Biking in Denver and the surrounding areas is a popular activity for many people. Families often spend the weekends biking and commuting to work by bicycle is also very common. But, unfortunately, bike accidents do occur and these accidents can cause serious injuries to bikers.
A biker was hit by an SUV last week in Casper. He was transported to the Swedish Medical Center in Denver, where he died a day later from severe brain trauma. The driver of the SUV was allegedly driving erratically. Police conducted a field sobriety test on him and additional tests of his blood and urine for any illegal substances. The investigation into the accident is still ongoing and sobriety test results have not yet been released.
Denver bicyclists typically enjoy excellent biking opportunities around the region and have a community that supports them. But when bike accidents happen with bicyclists, the injuries can often be very severe. Injured bicyclists and their families may find that contacting a legal professional skilled in personal injury to be helpful in determining their next steps. An attorney can help families determine what happened to their loved one and who is at fault. They can investigate the accident scene and hold the negligent party responsible for their negligence. Compensation can be available for medical expenses, pain and suffering, loss of wages and other damages related to the accident.
Reckless acts that result in the injury of another person are increasingly common across the Denver area. Holding these parties responsible for their actions can help make sure they don't harm anyone else.
Source: Casper Star-Tribune, "No arrest in Casper bike accident", Leah Todd, May 31, 2014