Rider Injured in Lincoln Bicycle Crash on Joiner Parkway
Lincoln, California (February 26, 2020) – A bicyclist was injured when a vehicle struck them in Lincoln on Monday evening, according to Lincoln Police Department.
The incident was reported at about 5:25 p.m. February February 24, on Joiner Parkway.
According to police, a Cadillac SUV was involved in a crash with a bicyclist. The impact threw the rider onto the roof of the car. The car continued traveling nearly quarter a mile with the rider on the roof.
Another motorist merged onto the Cadillac’s lane and notified the driver that the victim was on the roof of their car.
Rider Injured in Lincoln Bicycle Collision
The Cadillac’s driver, an 85-year-old man, stopped and did not appear to have been intoxicated.
The rider was transported to a hospital with broken bones and a concussion, among other significant injuries.
The Lincoln Police Department is investigating the incident.
A bicycle accident may cause catastrophic and potentially fatal injuries. Of all traffic accidents, those involving a bicyclist are often the most serious – most frequently to the rider of the bicycle rather than the driver or occupants of the motor vehicle involved.
When traffic accidents occur, the responsible party will be required by law to compensate the victims for medical expenses, lost earnings, and future loss of earnings or medical care. In serious accidents, the responsible driver may be held accountable for paying non-economic damages, including emotional trauma, pain, and suffering.
Mark Shayani, the Managing Attorney at Pacific Attorney Group, says determining where North Carolinaliability lies is not direct and straightforward due to varying factors being involved and the fact that most people will want to avoid responsibility even when they were at fault. Additionally, the insurance companies that cover the car that will be found at fault will want to reduce the amounts to be offered as compensation to the lowest levels possible.
“It is of the utmost importance that you do not give any statements or admit fault if approached by the other driver’s insurance company. Anything you say could be used against you at a later date when the liability of the collision is determined.” Shayani said.
Mr. Shayani advises victims of traffic accidents or their family members to seek legal help from a seasoned attorney who can conduct an independent investigation and fight for their rights.
Contact Pacific Attorney Group at Click to call : 866-803-6502 and talk to a bicycle accident attorney for advice.