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Bicycle Accident Attorneys Can Help You Recover Fast

Have you been hit while riding your bicycle? You should talk to a lawyer as soon as possible. Negligence could have been a factor, in which you may be owed compensation for your injuries.

Nothing compares to the feeling of riding your bike. If it’s the way you love to get around town, then you probably know all of the hazards that come with biking around certain intersections. It can be dangerous to ride in bike lanes with traffic, especially when there are reckless and negligent drivers zooming past you.

However, as a society, we have worked hard to create more traffic lanes for bicycle riders. That hasn’t prevented bicycle accidents and deadly injuries resulting from the negligence of others. In the United States, around 1,000 bicyclists are killed in motor vehicle collisions each year. This number has continued to increase over the years.

If you have experienced extensive injuries or even a loved one’s death as a result of a motor vehicle collision, then you should talk with a bicycle accident attorney immediately. If there was negligence on the driver’s part, then you may be able to file a claim for compensation. This could cover medical expenses, loss of wages, and other damages accrued from the bicycle accident. 

How Can a Bicycle Accident Attorney Help?

When we evaluate a case of a bicycle accident, we first always investigate what happened to prove negligence. It’s imperative that you can show the accident occurred through no fault of your own, which means that the driver broke traffic laws or may even have been intoxicated at the time of the accident.

You’ll need significant evidence to show that the driver was negligent and their recklessness led to the bicycle accident. You can receive compensation for your injuries if they occurred as a result of negligence in the accident.

To help you recover this compensation for your injuries, your attorney will need documentation and expert testimony. Our attorneys typically work with clients and provide additional resources to do the following:

  • Gather all eyewitness statements or bring in witnesses to testify
  • Review accident reports or police reports
  • Review police cam footage
  • Re-create the scene of the accident
  • Inspect and document damage to the bicycle
  • Investigate the driving record of the defendant
  • Bring in experts to examine medical records and reenact the accident to determine who is at fault

Depending on whether the driver has insurance coverage, then you may need to negotiate to get the maximum financial compensation for your accident. However, it’s not always so easy to get these companies to pay the full amount that would cover your medical expenses, loss of wages, and pain and suffering.

What Causes a Bike Accident Lawsuit?

There are way more cars on the road than bicycles, which makes bike riders particularly vulnerable when sharing the road. There are several reasons why these accidents occur and how the driver can be held liable due to negligence. Some of the cases behind bicycle accidents cases include:
  • Failure to yield to the right of way
  • Failure to see a bicyclist in an intersection
  • Running into a bicyclist
  • Failing to use turn signals
  • Failure to leave sufficient space for a bicyclist
  • Running red lights or stop signs
  • Opening a car door without checking for cyclists first
  • Failure to look both ways when crossing an intersection
  • Reckless driving
  • Swerving into the bicycle lane
  • Driving under the influence

Injured riders should be aware that not all insurance will cover your injuries. You may need to get further compensation if you have any of the following after a bike accident:
  • Concussions or contusions
  • Skull fractures
  • Brain injuries
  • Spinal cord injuries
  • Back injuries
  • Broken bones
  • Paralysis
  • Death

If a bicyclist does sustain a more serious injury and insurance benefits do not adequately cover medical expenses, then a lawsuit may seek further compensation. This would cover past and future medical costs, lost wages and compensation for pain and suffering.

Product Liability Claims in Bicycle Accidents

Was the accident a result of a malfunctioning or design of the bike? If the bicycle was defective and that contributed to the accident, then you may also have a claim against the manufacturer. This would be a negligence claim involving the actual product. In these cases, a bicycle attorney would need to show that:
  • The bicycle was unreasonably dangerous due to a defective part
  • The bicycle was being operated as the manufacturer intended at the time of the accident
  • The bicycle’s performance or frame had not been altered in any way since the initial purchase

These are also known as strict liability claims that require proof that the bicycle had a defect before it even left the manufacturer’s warehouse. This may require more expert testimony and analysis of the bicycle to determine what defects were present.

Talk to an Attorney Today

If you haven’t taken your case to a personal injury attorney, then you could be losing valuable time to file and get compensation for your bike accident injury. There is a statute of limitations that starts from the day of the accident. In addition, you should gather all evidence that you have and get a case evaluation from one of our attorneys. This will provide you with any next steps you need to take, as well as the value of your accident. 

In other cases where a bicycle defect led to your accident, you may be able to get even more compensation from a lawsuit involving the manufacturer.

We want to help with your bicycle accident claim and ensure that you are fairly represented, especially when negotiating with third parties and insurance companies. Let our legal team work to provide all the resources you need to support your case.

Talk to one of our lawyers at 614-221-3750 or contact us online. We’ll happily talk through the details of your case and give you some insights into how these lawsuits work.


R & G Personal Injury Lawyers has handled thousands of cases since 1981 with a favorable result for our clients. There are NO FEES from us unless you get paid. Our job is to get top dollar for the injuries sustained.

The average person can expect to be in an accident several times in their lifetime. Choosing the right personal injury lawyer to protect your rights can seriously affect your financial future as well as the quality of care you receive after a motor vehicle accident. We know it is not an easy decision. We know our experience of over 40 years matters; it is all about protecting our clients’ rights. We are professional in every step of your claim as we methodically piece together every aspect of your case. We are the legal team to represent you.

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