Bicycle accident

Bicycle Accident

BICYCLE ACCIDENT LAWYER

Bicycle Injury Attorneys in Huntsville AL

Have you or a loved one been injured or killed in a bicycle accident? Our attorneys not only litigate serious bicycle accident cases, we also cycle ourselves. As one of Huntsvilles top rated personal injury law fims and cyclists, we understand the laws and how drivers fail to pay attention to cyclists on the road and cause serious bicycle accidents. People who ride bicycles on streets and highways in Alabama have all of the same legal rights and privileges as motorists. Even though bicycles share the same responsibilities as automobiles, unfortunately they are much easier to hit and result in greater, even catastrophic injuries. Many bicycle accidents occur in the bike lane, crosswalks and in the blind spots of other vehicles. If you or any of your loved ones are involved in a bicycle accident in Huntsville, Alabama, our bicycle accident attorneys are here to help. We offer no obligation FREE CONSULTATIONS. Call now. Call 256-534-3435. We are here to help.

Bike Accident Injuries

If you have been struck while riding a bike, chances are that you have sustained severe injuries. Although mandatory helmet laws and the use of other safety equipment such as lights, flashers and proper clothing can reduce the chance of a bike crash, if one does occur, it usually results in significant personal injuries. The most common injuries are:

  • Spinal cord injuries including herniated discs
  • Amputation injuries
  • Fractures of legs, arms, back and ribs
  • Concussions and traumatic brain injuries
  • Contusions and severe cuts and abrasions often called road rash
  • Internal bleeding, crush injuries and injuries to vital organs
  • Death

Causes of Huntsville Bicycle Accidents:

What causes a bicycle accident to occur? A 2009 study found in about 60-75 percent of all cases, the driver of a motor vehicle was solely at-fault for the bicycle accident occurring. Bicycle accidents can be caused by any of the following:

  • Car and Bike Driver negligence
  • Automobile Drunk driving
  • Car and Bike Drivers failing to yield
  • Defective maintenance of bike paths
  • Defective bicycle
  • Intersection collisions
  • Left Turning Vehicle at an Intersection
  • Left Turning Vehicle Through a Gap in Traffic
  • Right Turning Vehicle Traveling Ahead of a Cyclist
  • Right Turning Vehicle Overtaking a Cyclist
  • Doored on the Driver’s Side
  • Doored on the Passenger’s Side
  • Rear-Ended by a Vehicle When Merging Across Lanes to Turn Left
  • Malfunctioning traffic lights
  • Improper placement of utility poles or trees near the roadway
  • Foliage obstructing stop signs or other signs
  • Lack of a properly designed shoulder
  • Improper design or placement of median barriers
  • Improper lane width
  • Improperly designed intersections
  • Narrow bridge abutments
  • Uncovered ditches or obstructions or poor drainage
  • Construction site violations
  • Unexpected backing up
  • Side-swiped by a Passing Vehicle
  • Rear-Ended by a Passing Vehicle
  • Dog attack
  • Potholes

Our Huntsville Bicycle Accident Attorney is Here to Help.

If you or someone you know has suffered an injury while riding a bicycle, call Ferguson and Ferguson today for a free consultation. If you’ve been injured for any of these reasons, you deserve maximum compensation. If you’ve been involved in a bike crash, now is the time to get the best advice available to secure your future medical care and income. Contact our Huntsville bicycle accident attorney to find out what you can recover in your case. When you contact us, it will only take a few minutes of your time to find out if you have a case, and can result in tens of thousands of dollars in compensation for you or your loved ones. Being injured in a bike accident can take a lot out of your physical and emotional health, you need to hire an attorney who understands what you’ve been through and can recover fair compensation to put you back into the position you were before the accident. You have enough on your mind after a bicycle accident, the last thing you need to worry about is paying your hospital bills and recovering lost wages. Call now. Call 256-534-3435 or 256-350-7200. Our bicycle accident attorney is here to help.

For more information on bicycle safety and the law, we would suggest the following links:

http://www.bicyclela.org/Safety.htm

http://www.nhtsa.gov/Bicycles

http://bicicoop.org/post/455718045/alabama-bike-laws

Huntsville Office Location:
303 Williams Avenue SW
Suite 321
Huntsville, AL 35801