Accident Leaves Cyclist with Serious Neck and Back Injuries

A Kansas bicycle injury lawyer notes that questions are being asked about whether distracted driving was a factor in an accident involving a pickup truck and a bicycle that left a young man with serious back and neck fractures. Kansas bicycle accident attorneys can help injured parties and the families of those killed in bicycle accidents.

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Distracted Driving a Possible Factor in Injury Bike Accident

A Hutchinson, Kansas, man is expected to survive after he was struck by a motorist on a wide, lightly traveled and well-marked roadway. According to The Hutchinson News, the incident has upset cycling enthusiasts, and authorities are calling attention once again to the many dangers of distracted driving.

The accident occurred when a motorist driving a Ford pickup truck struck the cyclist with his side mirror, resulting in multiple back and neck fractures for the victim. Though an ongoing investigation will likely confirm if cell phone use or other distracted driving behaviors played a role in the crash, one local cycle shop owner believes this is likely given the wide, open nature of the roadway where the accident occurred. The Kansas Driving Handbook suggests motorists give four feet of passing distance, and if there isn’t a shoulder, motorists should abide by a three-foot passing rule when passing bicyclists.

How a Kansas Bicycle Injury Lawyer Can Help

Bicycle riders who are injured in accidents through no fault of their own may be entitled to compensation for damages resulting from their injuries, including:

  • Pain and suffering
  • Medical expenses
  • Lost wages
  • Scarring and disfigurement

If the actions causing injury are malicious or so reckless that intent to harm can be inferred, the responsible party can be liable for punitive damages to punish wrongful conduct and deter similar conduct in the future.

The families of those killed may be eligible to recover money for funeral expenses and the pain that comes with losing a loved one.

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