Oklahoma City Bicycle Accident Lawyers
Know Your Rights as a Bicycle Accident Victim
Bicycling is a popular way to get around in Oklahoma City, where cyclists have access to an extensive network of bicycle paths stretching across the city and its suburbs. Despite increased bicycle traffic and awareness of bicycle safety laws, cyclists are at risk of getting seriously injured in accidents with cars. In fact, in 2013, according to the Oklahoma Department of Public Safety, 76 bicycle accidents were reported. The majority of those crashes – 18 – involved cyclists under 16 years old.
If you or someone you love has suffered injuries in a car accident and you believe another individual should be held responsible, get in touch with our Oklahoma City bicycle accident attorneys right away. When you choose to work with us, we will provide you with a no obligation consultation.
Call the Law Offices of Dan Davis now, and let us put our knowledge and skill on your side.
Common Causes of Bicycle Accidents
It is important that drivers understand bicyclists have a right to be on the road. However, that doesn’t stop many drivers from making careless or reckless decisions when cyclists are nearby. Drivers have an obligation to give cyclists enough room when passing them, but unfortunately, inattentive drivers do not always fulfill this duty. A large number of accidents occur when cars merge into cyclists, turn in front of them, or strike them from behind.
Circumstances that commonly lead to a bicycle accident include:
- Driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol
- Failing to signal and check blind spot before changing lanes
- Ignoring stop signs and yield signs
- Driving with distractions (cell phones, loud music, etc.)
Consequences of a Bicycle Accident
Bicycle accidents often lead to serious injury for the rider. Among the most common are fractures and broken bones. In some cases, serious injuries may require surgery, leaving the victim with weeks or months of recovery time. With an inability to work during recovery, medical bills can quickly add up, spelling serious financial difficulty for a victim and his or her family.
If you or someone you know has been hurt in a bicycle accident, please contact an Oklahoma City personal injury lawyer at our firm to request a free initial case evaluation. We stand ready to investigate the facts of your case and help you pursue the just compensation you need to recover from your accident.Our team is dedicated to sending a message that cyclists have a right to use the road, and drivers who don’t respect their rights will be held accountable.
Call (405) 531-9983 to get started with your complimentary case review.