Bicycle Accidents FAQ

If I was injured in an accident caused by a bicycle malfunction am I eligible for compensation for my injuries?

Yes, you may be eligible for compensation if your accident was caused by a defective bicycle part including brake failure, failure of the welding on the bicycle frame, defective bicycle pedals or the malfunction of a bike’s tire.

I was injured when I was hit by a vehicle while riding a bicycle near an intersection. Should I speak with a lawyer about filing a personal injury claim?

Yes, you should speak with a lawyer about filing a personal injury claim. Some of the most common accidents in which a bicyclist is hit by a motorist take place at the intersections of streets. These accidents may be caused when a motorist turns in front of someone riding a bicycle or pulls out in front of them. Bicyclists can also be injured when drivers don’t yield at intersections or run red lights or stop signs. If a bicyclist has been injured in any of these sorts of situations, they are eligible for compensation for their injuries sustained in the accident.

What if I don’t have insurance, can I still file a claim?

Even cyclists who don’t have insurance can seek accident benefits from the at-fault driver’s automobile insurance or the Motor Vehicle Accident Claims Fund. They can also seek a personal injury claim against the at-fault driver or party who caused the accident.

A word from our clients

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"My wife was involved in a very serious motor vehicle collision several years ago, and luckily she survived, but unfortunately she suffered some injuries."
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January 8, 2016

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