Children and Bike Accidents
By their very nature, bicycles offer less protection to riders than virtually any other mode of transportation. This makes them inherently dangerous even for well-protected adults who ride their bikes on the same roadways used by cars, trucks, and other motor vehicles. Of course, well-protected adults aren’t the only ones who operate bicycles on busy streets - far from it.
Among those injured in Melbourne bike accidents, children comprise a large percentage. Unfortunately, children who ride bicycles are even more vulnerable to serious injury in the event of a collision with a motor vehicle. Even those children who wear helmets, pads, and other safety gear are highly susceptible to head injuries, neck injuries, spine injuries, broken bones, and other costly and painful injuries.
If your child has been injured in a bicycle accident - or if you have tragically lost a child in such an accident - the personal injury attorneys of the Charpentier Law Firm can provide you with compassionate counsel and aggressive representation of your child’s rights.
Protecting the Rights of Your Child
Riding a bicycle is one of the great joys of childhood. Every child should have the right to ride his or her bicycle in a law-abiding manner without having to worry about negligent drivers compromising his or her safety. When a motor vehicle collides with a bicycle operated by a child, it is essential that the rights of the child be protected, especially since the young victim is helpless to assert his or her voice with the force and conviction of an adult.
The bike accident attorneys of the Charpentier Law Firm will make sure that the person responsible for your child’s suffering is held accountable in a court of law. We will use all of the resources at our disposal to investigate and reconstruct the accident, building the strongest case possible on behalf of your child. Depending on the circumstances surrounding the case, we may be able to obtain damages covering:
- Medical costs
- Rehabilitation expenses
- Pain and suffering
- Other demonstrable losses and expenses arising from the accident
If you lost your child in a bicycle accident, our personal injury attorneys may also be able to obtain compensation for funeral costs and other related losses and expenses. We understand that no amount of money can ever make up for the loss of a precious young life, but we will commit ourselves to seeing that justice is served as a means of honoring the memory of your child.
Bike Accidents Not Involving Motor Vehicles
If your child was injured in a bike accident caused by factors other than a collision with a motor vehicle, our lawyers can present a case against whichever party or parties were responsible for the condition that caused the accident. We expertly handle bike accident cases caused by:
- Road defects, such as potholes or cracks in the pavement
- Faulty roadway design
- Lack of signage
- Defective bicycle parts, including hand brakes or tires
Contact Our Bike Accident Attorneys
To arrange for an evaluation of your child’s bike accident case, please contact the personal injury attorneys of the Charpentier Law Firm today.