How dangerous are bicycle accidents?
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, “ Bicycle trips account for 2% of people who die in a crash involving a motor vehicle on our national roads.” They also reported that over 1,000 people die every year in the United States due to bicycle accidents. These statistics should serve as a reminder always to remain protected in ways that you would expect and in ways that you wouldn’t. Preventable measures for bicycle injuries include a helmet, reflective clothing, and active lighting on your bike. However, securing your future with the best bicycle lawyer is an overlooked action.
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What to do if injured in a bicycle accident?
When you have been injured in a bicycle accident, it is very important for you to receive medical attention. And just like any automotive accident, the next best course of action is taking pictures of the damage. This includes your injuries, the damage to your bicycle, and where the accident happened, including but not limited to the other vehicles involved. Obtain any important information from all the others involved, such as license plates, driver’s licenses, and insurance information. The last and critical step is to call our offices to schedule a free consultation!
What to expect in the process?
With it being difficult to predict how long the process may take the more information and evidence you can provide at the time of consultation will make your case unfold smoother. Once our expert bicycle accident attorneys review your case, we can best determine how to proceed and will also serve as an opportunity for us to answer any questions or concerns that may arise.