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Cycling is fun and healthy, and can be an excellent form of transportation. Cyclists legally have the same right to use public roadways as motor vehicles, however, motorists often don’t acknowledge or follow the rules to share the road, or are distracted, which heightens the risk of serious injury or death in a bicycle accident.

When a bicycle and a motor vehicle collide, the results can be devastating. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), 857 cyclists were killed in traffic-related crashes in 2018. Each bicycle accident is different from the next, and can include multiple parties and their insurance companies.

When you have been injured in a bicycle accident and need to file a bicycle personal injury claim, it is always in your best interest to speak with a knowledgeable bicycle injury attorney to maximize the compensation you deserve for your injuries and damages. Seeking personal injury compensation from a bicycle accident can be complicated, especially when you are recovering from your injuries, and Avrek Law Firm’s skilled bicycle injury lawyers combine more than 50 years of experience to fight for victim’s rights and ensure the law is upheld.

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What to Expect in a Bicycle Accident Claim

Insurance companies, in general, have one goal in mind – to pay out as little as possible on claims against their insured. When you’ve been in a bicycle accident, you may be wondering if a claim is even worth pursuing – are your injuries and damages enough to merit a claim? For most people, this is an intimidating process and it’s hard to know how to move forward if you don’t know what to expect.

Injured cyclists can pursue two types of damages in this type of claim: economic and non-economic. Economic damages include medical bills and time away from work, while non-economic damages, like pain and suffering, are more difficult to calculate. However, determining your total damages is exactly what a qualified bicycle accident attorney is able to do for you.

The red tape of insurance companies complicates an already painful situation – they are not in the business to help you. Without an attorney, many victims underestimate the value of their damages, so it’s important to have an experienced bicycle injury attorney on your side to work with the insurance companies involved and to determine the appropriate amount of compensation you are owed.


Bicycle v. Truck

Severe injuries were sustained when a client was riding his bicycle and was run over by the front tire of a semi-truck.


Auto v. Bicycle

Client was riding his bike and was hit by a vehicle, which resulted in neck surgery.


Auto v. Bicycle

While riding a bicycle, the client sustained several fractures when hit by a car.


Auto v. Bicycle

While biking across the street, the client was hit by a car and suffered a spinal fracture.


Auto v. Bicycle

Client was riding in a bicycle lane when the defendant turned into the alley and hit him.


Auto v. Bicycle

Bicycle client was riding in the bike lane; a car sped up to catch the light and crashed into client causing him to hit the hood and land on his neck.


Auto v. Bicycle

Bicycle client was hit by a car, causing a broken hip, concussion and shattered leg that required surgery.


Auto v. Bicycle

As bicycle client rode through an intersection on a green light, he was hit by a car driven by a distracted driver.


Auto v. Bicycle

Bicycle client was crossing an intersection and she was hit when a car ran a stop sign.


Auto v. Bicycle

Bicycle client was riding across an intersection when he was hit head-on by defendant making a right-hand turn.

The aftermath of a bicycle accident

Common Causes of Bicycle Accidents

When motorists fail to treat bicycles like other motorized vehicles on the road and an accident occurs, motorists are subject to liability for the accident and the cyclist ends up injured. Despite their safety gear, cyclists are nearly defenseless on the road and are exposed to many serious injuries in a bicycle versus automobile accident.

Cyclists can take safety precautions before and during their ride, but a bicycle is no match for an automobile. When involved in a crash, cyclists have a high risk of severe injuries or death, which can lead to expensive, ongoing medical treatments. Many conditions can lead to a life-changing bicycle accident, but some of the most common are:

  • Drivers’ failure to stop or yield the right of way
  • Driver distractions
  • Drivers intruding bike lanes
  • Impaired visibility or driving

Bicycle accidents come with common injuries that result from the cyclist striking the roadway, windshield or other objects and can include:

  • Head and neck injuries
  • Facial injuries
  • Traumatic brain injuries
  • Spine and back injuries
  • Bone fractures
  • Wrongful death

When you have been injured in a bicycle accident caused by someone else, speaking to a knowledgeable bicycle accident lawyer can help determine the outcome of your claim. Avrek Law Firm has recovered hundreds of millions of dollars for victims in personal injury claims – we fight for you, and you don’t pay us a penny unless we win!

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Consult with a Qualified Bicycle Accident Attorney

If you or a loved one have been injured in a bicycle accident, Avrek Law Firm’s bicycle accident attorneys can establish if you have a valid claim and, if so, what next steps you should take. It is near impossible for a victim to fully determine the value of their own claim, but Avrek Law Firm’s combined experience representing victims has continuously obtained the highest amount of compensation for their damages.

A top auto accident lawyer will fight for your rights and ensure justice is served, and with more than 50 years of combined experience, Avrek Law Firm helps improve victims’ chance of a fair settlement. We know what it takes to achieve top results, and offer a free case consultation to discuss the specific details of your case. To schedule a free case review, contact us online or call our office today!

Frequently Asked Questions

It is always a best practice to contact an experienced personal injury attorney if you are a cyclist and you have been struck by a vehicle. Avrek Law Firm has years of success representing bicycle accident victims. Speaking with an attorney can help you understand state and local laws, as well as ordinances that may impact your claim.

Yes. The insurance company of the person who hit you will be responsible for reimbursing you whether or not you have car insurance.

Yes. Drivers have a heightened duty of care because their vehicle may cause death or serious bodily injury if it is improperly operated. Drivers of motor vehicles have a duty to operate their vehicle in a safe, responsible manner in order to avoid injuries to cyclists. Sometimes drivers of vehicles do not realize that a bicycle on the road can have the same rights of cars that are on the same road. It is important that if you are struck by a car while on a bike that you call an attorney right away.

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