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The Common Causes of Bicycle Accidents

Bicycle accidents can have serious consequences. While most cyclists can walk away from a minor fall, more serious accidents can result in:

  • Broken bones.
  • Head injuries.
  • Death.

In some cases, cyclist error is to blame for an accident. However, in many cases, the fault can lie with another party.

Careless Drivers

Negligent drivers are a leading cause of bicycle accidents. When a driver fails to yield the right of way, ignores traffic signals, or drives while distracted, they put bicyclists at risk. In many states, there are laws that specifically address the rights of bicyclists and the responsibilities of drivers. In some cases, a driver may be charged with a crime if their negligence results in an accident that injures or kills a bicyclist.

Defective Parts

Bicycle accidents can be caused by defective parts. When a part is defective, it means that it did not perform as it was intended. For example, if a bicycle's brakes are faulty, they may not work correctly, leading to an accident. In some cases, the defective part may be covered by a warranty, which can help the bicyclist to recover damages. However, in other cases, the bicyclist may be left to pay for their own repairs.

Poorly Maintained Roads

Poorly maintained roads are a significant contributing factor to bicycle accidents. Potholes, cracks, and uneven surfaces can cause cyclists to lose control and crash. In addition, debris on the road can also lead to accidents. Poor road conditions force cyclists to ride closer to the edge of the road, where they are more likely to be hit by a car.

Bicycle Accident Attorneys in Arizona and Washington

At Cook Law Office, PLLC, we are committed to helping those who have been injured due to someone else's negligence. If you have been involved in a bicycle accident, we can help you pursue the compensation you deserve. We will work tirelessly to investigate the accident and gather evidence to support your claim.

If you have been injured in a bicycle accident, call us today at (602) 560-4756 or fill out our form online for a free initial consultation.

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