Mankato Bike Accident Lawyer & Attorney
Bicycling is a fun activity and it is good exercise that can contribute to a healthy lifestyle. In fact, cycling has become very popular over the past three decades, which means more cyclists are being seen on the streets and roads throughout Minnesota. It is when a bicycle accident occurs due to someone else’s negligence that bicycling can turn from an enjoyable activity to a tragedy.
If you or a loved one has been injured or a loved one killed in a bicycling accident due to someone else’s negligence, you may have an injury claim against that person. With the help of an experienced Mankato personal injury attorney, you can pursue the person or persons responsible and recover compensation for the expenses related to the accident.
Addressing The Causes Of Bicycle Accidents
When you contact your attorney as soon as you are able, details of the case are immediately gathered. There are common causes of bicycle accidents in Minnesota and they include:
- Motorist not yielding to the cyclist – the motorist will run a stop sign or not look both ways before moving forward.
- Motorist enters the roadway – The motorist enters the roadway from a parking lot or driveway and does not see the cyclist until right before or when they collide with them.
- Motorist passes the cyclist – The motorist may pass a cyclist and the cyclist not see the motorist. Then again, the cyclist may pass the motorist and the motorist fail to see the cyclist. The cyclist may even swerve to avoid an impact and hit something else.
Bike-car collisions can be the worst type of bicycle accidents because a car can weigh several thousand points and that is a lot compared to the bicyclist and their bicycle. Bicycle accidents can even be caused by pedestrians, defective bicycle parts, and poorly maintained roadways. The injuries can be worsened by defective helmets and safety equipment. Sometimes multiple parties can be named in the personal injury or wrongful death suit because each had a role in the accident and/or the extent of the injuries.
Committed Personal Injury Representation
It is very important for you to call your Southern Minnesota injury attorney as soon as possible so that work can begin on your case immediately. From the moment we begin work on your case, we help you ensure you are receiving the proper medical care and we begin building your case. A strong case can get results through settlement. If a settlement is not reached, then the case can go to trial so that you obtain a monetary amount that will adequately cover current and future medical expenses, lost wages, and other applicable expenses.
Contact Our Mankato Personal Injury Lawyer
Bicycle accidents can be very serious, as one of the most common types of accidents is the one where a motorist collides with a bicyclist. This can result in very serious injuries or even death. If you or a loved one has been injured or killed in a bicycle accident due to someone else’s carelessness, you may have a liability claim. To learn more about your options, call 507-345-4543 to schedule a free consultation.