Bicycle Accident Attorney

Bicycle Accident Attorney

Is Bicycling Safe?

While statistics seem to suggest that bicycling is safer than other modes of transportation, there are still significant risks associated with riding a bicycle.

The number of fatalities resulting from bicycle accidents is comparatively large, constituting two percent of all vehicle-related fatalities. Furthermore, head injuries represent an overwhelming majority of the injuries sustained in bicycle accidents and are by far the most dangerous.

If you or a loved one has suffered injury or death in a bicycle accident, you may be eligible to receive compensation for your losses and suffering. An experienced attorney can help you recover damages lost as a result of a bicycle accident.

A Few Facts

  • Most bicycle fatalities are a result of a collision with a motor vehicle.
  • The leading cause of death and/or permanent disability in bicycle accidents is head injury.
  • The number of bicycle fatalities rose 15 percent last year.

What Are the Common Causes of Bicycle Accidents?

Bicycle accidents can occur for a number of reasons. The most common cause of bicycle accidents is motorist or rider error, environmental hazards such as uneven pavement or potholes, and bicycle mechanical failure or defect.

Whatever the cause of the accident, the injuries can be severe. Injuries sustained due to a bicycle accident can include:

  • Strains, fractures, and dislocations
  • Facial and dental trauma
  • Neck and back trauma
  • Head injury
  • Long-term or permanent disability
  • Death

What Should I Do If I've Been Injured in A Bicycle Accident?

  • Contact the police and file a report.
  • Seek medical attention promptly.
  • Take photos of the scene of the accident, your injuries, and the damages to your bicycle.
  • Do not negotiate with the at-fault driver or the insurance company.
  • Consult a qualified attorney.

Know Your Rights

If you or someone you love has been injured or killed in a bicycle accident, you have the right to pursue a legal claim to be compensated for your losses and suffering.

Depending on the circumstances of the accident, a claim can be made against the at-fault party, their insurance company, or even the bicycle or vehicle manufacturer.

It is important to remember that a statute of limitation applies to bicycle accident cases, limiting the amount of time you have to file your claim. An attorney experienced in bicycle accident cases can help you to understand your rights and determine the best way to protect your interests. Please contact us to speak with an experienced attorney free of charge.

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