Representing Clients With Serious Dooring Injuries
Any accident on the road has the potential to be deadly. However, an injury to a bicyclist can be very severe and devastating. Even with a helmet and safety gear, bicycle riders are largely exposed.
One of the most common — and most serious — ways for a bicyclist to be hurt is due to a dooring injury. This occurs when a bicyclist, riding in the proper lane or designated area, hits an unexpectedly opened car door. Typically, dooring accidents are the result of a careless driver opening a car door without properly checking his or her surroundings.
Experienced Guidance For Those Who Deserve Compensation
The legal team at The Skolnick Weiser Law Firm, LLC, has helped individuals in Cleveland and throughout Ohio recover compensation after serious injuries suffered in dooring accidents.
After a serious injury, you may incur serious medical expenses and property repair bills. You may miss work due to your injury. Our attorneys can help you create a strong, tough legal strategy in order to cover your expenses and damages.
Dooring Accidents Can Cause Serious, Lasting Injuries
Even if a relatively slow moving bicycle hits an opened car door, the damages can be severe, both to the rider and the bike. The potential for injury, however, is much greater if the bicyclist is riding at a faster pace, as riders often do when hurrying to work, home, an appointment or elsewhere.
Too often, these accidents result in:
- Head injuries, including traumatic brain injuries and concussions
- Broken bones
- Abrasions and road rash
What To Do After A Door Accident
If you or a loved one has been injured in such an accident, the first priority should be to get medical attention. You may not feel the effects of an injury right away, as adrenaline and other factors can influence you in the moment. The medical documentation created can also help you pursue compensation.
Afterward, you should contact an experienced lawyer to determine if you have a case and how to best proceed moving forward.