The state has put in miles of bike lanes for cyclists across the region to use for recreation or to get back and forth to work, school, and home. While the risks for cyclists have decreased over the past decade or so, thousands of cyclists are injured every year in accidents. Sadly, more than 45,000 cyclists were injured and over 800 more killed in fatal accidents in the United States in 2015 alone.
The most common cause of motor vehicle bike accidents is human error. As innocuous as that sounds, when the error involves a motor vehicle, the results are usually severe. The most common types of cycling accidents are:
- Motor vehicle turning across path of cyclist
- Motor vehicle emerging into path of cyclist
- Bicyclists turning across traffic
When a driver’s bad behaviors cause property loss, injury, or death, the law holds that driver responsible and allows the victims or their families to seek damages from that driver. Dolan Law Firm provides effective representation for victims of these unfortunate accidents. Contact us today to pursue justice and meaningful compensation. We offer free case evaluations.