Bicycle Accidents

Crown Point Bicycle Accident Attorneys

Fighting for Bicycle Accident Victims in Crown Point, IN

If you regularly cycle on major roadways, you are no doubt aware of the risks. Even if you wear a helmet, any collision with an automobile can result in significant physical, emotional, and financial consequences. The risk of an accident dramatically increases when drivers do not treat cyclists like they would other motorists, which is sadly all too common in Indiana. If you suffered injuries in a bicycle accident because of another driver’s negligence or recklessness, you deserve fair compensation.  

When you choose our Crown Point bicycle accident lawyers to represent you in your personal injury claim, you benefit from our over 200 years of combined legal experience, extensive connections, and vast resources. Our team at Alvarez Law Offices has recovered over $1 billion for our clients, and you can count on us to do everything we can to secure the best possible outcome in your case. We are relentless in our pursuit of justice, striving to secure maximum compensation while providing you with the peace of mind of knowing your case is in good hands. Let us fight for you so you can focus on your recovery!

If you were recently injured in a bicycle accident, do not wait to request a free consultation by calling (219) 300-5204 or contacting us online. You pay no fees unless we win!

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Compensation for Bicycle Accident Victims in Indiana

When you bring a personal injury claim against a negligent driver, you can seek compensation for both economic and non-economic damages. Economic damages aim to compensate you for quantifiable monetary losses incurred as a direct result of the accident.

Examples of economic damages obtainable in a bicycle accident lawsuit include:

  • Lost Income. This covers any money you lost because your injuries forced you to miss work. If your injuries reduce your ability to earn income in the future, you can also get compensation for lost earning potential. 
  • Medical Expenses. This covers all necessary medical care, treatment, and services related to the accident. This could range from immediate emergency care to long-term, ongoing treatments or therapies.
  • Out-of-pocket expenses. These are any other costs directly related to the injury, such as transportation costs to medical appointments.
  • Property Damage. This refers to the cost of repairing or replacing any property damaged in the accident, including the bicycle itself.
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Common Bicycle Accident Injuries

Because of their relative exposure and lack of protection compared to those in motor vehicles, bicyclists are more prone to more catastrophic injuries in a collision. Unlike motorists, cyclists have no seatbelts, airbags, or steel frames to shield them from the force of an impact. This makes them more vulnerable to direct contact with the vehicle, the road, or other hard surfaces during an accident, even if they wear a helmet. The higher the speed of the collision, the more severe the injuries tend to be.
Our Crown Point bicycle accident attorneys are prepared to represent you if you suffered any of the following injuries due to negligence:

Every dollar counts after a bicycle accident, which is why we always fight to deliver the maximum compensation possible. Call (219) 300-5204 or contact us online to discuss your case with our Crown Point bicycle accident attorneys today.

  • Brain Injuries

    Cyclists are especially susceptible to traumatic brain injuries (TBI) due to the potential for direct impact to the head, especially if they are not wearing a helmet when a collision occurs. Symptoms can range from mild concussion to severe brain damage, potentially leading to long-term cognitive issues, changes in personality, and physical disabilities. Wearing a helmet can greatly reduce the risk of TBI, but it cannot entirely prevent it.

  • Facial and Dental Injuries

    These can occur if a cyclist's face makes direct contact with the road, a vehicle, or other hard surfaces during a collision. Such injuries may include broken or lost teeth, jaw fractures, or severe facial lacerations.

  • Fractures

    Fractures are common in bicycle accidents, especially to the arms, legs, collarbone, and ribs. Depending on the severity of the fracture, victims may require surgery and extensive physical therapy. In severe cases, fractures may lead to long-term mobility issues.

  • Internal Injuries

    These can include damage to organs, blood vessels, or the abdominal cavity, often resulting from the force of impact. Internal injuries can be life-threatening and require immediate medical attention.

  • Spinal Cord Injuries

    These injuries can occur when a cyclist is thrown off their bike during a collision, potentially leading to paraplegia or quadriplegia. The severity and location of the injury will determine the extent of the paralysis and the victim's ability to function independently.

  • Severe Road Rash

    When a cyclist is thrown from their bike onto the road, they can suffer severe road rash, resulting in painful abrasions and potentially leading to infection or permanent scarring.

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What Causes Bicycle Accidents in Indiana?

Various forms of driver negligence can cause preventable collisions. Drivers often fail to notice cyclists or give them the same courtesy they would extend to other drivers even though they owe a legal duty of care to everyone on the road. Many Indiana bicycle accidents are caused by:

  • Dooring

    This refers to situations when a parked car’s door is suddenly opened in a cyclist's path. Cyclists may not have enough time to react, leading to a collision with the door or causing them to swerve into traffic to avoid it.

  • Drunk Driving

    Operating a vehicle under the influence of alcohol significantly impairs a driver's reaction time and judgment, making them more likely to cause accidents.

  • Excessive Speeding

    Exceeding speed limits or driving too fast for conditions reduces a driver's ability to steer safely around curves or objects in the roadway (including cyclists), extends the distance necessary to stop a vehicle, and increases the distance a vehicle travels while the driver reacts to a dangerous situation.

  • Failing To Signal

    Turning or changing lanes without signaling can lead to accidents, as cyclists are not made aware of the driver's intentions in time to react to them.

  • Failing To Yield

    Drivers who fail to yield the right of way at intersections or driveways can cause dangerous collisions with cyclists. This is especially common in urban areas where bicycle paths often intersect with roads.

  • Distracted Driving

    Activities like texting or eating can divert a driver's attention from the road, increasing the chances of an accident.

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How Long Do I Have to File a Bicycle Accident Lawsuit in Indiana?

In the state of Indiana, bicycle accident victims typically have two years from the date of the accident to file a lawsuit against the negligent party. This legal deadline is known as the statute of limitations. Failing to file within this timeframe may result in the loss of the right to pursue compensation for damages, so you should not wait to discuss your legal options with our team at Alvarez Law Offices.

In the tragic event of a wrongful death resulting from a bicycle accident, the state of Indiana allows a different statute of limitations. For wrongful death claims, the law allows qualifying parties two years from the victim’s date of death – not the date of the accident – to start the legal process. 

Our Crown Point bicycle accident lawyers are committed to getting you the just compensation you deserve as quickly as possible, so do not wait to get in touch. We can help you understand your legal options and get to work on preparing your case. 

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