Find a Top Bike Accident Lawyer
Bicycles are a common form of transportation, recreation, and exercise for many people, and over the years, there has been a steep increase in the number of bikes on the road. However, more bikes on the road means that there are more bike accidents, especially since cyclists have little protection from common street hazards like motor vehicles, pedestrians, and improper road repairs.
If you have been injured in a bike accident that was caused by another cyclist or a motorist, you may be able to file a bicycle crash claim to get compensation for your injuries. At Parker Waichman LLP, our tenacious advocacy has earned us a reputation as a top bicycle accident law firm, and we’d be glad to put our skills to work for you. Call 1-800-YOUR-LAWYER today: Our skilled lawyers will examine the facts and circumstances of your bicycle crash, evaluate your case in light of existing bike accident case law, and help you to determine whether you should take legal action, and we’ll do so at no cost and with no obligation.
Common Bicycle Accident Injuries
Bike accident injuries are more common than most people think, and their severity can range from minor to life-altering. The most common minor bicycle-related injuries include:
A more serious cycling crash may cause head injuries, such as:
- Cranial hemorrhage
- Skull fracture
Other common bicycle accident injuries include:
- Bowel contusions
- Dental fractures
- Facial fractures
- Pancreatic trauma
- Renal contusions
- Rib fractures
- Ruptured spleen
Bike wrecks also cause 2% of all traffic-related fatalities, which adds up to more than a thousand families left to pick up the pieces every year.
Frequently Asked Questions
What Are the Most Common Causes of Bicycle Accidents?
According to the NHTSA, the most common causes of bike accidents are:
- Being hit by a car
- Improper road repair
- Rider error
- Collision with a fixed object
What Happens if You Get Hit by a Car on a Bike?
If you are hit by a car while riding a bike, it’s likely that you’ll be injured, possibly severely. The most important thing to do if you have suffered a bike injury is to seek medical attention, even if your injuries seem minor. Many serious injuries aren’t immediately noticeable, especially when there’s adrenaline coursing through your system after a wreck. Once you’ve called for help, gather evidence, such as the driver’s contact information, insurance information, and vehicle details as well as the names and contact information of any witnesses to the crash. Also, take pictures of the scene of your bicycle accident, if you can.
Once you’ve gotten treatment for your injuries, call an experienced bike accident lawyer for a free consultation. It’s likely that you’ll be able to take legal action and secure a settlement for your injuries.
How Often Do Cyclists Get Hit by Cars?
The NHTSA estimates that 30% of all crashes that cause bicycle injuries happen when a cyclist is hit by a car.
Can You Sue if You Get Hit by a Car on a Bike?
A bicyclist hit by a car is very likely to have grounds for legal action. At Parker Waichman, our knowledgeable personal injury attorneys can evaluate your case and help you to decide whether you should file a bicycle wreck lawsuit.
Who Is at Fault When a Car Hits a Cyclist?
In most cases, the driver is at fault when a car hits a bicyclist, but a cyclist can also be to blame if they engaged in negligent behaviors such as ignoring traffic signals, failing to use required lighting at night, and/or cycling the wrong way in the street.
Get Help With Cyclist Compensation Claims
If you have been injured while riding your bike due to the negligence of another rider or a motorist, our bicycle accident law firm can help you get compensation for your medical costs, lost wages, and other damages. Just call 1-800-YOUR-LAWYER (1-800-968-7529) today or contact us online for a free evaluation of your bicycle accident claim: A skilled bike crash attorney will examine the circumstances of your case, drawing on their extensive knowledge of bicycle accident law to help determine whether you have a strong potential claim.
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