Bicycle Accidents

What should I do if I have a Bicycle Injury, and it's someone's fault?

What are the most common types of bike injuries?

What are the most common types of bicycle accidents? About 50 percent of all bicycle crashes happen when the rider simply loses control of the bike and ends up on the pavement. Only about 22 percent of other crashes involved bicycles and motor vehicles. If a vehicle strikes a bicyclist and then rolls over the individual, it can lead to broken bones, crush injuries, internal damage, and death. Often times we see Roswell bike accidents involving a bicycle and a car. But there are accidents that can happen between cyclists and other cyclists. Some common injuries cyclists experience involve trauma to the head, spine & brain. Often, riders are forced into their handlebars so hard it causes internal organ damage, broken ribs which could even lead to a punctured lung.

How do I know if my bicycle injury is serious?

As you might expect, when a crash occurs between a vehicle and a bike, it’s the cyclist who is most likely to be injured, and those injuries can be serious. Children are admitted into the emergency room for serious bicycle injuries daily.  Every injury is different, but they almost all have warning signs that tell you that you need to seek medical support, however, in some cases you may not recognize how serious your injury is until much later.

What are the Most Common Causes of Bike Injuries?

In Kentucky, collisions with motorists are one of the most common causes of bicycle accidents, often resulting in severe injuries. In many cases, injuries to the head cause the most fatalities and long-term disabilities in bicycle accidents in Kentucky. Other causes of a bicycle accident may include falling, hitting something in the road, poor roads, striking a fixed object, or swerving to avoid an animal.

Frequently Asked Questions About Bicycle Accidents

A Louisville bicycle accident lawyer can help you seek compensation for damages.  Louisville has plenty of bikers and a robust amount of bike lanes.  People are injured every single day in Louisville bike crashes.  A personal injury lawyer can help you recover for medical expenses, pain and suffering, lost wages, loss of future income, and …
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You should contact a lawyer as soon as possible after a bike accident.  The lawyer will want to investigate the case and the statute of limitations is important.  The insurance company for the other side is likely to gather evidence.  They might try to pressure you into a low ball settlement.  Be aware they are …
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A good settlement offer for a serious bike injury accident depends on the facts of the case and the available insurance coverage.  As you become more and more injured the case becomes worth more money.  That assumes liability aka fault in your favor and there is good insurance coverage available.  You need damages, liability, and …
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There is no set level you should settle for pain and suffering as a result of a bicycle injury crash.  Some cases are worth eight figures and others only a few thousand.  It really depends on liability, damages, and available insurance.  Generally speaking, the more injured you are the more the case is worth.  A …
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A cyclist can make a claim against the driver of a car that caused a bicycle injury accident.  Get the information on the other driver and call the police to prepare a report.  You may also be entitled to use your insurance to cover damages if the other driver cannot be tracked down.  An experienced …
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If you were injured on your bike, and they say it was your fault do not listen to the insurance company.  They will try to deny your claim and avoid payment at all costs.  I have recovered hundreds of thousands of dollars for persons that were listed as “at fault” or determined to be “at …
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