Herrling Clark Law Firm Ltd.
When Your Future is at Stake

Common Causes of Bicycle Accidents

on in Bicycle Accidents

b2ap3_thumbnail_Green-Bay-bicycle-accident-lawyers.jpgAccording to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), bicycle accidents account for about 2 percent of all traffic fatalities. Even more, bicyclists are injured. Who is at fault for these accidents, and what really causes them? Learn more about the causes and fault in bicycle accidents with help from the following information. 

A Closer Look at the Anatomy of a Bicycle Accident

While bicycle accident victims may be from any area and of any age, there are some interesting commonalities among victims. For example, children are one of the most common victims; they are also the most likely to suffer a fatality. In bicycle crashes involving adults, 83 percent are male. Also, the majority of bicycle accident deaths (68 percent) occur in urban areas, and about 22 percent occur after 9 PM.

Causes of Bicycle Accidents 

When a bicycle accident happens, people often assume it is the cyclist to blame. However, statistics indicate that over half are the fault of another motorist. However, this is a misconception. In fact, at least half are caused by the driver of another vehicle. More specifically, 18 percent occurred because a driver failed to see a cyclist. Around 22 percent are caused by a driver or passenger opening their door and hitting the cyclist. 

Who is at Fault in a Bicycle Accident? 

Determining who might be at fault in a bicycle accident can be far more complicated than most people realize. There may be many factors and issues involved. For example, one-third of all bicycle accidents involve intoxication of either the driver or the cyclist. Poor road conditions may also play a factor. Drivers may even hit a cyclist if a dog or child runs out into the road. 

Examining every aspect of the case can help to determine who may be at fault for a cyclist’s injuries. Accident recreation is often necessary. Do not face the battle on your own. Instead, contact a seasoned personal injury lawyer to determine if you may be owed compensation for your losses and injuries. 

Injured in a Bicycle Accident? Contact Our Green Bay Bicycle Accident Lawyers

If you or your loved one has suffered an injury in a bicycle accident, contact Herrling Clark Law Firm, Ltd. for assistance. Seasoned and experienced, our Appleton bicycle accident lawyers will work hard to ensure you receive full and fair compensation for your losses. Call 920-739-7366 and schedule your free consultation to get started. 

Source:

https://crashstats.nhtsa.dot.gov/Api/Public/ViewPublication/812151

Appleton Office
800 North Lynndale Drive
Appleton, WI
54914-3017
(920) 739-7366
map
Green Bay Office
2740 South Oneida Street
Green Bay, WI
54304-5751
(920) 468-7366
map
New London Office
105 East Waupaca Street
New London, WI
54961-1227
(920) 982-9652
map
Oshkosh Office
510 North Koeller Street
Oshkosh, WI
54902
(920) 385-0616
map
  • Wisconsin Association for Justice
  • State Bar of Wisconsin
  • American Bar Association
  • American Association for Justice
Herrling Clark Law Firm Ltd. is located in Appleton, Wisconsin, and serves clients in Fox Valley, Outagamie County, Brown County, Door County, Kewaunee County, Manitowoc County, Sheboygan County, Fond du Lac County, Calumet County, Winnebago County, including Appleton, New London, Clintonville, Neenah, Oshkosh, DePere, Fond du Lac, Sheboygan, Manitowoc, Kewaunee, Sturgeon Bay, Marinette, Neenah, Chilton, Menasha, Shawano, Waupaca, Wausau, and Green Bay, Wisconsin.
Back to Top