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Wisconsin bicycle accident lawyersThanks to environmental concerns and the scaling back of unnecessary expenses among many Americans, the number of cyclists has risen dramatically over the last decade. In fact, statistics indicate that some 66 million people now use a bicycle as their primary mode of transportation.

Unfortunately, the roadways are still designed for passenger vehicles, and that creates challenges and potential risks for cyclists. Add in the potential for distracted, drunk, or drugged drivers and it becomes clear that cyclists need to know how to protect themselves from the risk of serious injury if a bicycle accident occurs. Learn more, including how the assistance of a seasoned, competent lawyer can increase your chances of receiving full and fair compensation after a crash.

Bicycle Accident Statistics

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injuries suffered in bicycle accidents, Wisconsin Personal Injury LawyerAny type of traffic-related accident can be dangerous and has the potential to cause serious injuries. However, some people tend to be at greater risk for more severe injuries than others. Specifically, individuals who ride bicycles on or near roadways often suffer devastating injuries in the event of a collision.

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) reports that in 2013 alone, approximately 48,000 cyclists sustained injuries in accidents and an additional 743 cyclists did not survive their injuries.

While varying factors can lead to a bicycle accident, driver error, road hazards, and other forms of negligence are often to blame. If you have suffered injuries in a bicycle accident, call an Appleton personal injury lawyer for help today. We are available to help you identify who caused your accident and obtain your deserved compensation for medical expenses, lost income and benefits, and much more.

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bicycle accidents, Wisconsin personal injury attorneyAccording to the Wisconsin Department of Transportation, there were 39,370 injuries related to bicycle accidents in 2012. While this is only a small portion of traffic-related injuries that occurred in the state that year, the reality is that an accident can happen to anyone—especially as the weather improves more people venture outdoors on bicycles.

Fortunately, however, there are steps you can take in order to protect yourself if you are involved in a bicycle accident resulting in personal injury.

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