Bicycle Accidents




There were 857 cyclist deaths in 2018, which accounted for 2.3 percent of all traffic fatalities during the year. There are numerous ways in which bicycle riders can end up dead or left with serious accident injuries. Some of the common causes of bicycle accidents are as follows:

  • Bike lane intrusion
  • Failure on the part of a motor vehicle to yield the right-of-way
  • Distracted drivers or drivers who are under the influence of alcohol and/or drugs
  • Dangerous roadway design
  • Roadways with potholes or debris
  • Poor lighting
  • Car door opening

Because bicyclists are so vulnerable to injury when something goes wrong, like a careless driver making a right turn, the consequences are often catastrophic. Until the American motorist learns the rules of the road, and how to share the road and keep a lookout for cyclists, those riding bikes will be harmed by the negligence of others. We know the challenges in pursing cases for cyclists, and we have had incredible success in doing so.

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