Bicycle accidents are usually lead to some of the most serious injuries on the roadway. Bicyclists have little to protect them from the car or the road surface, apart from a helmet. The injuries suffered in a collision with a vehicle are often severe, and require significant medical treatment. As a result, many bicyclists who are hit by a motorist suffer from heavy medical bills, physical therapy costs and lost wages. Permanent physical disability is also a very real possibility.
Drowsy driving is a significant danger on the roads today. These dangers are especially prominent among bus and truck drivers, who often attempt to drive long hours in an attempt to meet schedules or earn higher wages.
Pedestrian accidents lead to some of the most devastating injuries of all car accidents. Pedestrians have nothing to protect them from the force of the impact; in many cases, pedestrian accidents lead to broken bones, head and neck injuries, and even death. The dangers are sharply increased at higher speeds; authorities say any impacts above 20 mph can be fatal.
When a driver makes the choice to drink and drive, he places everyone else on the road at risk. Though we often think of drunk driving accidents as occurring between two motor vehicles, the fact is, pedestrians and bicyclists are at even greater risk than motorists.