Bicycle Accidents

BICYCLE ACCIDENT CHECKLIST

A pedestrian death occurs about every 1.6 hours on the nation’s roads according to the CDC. That amounts to over 5,000 deaths a year. Thousands of pedestrians sustain serious injuries. Recently, there were 857 bicyclists killed in traffic, in one year, in the U.S. There were thousands of injuries, including broken bones and brain injuries. Most bicyclist deaths occur between 6 p.m. and 9 p.m. and overwhelmingly in urban areas as opposed to rural areas.

For those who survive these types of accidents, the injuries are often life-altering. If you or a loved one is injured as a bicyclist or pedestrian you should remember the following:

If You Are Injured in A Pedestrian or Bicycle Accident:

  • Call 911. Document the collision with the police and seek medical attention as your injuries could be internal or develop after the at-fault driver leaves.
  • Do not move until emergency responders arrive. Movement can aggravate your injuries or cause them to become permanent.
  • Get the driver’s information, even if you feel fine at the scene. It is not uncommon for pain to gradually increase after the adrenaline subsides. Without the driver’s name, address, license number, and insurance information, you may never be able to make a claim if your symptoms worsen.
  • Contact a personal injury lawyer as soon as possible.

Both pedestrians and bicyclists have rights under the law. One of our experienced personal injury attorneys in Aurora can research both state law and municipal ordinances to advise you of those rights. The at-fault driver may, or may not, have adequate insurance coverage for your medical bills, wage loss, injuries, and other losses. It is important to determine quickly if there is insurance coverage to determine if you qualify for a claim through either through criminal restitution or, in some instances, the appropriate victims' compensation funds.

Bicycle Accident Attorneys in Colorado

Contact one of the top personal injury attorneys in Colorado at Norton| Bowers | Hofstra, P.C. for a free case evaluation and consultations. Virtually all personal injury cases can be handled on a percentage or contingent fee basis. That means that we only collect an attorney's fee if we are successful on your behalf in settling your claims or winning at trial.

We offer an attentive and personalized service that reflects your needs and answers your questions. For more information about our ability to represent your interests effectively, contact Norton | Bowers | Hofstra, P.C., today at 303-400-8100. Home, evening, telephone, and weekend visits are available.