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Category: Bicycle Accidents

What Can Cause a Bicycle Accident?

Summary: Drivers can cause bicycle accidents through reckless driving behavior, such as drunk driving, speeding, and drowsy driving Bicycle accidents commonly happen at intersections where drivers run red lights and strike cyclists crossing the street Bicyclists can cause bike accidents themselves when they do not pay full attention to safe riding techniques Bike parts can malfunction, cause a bicyclist to lose control of their bike,

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Common Types of Bicycle Accident Injuries

Summary: Bicycle accidents can expose the bones to severe physical trauma that can lead to a bone fracture Direct blows to the head during bicycle accidents can cause traumatic brain injuries (TBIs) Spinal cord injuries from bicycle accidents can lead to paralysis, difficulties with sensation, and bladder and bowel problems Bicycle accident victims can suffer back and neck injuries, such as facet joint injuries, cervical

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What Safety Gear Can Protect Someone During a Bicycle Accident - The Russo Firm

What Safety Gear Can Protect Someone During a Bicycle Accident?

Bicyclists must wear protective gear to guard them from serious injuries when the driver of a motor vehicle hits them. Bicycles do not have the structure of motor vehicles that can protect those using them from blunt-force trauma, so riders must wear gear that can help cushion the impact of a collision. While the gear cannot fully safeguard a bicyclist from the trauma of an

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What are Left-Hook Bicycle Accidents?

Drivers must be aware of everyone around them before they make a turn because failing to check for other cars, pedestrians, and bicyclists can lead to an accident that can cause severe injuries. Bicyclists commonly suffer severe injuries from a bicycle accident when a driver turns left without checking for a bicyclist. This is called a left-hook bicycle accident and occurs at intersections when a

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What Are The Common Causes of Bicycle Accidents - The Russo Firm

What Are The Common Causes of Bicycle Accidents?

A bicycle accident can cause significant damage and severe injuries to bicyclists because bicycles have little protection to protect them from impact. Bicycle accidents can result from the negligence of bicyclists, motor vehicle drivers, bicycle parts manufacturers, etc. Some common causes of bicycle accidents include distracted driving, speeding, dooring, defective bicycle parts, etc. If you were the victim of a bicycle accident, you could file

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How to Avoid a Bicycle Accident - The Russo Firm

How to Avoid a Bicycle Accident

Bicycle accidents can occur when a bicyclist rides into a heavy object or a driver of a larger vehicle, such as a car, truck, or bus, strikes a bicyclist. This can happen when a driver behaves negligently or recklessly behind the wheel and doesn’t see bicyclists in their path. A bicycle accident involving a larger vehicle can lead to severe injuries, such as back and

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Does Insurance Cover Bicycle Accidents?

Following a car accident, it’s clear that victims can use their auto insurance to cover damages, such as medical bills, lost earning potential, and loss of enjoyment of life. However, it is not apparent what bicycle accident victims should do after a bicycle accident. Depending on the situation that led to the bicycle accident, insurance may or may not apply to cover economic and non-economic

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