According to the Wisconsin Department of Transportation, bike accidents are all too common in the state of Wisconsin, especially in the warmer summer months. In 2015, one bicyclist was injured or killed every 9.7 hours. There were 1,000 crashes involving bicyclists in 2015, which resulted in the deaths of 15 bicyclists and injuries to another 907 bicyclists. Given the relative size and speed of a bicycle as compared to even a small passenger vehicle, the impact of a crash on the bicyclist is sure to be much more serious than the impact on the driver of the vehicle. Therefore, it is essential that everyone from children to older individuals know the basics of bike safety in order to avoid tragic accidents that can lead to serious injuries and even death.
There are some relatively simple steps that you can take to avoid bicycle accidents, including the following:
Drivers also need to be mindful and share the road with bicyclists, particularly in areas with bike paths and a lot of bicycle traffic. A bicycle can easily end up in a driver’s blind spot due to its small size, and even the smallest impact from a motor vehicle can cause a bicyclist serious injuries.
If you or a loved one is involved in a bike accident, or any other type of accident, you definitely will need the advice and counsel of an experienced lawyer who can evaluate your options, based on your situation, and assist you in making the decisions in your case that are best for you and your family. The Madison personal injury attorneys of Boller & Vaughan handle personal injury cases on a daily basis, and we know what it takes to get the compensation that you need. Take the first step and contact our office today to set up your free consultation with one of our Wisconsin bike accident lawyers.
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We live in Friendship, Wisconsin, and Boller & Vaughan came to our doorstep to discuss our mother’s wrongful death claim on a Saturday morning. Not only were we pleased with the large recovery, we were so thankful to have lawyers who were willing to explain to us every twist and turn along the way. It is great to know there is a law firm that will fight for the rights of elderly people all over Wisconsin.
Mr. Boller and Ms. Vaughan were incredible in working on my case and my daughter’s case. I was out of work and in the hospital with a new baby. Mr. Boller and Ms. Vaughan protected our rights and it was a pleasure to work with them. I hope never to be in another motor vehicle accident, however, if I am and I am injured, I will contact Boller & Vaughan immediately.
I was referred to Michelle through a friend. I have never had a better experience. It took a little over a year to get my settlement but the staff there stayed in constant contact and kept me in the loop. Oh, and Michelle actually got me MORE money than we discussed. I will refer anyone to this firm. Words cannot do justice the thanks that I have for Michelle and her staff (Mary especially) thank you guys so much!
After my husband died as a result of a motor vehicle accident, Boller & Vaughan spent countless hours talking with me, meeting with me in person, and making sure that I was okay. The drunk driver who hit us did not have any insurance, and we had to make a claim through our own insurance. Boller & Vaughan was fantastic at explaining the law to me and the handling of our claims.
After my son was injured in a daycare setting, Ms. Vaughan took the time to thoroughly investigate our case and my son’s injuries. Michele was approachable and had answers to our questions. Talking with her helped to relieve many of our anxieties.