Over the last decade, more bicyclists are on the road than ever before. Bicycling to work and across the city is a great way to help the environment and stay healthy at the same time. Unfortunately, many of our modern cities were not designed with bicycles in mind. As such, infrastructure issues have led to an increase in bicycle fatalities in urban areas.
While the number of bicycle accidents has been on the decline in recent years, the number of bicycle fatalities has not. In fact, it’s trending in the opposite direction. In 2015, there were 45,000 bicycle accidents in the United States and the number of fatal bicycle accidents increased by more than 12%. This is unsettling for safety advocates who have spent years upgrading roads and bike pathways, and improving safety laws.
Why have fatal bicycle accidents increased? An increase in bicycling has meant that there are newer cyclists on the road. These cyclists may be unfamiliar with the rules of biking on the road and with safe biking practices. In addition, drivers are not using extra caution when sharing the road with cyclists. They are driving distracted and impaired and this increases the likelihood that a cyclist won’t be seen on the road. Lastly, cities have not changed their infrastructures enough to handle the influx of bicycles on the road. Many don’t even have designated bike paths for bicyclists to ride in.
Common Causes of Fatal Bicycle Accidents
There are many reasons why bicycle accidents can be fatal, but the most common causes are:
- Driver inattention
- Failure to yield
- Rider inattention
- Dangerous roads
- Night time riding
- Lack of infrastructure
- Impaired drivers
At Paysinger Law, our Denver bicycle accident lawyers have successfully represented injured bicyclists after a serious accident. We know that injured bicyclists often face an uncertain future with serious injuries. As such, any settlement we obtain should reflect any and all future injury expenses. We work diligently to protect your rights to compensation every step of the way. We know that injured bicyclists need money to pay for:
- Medical expenses
- Long-term care expenses
- Lost wages
- Loss of future earnings
- Pain and suffering
- Decreased quality of life
Contact Our Denver Bicycle Accident Lawyers Today
If you or someone you love has been injured in a bicycle accident, it is important to seek legal representation quickly. You have a right to seek compensation from the at fault driver. Call the Denver bicycle accident attorneys at Paysinger Law, P.C. today. Our law firm offers FREE case consultations and can be reached at 303.279.0221. We are here to help you during this difficult time.
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