Common Bicycle Accidents In Toledo

The Charles Boyk Law Office has received superior results for their clients that have been injured while riding a bicycle. If you have been injured in a bicycle accident in Ohio is important to note that you do have legal rights. Bicycle accidents can have serious injuries involved. These serious injuries include things like traumatic brain injuries, injuries to the spinal cord, broken bones, neck injuries, back injuries, and much more.

How Accidents Occur

Like many road accidents, bicycle accidents can be prevented if more attention is paid to the people they share the road with. According to the NHTSA, bicycle accidents are most likely to happen in an urban area without an intersection between 4 and 8 pm.  Many safety advances have been made to reduce the possibility of bike accidents including bike lanes and bike mirrors to be able to see the traffic surrounding.

Unfortunately, even with the safety precautions, bicycle accidents still happen. Below are common causes of bike accidents in Ohio that are caused by motorists:

  • Failure to yield
  • Not leaving enough space when passing
  • Turning directly in front of cyclist
  • Speeding
  • Opening door in cyclist’s path

Steps to Take Following An Accident

If you or a loved one have been injured in a bicycle accident that was caused by a motorist, it is important to remember that you have rights. Call our Ohio bike injury lawyers today to schedule a free consultation and to speak with an attorney today.

You can also order your free copy of The Ohio Accident Book. This book will explain to you your legal rights after you have been injured in an accident. If you would like to read this book, call the number above to request a free copy to be mailed to you.