When bicyclists are involved in accidents—whether those caused by automobile drivers, pedestrians, or other bicyclists—the consequences can be severe. Even with the proper safety gear, cyclists are relatively unprotected, especially when compared to automobile drivers.
If you were injured or lost your loved one in a bicycle accident, you shouldn’t have to suffer the consequences on your own. At The Law Office of Joseph Lamy, we fight to hold the responsible parties accountable for your injuries and associated damages, such as medical expenses, lost wages, pain and suffering, emotional distress, and more. Our Cranston bicycle accident attorney has extensive legal experience and has earned recognition from numerous organizations, including Super Lawyers®, Avvo, and the American Institute of Personal Injury Attorneys™, where he was included in the 10 Best for Client Satisfaction 2015 list. When you trust your case to our firm, you’ll receive our attorney’s personal cell phone number and we are always available to assist you when you need us most.
Get in touch with us at (401) 228-7470 to schedule your free, initial consultation today. We are happy to answer your questions and address any concerns you may have!When are Bicycle Accidents Caused by Negligence?
While blameless accidents can and do occur, many bicycle accidents happen because of someone else’s negligence. Most often, they are caused by negligent, careless, or reckless automobile drivers who hit bicyclists with their cars, motorcycles, and other vehicles.
Some of the most common causes of bicycle accidents that can be attributed to negligence include:
- Distracted driving, including cell phone use and texting
- Driving while under the influence of drugs and/or alcohol
- Speeding or reckless driving behaviors
- Failure to yield to bicyclists
- Illegal merging into a bicycle lane
- Drivers opening car doors into bicycle lane while parked
- Unsafe right- and left-hand turns into bicyclist’s path
If you were injured as a result of any of the above, you may have grounds for a personal injury claim. Additionally, if you were injured as a result of faulty bicycle parts and/or defective safety gear, including helmets, kneepads, reflective clothing, etc., you might be entitled to financial compensation for your injuries. Our Cranston bicycle accident attorney can help you understand your options and work to secure the fair recovery you are owed.You are Important to Us
At The Law Office of Joseph Lamy, we understand just how difficult it is to suffer a sudden, unexpected accident. Whether you were injured yourself or you lost your loved one in a serious bicycle accident, we can help you begin to put your life back together. Our firm takes an aggressive approach as we negotiate with insurance companies and litigate on your behalf. We truly care about our clients, which is why our attorney gives out his personal cell phone number—we are always available to speak with you, answer your questions, and address your concerns.
Injured in a bicycle accident? Reach out to our firm at (401) 228-7470 to find out how we can help.