If you or a loved one has been injured in a bicycle accident, it is important that you understand your rights. Please call Boller & Vaughan at (608) 268-0268 today to schedule a free consultation with one of our Madison bicycle accident lawyers.
The Center for Disease Control and Prevention reports that over 500,000 people receive emergency treatment and more than 700 die as a result of bicycle accidents in the United States every year.
Thanks to the educational efforts of programs like Bike Madison and advocacy groups like The Bicycle Federation of Wisconsin, accidents in our area are not as common as in many other metro areas. However, even in our bicycle friendly community, hundreds of cyclists sustain serious injury in accidents on a yearly basis.
Bicycle accidents often result in serious personal injury such as traumatic brain injury, spinal cord injury, and disfigurement. To help reduce your risk for serious injury, Bike Madison suggests you always:
- Wear a helmet
- Remain visible to drivers
- Use hand signals
- Stay alert of your surroundings
- Go with the flow of traffic
- Stay in your lane
- Avoid distractions such as cellphones
- Obey all traffic signs and signals
However, even if you are the most respectful and responsible cyclists on the road, you cannot always protect yourself from the drivers of motor vehicles.
If you are injured in a motor vehicle accident, you need an experienced Madison accident attorney on your side as soon as possible to make sure that you are treated fairly and provided the compensation you deserve.
The Wisconsin accident attorneys at Boller & Vaughan would be happy to meet with you for free to discuss your case and help you better understand your rights.
If you have been injured in a bicycle accident in Madison, Wisconsin, please contact Boller & Vaughan, LLC today to schedule a free consultation with an experienced Madison bicycle accident lawyer.