New Mexico State law, bicyclists are granted the same rights and are subject to the same responsibilities as motor vehicle drivers. But often drivers don’t yield the right of way or observe other applicable traffic laws, putting bicyclists at risk. The injuries from a bicycle accident can include broken bones, spinal cord injuries, brain injuries, psychological damage, and even death. These injuries can put a large amount of financial stress on you and your family.
You may deserve compensation for costs including:
- Medical bills
- Time away from work and lost wages
- Repairs to bicycle or replacement of bicycle
- Pain and suffering
If you or a loved one has been injured in a bicycling accident you deserve compensation for your injuries. Weems Hazen Law has years of experience to make sure you get the justice you deserve. We serve injured people and their families to make sure your rights are protected. Our offices offer free initial consultations. Your injuries matter to us and we will do what it takes to fight for your rights.