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Common Types of Bicycle Accidents

Bikes are a popular way of getting around, especially in New York. Bikes can be a convenient mode of transportation and a great way to get some exercise. While bike riders may not be as visible as those in cars or other motor vehicles, they are still afforded rights on the road. Unfortunately, people do not always respect those rights. Close to 5,500 people are injured in New York bicycle accidents each year. Bikes do not have the safety features or protection provided by other modes of transportation. This means that bike accidents can quite easily cause traumatic injuries. If you have been injured in a bike accident, contact New York personal injury attorney Michael LoGiudice.

What are the Most Common Types of Bicycle Accidents?

Bicycle accidents most often occur due to inattentive drivers. Bicyclists are smaller and less visible than other cars and trucks and failure to do things like check your blind spot or double check your field of vision will frequently be the cause of hitting a cyclist. The most common types of bicycle accidents are:

    Drive-out accidents: A car could be pulling out of a drive thru, a driveway, or a side street when they enter the path of a bicyclist. The car might directly hit the bike or the bike rider may hit the car due to being unable to stop in time.
    Door accident: This usually will occur when a car is parked on the side of the road and opens a door without checking to see if there is an oncoming bicyclist. The approaching bicycle rider is unable to stop in time to avoid a collision and hits the open door.
    Sideswipe accident: A sideswipe accident happens when a car and a bicyclist are riding next to each other, traveling in the same direction, and the sides of both collide into each other. This can commonly occur due to failure to check the car’s blind spots before changing lanes.
    Defective roadway accident: Another common type of bicycle accident involves things like roadways in disrepair. One pothole may not mean much to a large vehicle, but it can have terrible consequences for a bike rider that hits it, often sending the rider off of the bike itself.

Even while wearing safety equipment such as a helmet and protective clothing, bicyclists involved in accidents can sustained devastating injuries. Cyclists will often sustain:

    Head injury
    Traumatic brain injury
    Neck injury
    Back injury
    Nerve damage
    Road rash
    Broken bones

Be sure to seek immediate medical attention for your injuries.

Rigorously Representing Individuals Injured in Biking Accidents

If you have been injured in a bike accident, contact Attorney Michael LoGiudice as soon as possible. Bicyclists are afforded rights on the road just like other vehicles and when those rights have been violated by another and you have been injured as a result, you deserve to be fairly compensated for your resulting losses. Contact Michael LoGiudice, LLP today and get trusted personal injury representation.

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