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Most Bicycle Accidents Resulting in Serious Injuries Involve Another Vehicle

There are many different causes of bicycle accidents. It has been determined that most bicycle accidents that result in a serious injury happen when a motor vehicle driver is not paying attention to the area surrounding their vehicle. If the operator of a car, van, truck, bus or other motor vehicle comes into contact with a bicycle causing serious personal injury the driver may be held responsible.

A bicycle accident that does not involve a car, truck or other object provides a small amount of energy whereas a accident involving another object can provide a significant amount of energy.

Personal injuries are related to the energy produced by the accident. Falling off and hitting obstructions tends to be relatively minor, usually not involving a hospitalization.

There have been Advancements in Bicycle Safety

There are many programs such as the Effective Cycling program together with changing National Standards that are designed for the protection of the those who enjoy bicycle riding.

Legal Help for Bicycle Accident Personal Injury Victims

If you or a family member are suffering from personal injuries resulting from a bicycle accident contact the Finz firm now toll free at (855) TOP-FIRM to speak with an experienced bicycle accident lawyer or simply complete the Free Bicycle Accident Case Evaluation form.

Related News for Bicycle Accidents

Multiple Bicycle Accidents at Same Intersection

July 26, 2018 | Finz & Finz, P.C.

An incident in Connecticut is drawing attention to the fact that some intersections are the site of recurrent bicycle-car accidents.  A six year old boy on a bicycle was struck and killed by a car in Bristol, Connecticut on July 24th, 2018 while at an intersection where a bike path meets a road.  This is the third fatal accident involving a child on a bicycle at that intersection.

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Death of Legend to Draw Attention to Bicycling Risks

April 19, 2017 | Finz & Finz, P.C.

Mike Hall is a legend in the world of endurance cycling, having held a variety of world records.  But fame and fortune are not enough to protect even a legend from a deadly interaction between bicycle and car.

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When “The Greatest Show on Earth” Folds Its Tent

February 01, 2017 | Leonard L. Finz

I remember how excited I was when my parents told me we were going to the circus. I’m going back more than 80 years, when the famed Ringling Brothers, Barnum & Bailey Circus was an annual fixture at Madison Square Garden in Manhattan. As a youngster how could I not be overwhelmed by the brassy music, the trapeze, the clowns, the elephants, the smells of the menagerie, and the total atmosphere of merriment, madness, and joy? The circus has just closed its doors forever and its tent has come down permanently.

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CitiBike Expansion Continues in an Effort to Take More Cars off NYC Roads

December 01, 2016 | Finz & Finz, P.C.

When the Citi Bike program launched in New York City in 2013, residents were skeptical about and even opposed to the concept of a bicycle sharing program in the Big Apple. Now, three and a half years later, Citi Bike is the largest ride share program in the U.S. As it continues to grow, officials are looking to expand into more of the five boroughs to try to remove commuters from cars and give residents an alternate form of transportation.

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Bicycle Accidents Can Happen Anywhere at Any Time

April 28, 2016 | Finz & Finz, P.C.

As the weather continues to warm up, more bicycles begin to appear on our roads and highways. Whether as a form of recreation and exercise, or as alternate means of commuting, riding a bicycle can be dangerous. The New York area has already seen serious bicycle accidents this spring so it is important to step back and remind ourselves of the ways to minimize the risks of being involved in one.

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Bicycle Accidents: Known But Not Acted Upon

February 13, 2015 | Finz & Finz, P.C.

The story plays out the same way again and again.  No one pays much attention to bicycle safety until a cyclist is struck by a car and either badly injured or killed.  The local media finally brings attention to the dangers of being a bicyclist surrounded by massive automobiles, and city councils or state governments move to change laws to make things safer.  But by the time the new law comes up for a vote, everyone has forgotten about the terrible tragedy, and nothing ever changes.

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Bicycle Accidents: A Model Case

November 25, 2014 | Finz & Finz, P.C.

Being pretty is no protection.  Some people seem to lead charmed lives, as if nothing can ever go wrong for them.  They are rich and attractive.  They have good jobs and wonderful friends.  They have beautiful spouses and take wonderful vacations around the world.  But none of these things offer protection against bad things happening to any of us.

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Bike Riding Healthy, Yet Potentially Dangerous

May 01, 2014 | Finz & Finz, P.C.

Riding a bicycle is an exuberant activity that all ages can enjoy. Schoolchildren ride bikes to get to and from school and visit friends. College students tool around campus to get to and from class and to their dorms or apartments. Families enjoy riding bikes together on warm, spring days. Riding a bike provides a practical activity for adults who want to improve their health and reduce their carbon footprints.

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Summer’s Here: Watch the Road for Kids on Bikes

June 27, 2013 | Finz & Finz, P.C.

A California town sponsored a Ride of Silence bicycling event, and recently honored a 12-year old who was killed in September 2012 while riding her bike on a busy street.  Hailey Ratliff was killed when a commercial truck driver made a hasty decision to avoid upcoming construction and turned in the path of Hailey who was riding her bike along the side of the road.  While heroic in the community’s efforts to honor Hailey’s spirit, the event is a just a sad reminder of how children fall in the line of fire with bicycle injuries and death all the time.

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Bicycle Accidents: Wearing A Helmet To Protect Against Injury

March 19, 2013 | Finz & Finz, P.C.

As parents, we worry about our kids any time they venture from home, from little ones riding a bike to a friend’s house, to older ones embarking on their first major off-road adventure.  Their safety is our main concern.  Many kids may have even received bikes this holiday season.  After all, a two-wheeler is a right of passage for those who graduate from training wheels to a bigger and better style of transportation.  And, biking continues to be a recreation sport for adults as we purchase mountain bikes of various styles and features. The more expensive the better.

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