Madison Bicycle Accident Lawyers

Many people enjoy riding bicycles for recreation and exercise, while others choose them as an alternate form of transportation to reduce their carbon footprint. Whatever the individual reason, increasing numbers of Americans have decided to make bicycles their main form of transportation. Unfortunately, because of their proximity to large automobiles and limited safety gear, bicyclists face considerable risks to their health and well-being if they are involved in an accident.

At Habush Habush & Rottier S.C., we are dedicated to the safety and protection of all Wisconsin bicyclists. Several members of our staff and legal team are bike riders themselves, so we understand how enjoyable riding a bicycle can be, and how important it is to wear the proper safety gear to avoid unnecessary injury. That’s why every year we donate thousands of bicycle helmets to Wisconsin children through our Bicycle Helmet Give-Away program, with more than 81,500 helmets given away to date.

Unfortunately, even those who do practice perfect bike safety may be at risk of getting in an accident. Negligent or reckless drivers who hit bicycle riders or otherwise endanger their safety need to be held accountable for their actions. If you or someone you know has been injured in a bicycle accident, contact the Madison bicycle accident lawyers of Habush Habush & Rottier S.C. today at 800-242-2874 to discuss your case with an experienced and understanding legal professional.

Bicycle Accident Injuries

Injuries resulting from bicycle accidents can range significantly in terms of severity, with some being relatively mild and others involving serious health concerns. The following are some of the most common injuries resulting from bicycle accidents:

  • Scrapes and bruises
  • Broken bones
  • Damage to internal organs
  • Spinal injuries/paralysis

Because of the lasting health consequences many of these types of injuries can have for the individual, it is important that bicycle accidents be taken seriously.

Bicycle Safety Tips

While you may not be able to prevent all accidents, following these simple safety tips can significantly reduce the likelihood that you will be involved in an accident on your bike:

  • Always follow the laws of the road
  • Wear bright colored clothing, particularly at night
  • Always be aware of your surroundings
  • Never ride without a helmet
  • Use hand signals in order to ensure that motorists know what you are about to do

These and other simple safety measures can reduce the likelihood and severity of bicycle accident injuries.

Contact Us

If you have been injured in a bicycle accident caused by a reckless or negligent driver, you may be eligible for compensation for medical bills, lost wages, as well as pain and suffering. Contact the Madison bicycle accident attorneys of Habush Habush & Rottier S.C. at 800-242-2874 today to speak with a qualified member of our legal team and learn more about your rights and options under the law.

Helpful Resources

Bicycle Federation of Wisconsin

http://www.bfw.org/

LIVESTRONG, Lance Armstrong’s foundation devoted to improving the lives of people with cancer

http://www.livestrong.org/

Wisconsin Off Road Series

http://www.wors.org/