Wisconsin Bicycle Accident Lawyer
Every year across the state of Wisconsin there are around 1,000 crashes involving bicyclists. In 2012 there were 691 bicyclists injured and 9 people killed. In almost all bike accidents, the incident is a result of a collision with either a motor vehicle or another bicycle.
If you have been injured or lost a loved one in a bicycle accident, then you may have the right to financial compensation for your damages. Contact a Wisconsin personal injury lawyer to assess your case and discuss your legal options.
Our experienced Wisconsin Bicycle Accident Attorneys will support you through this time and answer you honestly about your choices and changes of winning a lawsuit. We are here to help.
The most common types of bicycle accidents involve:
- Reckless riding/driving
- Motorists failing to yield the right of way to a straight through bicyclist
- Motorist driving out of control
- Bicyclists riding through red light
- Motorist riding through a red light
- Motorists turning right on a red light
- Bicycle collisions
- Bicyclist hitting a fixed object
- Faulty manufacturing
Bike accidents are often worse than motor vehicle accidents. After all, a cyclist only has a helmet as protection while a motorist has a dome of steel protecting them. This is why motor vehicle/bicycle accidents can be deadly for the cyclist. A bicycle accident can do serious harm to your body. Brain injuries, knee and back injuries, broken bones, skull fractures are only some of the injuries sustained.
Who is to blame for your injuries?
Cycling is an excellent way to stay in shape and reduce your carbon footprint. However, you should not have to risk your safety every time you get on your bike. If you have sustained an injury due to a bicycle accident, then you may have the right to compensation if the accident was due to someone else’s negligence. This could be the motor vehicle or other cyclist that hit you, the transport department or even the manufacturer of a faulty bike.
At Bye, Goff and Rohde, Ltd we make it our mission to help all victims of accidents, whether in a car, in a truck, on the street or on a bike. We will sit down with you and assess your case and speak to experts in the field to determine your best chance for success. Compensation from a personal injury lawsuit can help pay for your unexpected costs due to the injury including:
- Medical related costs such as hospitalization, medications, specialists consultations, medical equipment and surgery
- Loss of income and projected income
- Rehabilitation expenses including occupational therapy, physical therapy, speech therapy
- Emotional suffering and psychological harm
- Loss of quality of life
- Additional expenses incurred
Whether you have sustained a serious injury or are enquiring on behalf of a loved one, you can turn to the legal guidance and compassionate support offered at Wisconsin personal injury law firm Bye, Goff and Rohde.
Contact us for a free consultation with a Wisconsin personal injury attorney you can trust.