What Happened

A man from Maxton, North Carolina (NC) died from his injuries after he was struck by a vehicle while he rode his bicycle. The accident took place on N.C. 71 in Scotland County on March 17, 2013. The victim was headed south on the highway when he was struck from behind by a southbound vehicle. The impact threw the man off the bicycle and onto the highway. When emergency personnel arrived he was rushed to a local hospital with life threatening injuries. Unfortunately the victim would die from his injuries on March 19, 2013. Police have not released any information on the driver, or if he may face any charges.

The North Carolina Wrongful Death Lawyers’ Perspective

Cycling is a great way to get out and enjoy the outdoors, but comes with an inherent risk. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration reported that 618 cyclists were killed and 52,000 injured in crashes with motor vehicles in 2010 alone.  Cyclists are a very small slower moving object and may not always catch the eye of a driver. Even if a driver does see the cyclist does not mean the cyclists are out of harm’s way. If a driver miss judges the amount of space needed to pass a cyclist it can lead to an accident with grim results. The most common bicycle crash injuries include broken legs, broken neck, shattered pelvis, traumatic brain injury (TBI), and in worst case scenarios death.

If you or a loved one has been hurt in a bicycle accident a great first step is to contact a North Carolina (NC) personal injury lawyer. Speaking with a personal injury attorney will give you a confidential analysis of your legal rights and a possible opportunity to pursue compensation. Bicycle accidents present unique legal issues that make them entirely different from typical auto accidents. Our personal injury lawyers have the knowledge required to represent victims of a bicycle accident with over 100 years of combined legal experience and a proven track record of success.

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