Bike Accidents

Bike Accidents

According to the CDC, in 2014 in the United States, over 900 bicyclists were killed and there were an estimated 494,000 emergency department visits due to bicycle-related injuries. Data from 2013 show fatal and non-fatal crash-related injuries to bicyclists resulted in lifetime medical costs and productivity losses of $10 billion (http://www.cdc.gov). If you or a loved one has suffered injury or after being struck by a car while on a bicycle, you need aggressive legal help! America Law Center can competently handle your case. America Law Center will work hard to obtain the compensation you deserve.

America Law Center represents clients who fall victim to another’s negligence. America Law Center takes the necessary time to investigate each case, find the cause and determine the guilty party to hold them liable for their actions. The goal of America Law Center is to pursue the most favorable compensation and help you live a relatively normal life after the bicycle accident.

In order to best protect yourself from being involved in a vehicle on bicycle accident, be sure to always wear a helmet and always obey traffic laws and safety protocol. Bikes are considered vehicles in the United States and are required to follow the state specific Vehicle Code. Failure to follow the laws of the road can result in citations or bike accidents. Common causes of bike crashes include:

  • Automobiles illegally swerving into the bike lane
  • Car doors being opened as a bicyclist passes
  • Drivers making an unexpected turn as a bike is passing
  • Cars turning as a bike crosses the street
  • Vehicles pulling out of side streets or driveways and into the bike lane

If the driver of an automobile negligently hits a bicycle, the rider of that bike may be eligible for damages. He/she may be entitled to compensation for their injuries, pain and suffering, medical expenses, loss of income, disfigurement and more. America Law Center will work hard to negotiate the reward you deserve.

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