Wisconsin Attorney Seeks Compensation for Bicycle Accident Victims
Oshkosh firm aggressively representing injured bicyclists throughout the state
Bicycling is a popular form of recreation, as well as an environmentally sound form of daily transportation. Under Wisconsin law, bicyclists are entitled to share the road with motorists, but riding in traffic can still be dangerous. According to the Wisconsin Department of Transportation, about 60 percent of all adult bicycle accidents are caused by motorists. These crashes can result in devastating injuries and even death. Located in Oshkosh, Apex Accident Attorneys, LLC is ready and able to fight effectively for the rights of bicyclists of all ages when they are struck by a motor vehicle anywhere in Wisconsin.
Why do bicycle accidents occur?
Bicycle accidents can have many causes, some of which overlap in certain accidents. Actions that frequently lead to bike crashes include:
- Negligent motorists failing to yield the right of way at intersections
- Motorists turning left into the path of oncoming bicyclists
- Motorists passing bicyclists and then making a right turn that cuts them off
- Motorists sideswiping bicyclists because they are not paying attention when making a lane change
- Bicyclists encountering road hazards, such as potholes, sewer grates, rails and debris
Road hazards usually aren’t caused by motorists, but might be the fault of the government agency or company that caused them. Alternatively, a public body or construction company might have violated their duty to maintain safe conditions. Bicyclists can be particularly susceptible to accidents, due to the difficulty motorists may have in noticing them, and young bicyclists are further hampered by their inexperience.
You can bicycle more safely by observing the rules of the road and keeping an eye out for other traffic. However, even if you are partly responsible for the accident we might still be able to win injury damages from the other parties at fault, either at trial or through settlement negotiations. If you or a loved one is injured while riding a bike, Attorney George W. Curtis, Jr. will investigate the accident, identify the culpable parties, demand appropriate compensation from each liable party and, if necessary, bring suit against them to recover damages.
What kinds of injuries are common in bicycle accidents?
Bicycles offer little protection to riders if a collision occurs, though helmets and other protective gear can help. As a result, a bicyclist involved in an accident can suffer an array of serious and even catastrophic personal injuries, depending on the nature of the accident and the conditions in which it occurred, including:
- Broken bones
- Skin lacerations
- Head trauma and brain injury
- Spinal injury and paralysis
- Pain and suffering
- Emotional distress
Some of these injuries can result in high medical bills and have long-term impacts on the victim’s ability to earn a living. Furthermore, an injured party’s psychological health might suffer. Because of this, it is all the more important to hire an experienced and able attorney to represent you. My firm has a long track record of winning favorable results for injured clients and aggressively seeks to collect appropriate payment for them in a verdict or settlement.
Contact an experienced bicycle accident lawyer for a free consultation
Apex Accident Attorneys, LLC in Oshkosh advocates on behalf of bicycle accident victims throughout Wisconsin. Please call or contact me online to schedule a free consultation regarding your case.