Bart Costello has represented many, many bicyclists who were injured or killed through no fault of their own. According to the National Highway Traffic and Safety Administration (NHTSA), bicycle accidents are one of the leading causes of death and injuries to minors. All told, these tragic crashes lead to nearly 1,000 fatalities every year and nearly 50,000 injuries.
Whether you were struck by a car, or your 10-year old suffered a concussion after a careless driver rolled through a stop sign and hit her bike, you may have recourse through the legal system. Oftentimes, automobile or truck insurance, or other insurance can help pay for your medical bills, time off of work, injuries, and bike damage.
Common Causes of Bike Crashes
1. Careless/negligent drivers.
Cars, motorcycles and trucks share the roads with cyclists. However, as we know, drivers of bigger vehicles don’t pay attention to bicyclists in the same way as they register other motor vehicles. In some sense, vehicle drivers suffer a kind of “blindness” towards bikers that can precipitate crashes. In addition, drivers cause collisions who are fatigued, angry, under the influence of alcohol or drugs, or distracted by cell phones and mobile technology.
To determine who or what might be at fault for what happened to you — and to seek compensation from a driver through their insurer — call an experienced bicycle accident attorney today for a confidential and thorough free consultation.