At Osterbauer Law Firm our Minnesota Bicycle Accident Injury Lawyers can help you determine the cause of the accident and who is liable. Our lawyers are able to ease your worry and stress by helping make sure the guilty party is held responsible and you are properly compensated.
Any accident can be dangerous, but bicycle accidents are especially risky. Even with the best protective gear any bike accident, but especially accidents with cars or other vehicles can cause serious, devastating injuries, including:
- Traumatic brain injuries
- Broken bones
- Spinal injuries
Bicyclists Are In Danger Of Negligent Drivers
Most serious bicycle injuries are caused by negligent drivers. If drivers paid closer attention many terrible injuries to children and adults on bikes could be avoided. Some of the most common bicycle accidents are caused by drivers: Making turns or lane changes without looking.
- Pulling out of a driveway without looking.
- Opening a Car Doors Without Looking.
- Running or “rolling” stop lights or stop signs.
- Driving while distracted or under the influence.
Drivers are often in a hurry and their need to get where they are going can override the need to make sure there are no kids or adults riding bikes in the area. Distractions such as talking on cell phones or to other people in the vehicle have been proved to reduce a driver’s ability to react in time to prevent an accident. Most dangerous off all intoxication can causes confusion, distraction and is probably the worst type of negligence. If you or a loved one was injured by a drunk diver while riding a bicycle, please call our bicycle injury lawyers to make sure that intoxicated drivers are held responsible for their actions and that you are well compensated for any sustained physical or emotional damage.
If you would like one of our personal injury attorneys to review your bicycle accident claim contact us to arrange a free consultation and case evaluation. In most cases fees are charged as a percentage of any settlement or judgment awarded our clients. If we fail to win your case, you will not be obligated to pay any legal fees.