Car and Bicycle Accidents
Bicycles and automobiles often must share the road, and both have rules and regulations that they must follow for the safety of themselves and others. However, it can be hard for both cyclists and drivers to always make correct split-second decisions regarding safety. There were over 1,000 bicycle accidents reported to the Wisconsin Department of Transportation in 2010, and nearly all of them involved an injury or death.
Causes of Car-Bicycle Accidents
There are many ways that a motor vehicle on bicycle accident might occur, but studies have found that the majority are caused by motor vehicle drivers. Causes include:
- Driver or cyclist not being aware of others on the road or general road conditions
- Driver operating a vehicle under the influence of alcohol or drugs, or otherwise impaired
- Driver or cyclist not signaling properly
- Driver or cyclist not yielding properly
No matter who causes a car and bike accident, both parties may be injured or suffer property damage. Obviously, cyclists are more vulnerable and are likely to suffer greater harm. Injuries could include broken bones, head injuries, or other major trauma. These injuries could also lead to loss of work or income or other financial and emotional difficulties.
If you or a loved one has been involved in collision involving a motor vehicle and a bicycle, you may be entitled to financial compensation for your suffering. You should not have to face the physical, emotional, and financial stress of such a loss alone. Contact the Racine car accident lawyers of Habush Habush & Rottier S.C. at 800-242-2874 today to speak with someone dedicated to pursuing justice in your situation.