Bicycling is one of the most popular forms of recreation and transportation in the U.S., with more than 100 million people riding bikes at some point each year.
But studies show more than half of those riders worry about getting hit by a car, and most say they would ride a bicycle more if they didn’t have to worry about a collision. Those concerns are legitimate. Each year, several hundred bicyclists are killed, and around 50,000 are injured in crashes in the U.S. according to the Pedestrian and Bicycle Information Center.
While bicyclists are often blamed for the bike injuries they suffer, the fact is that in most crashes they are not the ones at fault. More often, they are struck by car and truck drivers who fail to control their vehicles and respect cyclists’ rights.
As bicyclists, you have the legal right to share our roadways and you are entitled to the consideration and respect you deserve. The bicycle accident lawyers at Berman & Simmons know and support your rights. We are experts in the laws that protect bicyclists and we understand the unique hazards you face. And we will do what is necessary to win your case.