Bicycle Accidents: 2021 Statistics & How to find a Lawyer

Bicycle Accidents: 2021 Statistics & How to find a Lawyer

Were you involved in a bicycle crash? We will walk you through the steps to take once an accident occurs and how to find representation for yourself. Even if you haven’t been in a bicycle crash, if you are a frequent cyclist or driver it is important to be educated on bicycle crash facts and protocol.

Bicycle Accident Statistics 2021

The statistics behind bicycle crashes are shocking. Crashes involving motor vehicles and cyclists are very dangerous and can often be fatal. It is crucial to understand the severity and danger surrounding bicycle accidents on the road.

In 2018, 857 bikers were involved in fatal car accidents in the United States. Since 2010, this number has been rising dramatically. This increase is also unique to bicycle and motor vehicle accidents because the number of driver and passenger accident fatalities have never been lower than in recent years. Bikers and drivers need to be aware of the danger of bicycle crashes and take proper precautions to lower these numbers. In 2020, even with the COVID-19 pandemic slowing car traffic, cyclist death tolls still increased throughout the year.

The majority of bicycle accident crashes that were fatal for the cyclist, the majority were not wearing helmets. 61% of the bikers killed in 2019 were not wearing helmets. You can help prevent fatal bicycle accidents by wearing a helmet and encouraging others to do the same. Understanding these bicycle accident statistics is so important to help lower these fatality numbers.

It is also important to understand the types of bicycle accidents that are most dangerous and where they happen. About 37% of fatal bicycle accidents occur at intersections. One of the most common types of bicycle accidents is a left hand turn. This is when the driver turns left directly into the biker’s path that is coming in the opposite direction. The driver most often does not notice the biker until it is too late. Another common type of bicycle accident is a right hook. This is when a cyclist is riding alongside a vehicle in a bike lane or on a right shoulder and the driver takes a right turn, crossing the path of the cyclist.

How do I find a Bicycle Accident Lawyer?

Bicycle accidents can be very traumatic experiences. Follow this list of procedures if you have been involved in a bicycle accident.

  1. Call 911.
  2. Make sure that the officer on site files a police report.
  3. Leave your bike in the same state that it was found after the crash.
  4. Get the contact information of everyone involved including witnesses and the officer.
  5. Seek medical attention, even if you do not feel unwell immediately.
  6. Take photos of all of your injuries and record how you feel each day.
  7. Don’t provide any written or recorded statements until you find a lawyer.

It is in your best interest to seek help from an experienced bicycle accident lawyer if you want to get the justice and compensation that you truly deserve. In addition, your lawyer will work on your behalf so you can focus on making a full recovery. Unfortunately, victims who try to handle their case on their own do not get the settlement they deserve because they don’t have skilled attorneys working tirelessly on their behalf. Contact our team today at Daneshgar Law for the help you need.

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