Those who are injured in a bicycle accident may suffer a broken bone, brain damage or severe mental trauma as a result of the incident. However, many other types of hardships can make life very difficult for bike accident victims, such as facial scarring. Depending on the extent of the damage, this scarring can be very disruptive in one’s life, and it may completely erode their confidence and adversely affect them in various ways (from their performance at work to their love life). Sadly, many of these accidents are caused by negligent and reckless drivers, such as those who drive while they are extremely tired or under the influence.
When a bicyclist is struck by a vehicle, they may be thrown from their bicycle. Depending on the nature of the crash, their face may be struck directly by the vehicle or they may sustain massive damage to their face when it hits the pavement with significant force. Sometimes, these injuries can lead to major scarring, which can last for the rest of a victim’s life. Every day, they may be reminded of the terrible accident when they look in the mirror, and it can be incredibly difficult to deal with this scarring from an emotional point of view.
Bike accident victims who are facing these hardships because of an irresponsible driver deserve a voice. They should not hesitate to review the various legal options that they may have, especially since a successful lawsuit could help them pay for scar removal and other financial difficulties that have come into their lives in the wake of the wreck.