As the weather turns warmer in Kenosha, Wisconsin, many residents, from children to older persons, choose cycling for recreation or transportation. Riding a bicycle is an excellent form of exercise – and often the main way children get around Kenosha during the summer break. Bicyclists are required to follow the rules of the road, as are other vehicle drivers. Unfortunately, in a collision with a vehicle, it is the cyclist that suffers the brunt of the damage.
If you have been injured in a bicycle accident in Kenosha, the accident may not have been your fault. At Cannon & Dunphy S.C., our team of trial lawyers can help you file a lawsuit to recover damages. It is imperative that you have legal representation with trial experience; a trial may be necessary if reasonable compensation is not offered. Our lawyers have extensive trial experience and have recovered a total of over $1 billion in damages over our years in practice, with many multi-million dollar settlements and verdicts. Call us for a free case evaluation. All cases are taken on a contingency basis – no fees unless we are successful.
According to the Wisconsin Department of Transportation, there were 619 motor vehicle accidents involving bicycles in Wisconsin in 2012, with 561 injuries and 9 fatalities. While Kenosha city leaders are attempting to create more bicycle-friendly streets, roads, and routes, injuries and deaths from bicycle accidents still occur at an alarming rate. If you or a loved one was injured in a bicycle accident, our team of trial lawyers at Cannon & Dunphy S.C. is here to help you seek justice and full financial compensation for your injuries.
Bicycles provide a green way to get around Kenosha during the warmer months. While cycling to work is a healthy activity, when you are in the wrong place at the wrong time, it can be a disaster. The types of injuries sustained in a bicycle accident can vary from minor abrasions to a fatality. The most common bicycle accident injuries include:
Given the nature of bicycling and the lack of protection between riders and vehicles sharing the roadways, it is imperative that cyclists are cautious – but even the most careful cyclist can be seriously or fatally injured when a negligent driver is sharing the road.
Although not required under state law, the best way you can protect yourself while riding your bicycle on the roads is to wear a helmet. When properly worn, a helmet provides some protection against the risk of traumatic brain injury, as well as head and neck injuries.
A large percentage of bicycle accidents are the result of negligent driving conduct. While there are many types of accidents that injure bicyclists, the most common include:
A bicycle accident leading to serious injuries requires the assistance of an experienced personal injury attorney. Cannon & Dunphy S.C. the premier injury law firm serving the Kenosha area, and our team has recovered more than $1 billion in damages for the people we serve. You can trust us to pursue the maximum possible in compensation and to manage your case with professionalism and dedication to protecting your rights and interests.
At Cannon & Dunphy, we offer a free case evaluation, and all cases are taken on a contingency fee basis – no fees unless we are successful in your case. Reach out to us today.