Bicycle Accidents

Cycling is a wonderful way to get around town, develop stamina, and even spend time with friends and family.

But as every cyclist knows, traveling by bike comes with risks.

In a collision with an automobile, a bicycle offers minimal protection to the rider. Thus, wrongful death and major injuries are often the result of vehicle-related bicycle collisions.

Typically, vehicular collisions with a cyclist are the result of some form of negligence on the part of the automobile driver. According to the CDC, “Nearly 1,000 bicyclists die and over 130,000 are injured in crashes that occur on roads in the United States every year.” The individuals and families impacted by these collisions are often left with significant financial damages. Legally, injured parties are entitled to compensation for their losses.

If you’ve been a victim of a bicycle accident, you deserve justice and the compensation you need to rebuild your life. With Lazenby Law Group, you will gain a personal injury attorney who is here to guide you through this challenging journey, ensuring you receive the support and legal expertise you need.

First Steps After a Bicycle Collision


Contact the police and seek medical attention.

If you have been hit by a car, immediately contact the police so the scene and collision can be documented. Seek medical attention – in a collision involving a bicycle and an automobile the cyclist is likely to suffer some wounds. Injuries often manifest after the adrenaline has worn off, so allowing a doctor to assess you is wise.


Get insurance information from the driver who hit you.

Their insurance company will be contacting you promptly, and you will want to be extremely careful how you answer their calls.


Get contact information for any witnesses at the scene.


Document the scene with photographs if you can.

While photos of the scene can be used as evidence, please remember to never post pictures of the collision to social media or even give an account of the collision online.


Seek legal counsel.

Insurance companies and the motorist are motivated to reduce their liability and thus reduce your compensation for your losses and damages. Choose a personal injury lawyer with experience taking cases to trial. If you want to know your rights and how you can best receive adequate compensation for your damages, an attorney will play an essential role.

Know Your Rights as a Cyclist

In the aftermath of an accident, it’s easy to lose track of the most important thing: your long-term recovery. Too many cyclists settle quickly for a lump sum, rather than waiting for doctors to fully assess their injuries and allowing their bodies to heal. Without this time to see how much you truly recover from your injuries, it’s easy to simply accept a settlement offer in the interest of covering your immediate expenses. However, choosing to wait and see how the collision affects you, in the long run, will give you a more clear picture of your actual damages.

Personal injury attorneys can specialize in different types of law. Ideally, you should choose a personal injury attorney with a track record of representing pedestrians, motorists, and cyclists who have been injured in a wreck. A lawyer with this level of experience will understand all angles of the case, from the insurance company’s desire to reduce liability to the specifics of each law that may impact your case.

If you have been injured in a cycling collision, reach out to our team at Lazenby Law Group.

We will respond to your inquiry promptly, and always offer a free consultation regarding your situation. Our goal it to seek justice in your case, and we will not rest until you have been fully compensated for any damages incurred in the wreck. Contact us today to schedule your consultation. We eagerly look forward to serving your needs!

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