Indianapolis and Evansville Bike Accident Attorneys: Helping You When Others Fail to Share the Road
As the popularity of bicycling increases, both for recreational purposes and to get to and from work, more and more people will be involved in bicycle accidents. Barsumian Law LLC handles personal injury claims arising from bicycle accidents, which according to recent statistics account for over 2% of traffic-related fatalities in the U.S. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, deaths from bicycle accidents occurred most frequently in the early evening and a majority of them in urban areas. In one recent year, over 800 bicyclists were killed in motor vehicle collisions.
Bicycle Accidents Can Occur Because Other Drivers Engage in:
- Driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs
- Driving while fatigued or falling asleep
- Driving at an unsafe speed
- Failing to yield the right of way
- Disregarding traffic control signals
- Driving left of center or on the wrong side of the road
- Improper passing
- Improper turning
- Improper lane usage
- Following too closely
- Unsafe backing
- Driving while texting or talking on the phone
- Driver distractions
- Driving too fast for weather conditions
- Unsafe lane movement
Drivers of cars, vans, and trucks have to share the roadway with bicyclists. While the most common bicycle accidents are from falls, the most serious bicycle accidents are from accidents and collisions with other vehicles, which can cause injuries like bone fractures and compressions, amputations, concussions, and other traumatic brain injuries, spinal injuries, and death.
Drivers can help reduce the likelihood of bicycle accidents by keeping a proper lookout, appropriately yielding the right of way, obeying traffic control signals, obeying the speed limit, and giving plenty of room to bicyclists.
Bicyclists can also reduce the likelihood of accidents and serious injuries by using appropriate bicycle equipment, wearing appropriate clothing, riding defensively and predictably, and improving one’s bicycle riding skills.
Evansville and Indianapolis Bike Accident Attorneys for Bikers Injured by the Negligence of OthersThe injury lawyers at Barsumian Law LLC have handled vehicle-bicycle collisions, including bicycle accidents in which liability is disputed by the vehicle driver. If you have been hit by a motor vehicle while biking, contact the accident attorneys at Barsumian Law LLC for more information on how we might be able to assist you and obtain money for your injuries and damages. Call (812) 490-0820 or (317) 644-6975.