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Bicycle And Pedestrian Accidents

Bicycle And Pedestrian Accidents

Each year, more than 500,000 people in the United States suffer injuries from a bicycle accident. More than 700 people die as a result of bicycle-related injuries. Children are at particularly high risk for bicycle-related injuries. Children 15 years and younger typically account for 59% of all bicycle-related injuries seen in United States emergency departments.

As most bike riders are aware, drivers of cars and trucks do not pay sufficient attention to their surroundings, and frequently fail to respect the rights of cyclists. Tragically, bike riders are often injured or killed by motorists who:

  • Do not check their blind spot before lane changes
  • Attempt right turns directly in front of oncoming bicyclists
  • Fail to give sufficient space on the shoulder
  • Open doors in front of them
  • Operate their vehicle under the influence of alcohol or drugs
  • Ignore stop signs
  • Exit from driveways or side streets without looking

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Steps to Take if Involved in a Bicycle-Related Accident

Bicycle accidents can occur despite the skill of the cyclist or even if the cyclist is extremely cautious and aware of the surrounding area.  If you are involved in an accident, take the following steps:

Seek Medical Attention

Seek prompt medical attention for any injuries that you have sustained.

Collect Insurance Information

Make sure to get the insurance, driver’s license and vehicle information from any drivers involved in the accident.

Contact Police

Contact the police and have an accident report written up just as you would if the accident involved two motor vehicles.

Obtain Contact Information

Obtain the contact information of any witnesses.  Often, liability is contested by motorists in bicycle accident cases, so witnesses can be extremely important in proving liability.

Take Pictures

If possible, take photos of the accident scene, your injuries and the damage to your bike.

Typical Bicycle Accident Injuries

Victims of bicycle accidents can result in the following serious injuries:

  • Head trauma
  • Brain injuries
  • Broken bones
  • Internal organ damage
  • Spinal injuries
  • Dismemberment or amputation
  • Neck injuries
  • Lacerations and major bruising
  • Facial injuries or trauma

To schedule a consultation with an attorney regarding your bicycle accident, please call 1-800-586-5555 or feel free to contact us via email.

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