Sadly, children are the most common victims of bicycle accidents. Those ages 5-29 are at highest risk of injury or death as a result of a bicycle related accident, and in 2013 alone, there were 900 deaths and nearly 500,000 emergency room visits resulting from biking accidents across the nation. This poses an added challenge for those injured or the parents of those injured; while these people often have rights following an accident, finding an attorney experienced in bicycle accidents is important and sometimes challenging.
In 2015, Louisiana was ranked the 2nd deadliest state for bicyclists on a per capita basis. There have been an average of 17 deaths per year, which equates to a bicyclist fatality rate of 3.8 per 1 million residents- which is 50% higher than the national average of 2.3 deaths per 1 million residents.
As with all areas of law, hiring somebody who has experience in cases like these is vital. Tony Tramontana, a Personal Injury Attorney in Monroe, Louisiana, is highly experienced in bicycle-related accidents and eager to learn more about your case. Although no settlement will undo the trauma your family has experienced, Tony believes that the families of those killed in bicycle accidents deserve the right compensation to cover medical expenses, replace lost income, and accommodate pain and suffering.