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Bicycle accidents occur more than people realize. According to the CDC In 2015 in the United States, over 1,000 bicyclists died and there were almost 467,000 bicycle-related injuries. Even when a rider is being careful and following the rules of the road, an accident can still happen.
During the past year, there have been nearly a half a million bicycle-related injuries. According to the U.S. Product Safety Commission, these accidents required emergency medical treatment and at least half of the bicycle riders were under the age of 16. Head injuries account for 75 percent of all serious injuries and deaths from bicycle accidents. Negligent drivers are a major factor in bicycle accidents. If a driver makes a turn, pulls out of a driveway or alley, or opens a car door without being observant, they are putting bicyclists in danger.
A bicycle provides very little protection to its rider, so injuries sustained may be fatal. There is no competition between a bicycle and a vehicle that weighs thousands of pounds. Drivers must be held accountable for the injuries they cause. Technology like Strava, Garmin, other cycle computers and apps, Go-Pros-and other video devices (as well as motorists event data recorders [black boxes]) come into play more and more these days. You want to hire a lawyer who is an avid cyclist who knows and understands cycling and cycling technology.
If you or a family member is a bicyclist involved in an automobile accident, you need a personal injury attorney to protect your legal rights. Consult with an experienced bicycle accident lawyer in Birmingham before you talk with the insurance company of the person at fault. If you sign the wrong papers, you may give up all your legal claims and settle for far less than you deserve.
After bicycle accidents, bicycle crash victims and their families frequently concentrate on their physical, emotional, or financial challenges. However, the time that the law allows for an adult or child to act to preserve their legal rights starts to run from the day of the bicycle accident.
Daniel Feldman has been an avid bicyclist more than 30 years and has handled numerous bicycle accident cases. He has cycled in excess of 5000 miles for the past 3 decades, with the exception for about 2 years immediately before and after he had his knees replaced. He has represented more injured cyclists than any lawyer in the State. Jon and Danny are also members of BikeLaw – a national organization of experienced and dedicated bicycling attorneys dedicated to advocating for the rights and SAFETY of cyclists. As a Birmingham bicycle accident lawyer, Danny has handled a case resulting in a $2.85 million dollars settlement, among other settlements in the hundreds of thousands of dollars.
If you would like to know more about your rights if you are involved in a bicycle accident, in Birmingham, Homewood, Mountain Brook, Montgomery, Huntsville, Mobile, or anywhere in Alabama please schedule a free initial consultation with a bicycle accident lawyer for a case evaluation by calling Lewis & Feldman, LLC locally at 205-254-6060, toll-free at 888-295-7409 or complete our contact form. You can also email us at jon@LewisAndFeldman.com and dfeldman@LewisAndFeldman.com. We’re the Alabama bicycle accident attorneys who can help you receive the justice you deserve.