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Bike Accidents

South Carolina Bike Accident Attorneys Dedicated to Those Injured in Bike Accidents

Riding a bicycle while sharing the road with cars and other cyclists can sometimes be dangerous and not always the safest option. We aren’t just bike accident attorneys – we are avid cyclists ourselves, and enjoy biking recreationally and in bike races and triathlons. Therefore we are South Carolina bike accident attorneys dedicated to helping those who have been injured in a bike accident as a result of the negligence of others or of unsafe road conditions. Bike accidents can result in serious injury and sometimes fatalities. While there are laws that protect cyclists on the roads, collisions and injuries still occur.

Injuries Caused by Bike Accidents

Cyclists have little to no protection from the harsh elements of the road, causing them to be extremely vulnerable to serious personal injury. Serious injuries that can occur in the event of an accident include, but are not limited to:

  • Spinal injuries
  • Concussions
  • Fractures
  • Broken bones
  • Internal bleeding
  • Severe abrasions
  • Brain injuries
  • Wrongful Death

Causes of Bike Accidents

Driver Neglect

One of the top causes of bike accidents involving cars is driver negligence. Drivers have the responsibility to share the road with cyclists. When drivers neglect that responsibility, it can result in serious injury. Bike accidents are ruled by state and local law and are treated just like car-only accidents. While cyclists can also be at fault and contribute to the accident, some examples of driver neglect include:

  • Open door collision
  • Unexpected backing up
  • Left hand turn
  • Merging or changing lanes
  • Passing cyclists without enough distance
  • Intersection collisions

Unsafe Road Conditions

Unsafe road conditions can sometimes play a role in injuries endured on the roadways by cyclists. It is the federal, state and local governments responsibility to keep the roads safe for everyone. Loose gravel or uneven sidewalks can contribute to bike accidents and cause serious injuries.

Contact Bernstein and Bernstein for experienced representation if you have been involved in a bike accident causing personal injury. A knowledgeable attorney can help you recover damages caused by your injuries.