Bicycling or cycling is rapidly becoming a more prevalent means of transportation in urban areas, and as a result, more and more people are injured in accidents each year. If you have sustained injuries after being hit by a car while on a bicycle or from a hit and run cycling accident, it is important to contact an experienced personal injury lawyer to learn about your legal options.
According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, hundreds of cyclists die on the road each year due to car accidents, which account for 2% of all traffic fatalities. Additionally, thousand of cyclists are injured in traffic accidents each year and the number continues to increase.
Most cycling injuries occur during summer months and in early evening hours, and predominantly occur in urban areas, at intersections and on major roads.
Cycling injuries from being hit by a car generally affect the cyclist’s head, legs and arms. Some of the most common cycling accident injures are:
If you or a loved one were injured in a bicycle accident, please contact our office for a free evaluation.