Every bicyclist knows the story of someone that has been hit by a car, whether the person was ok or became one of the 500,000 bicyclists to check into the hospital every year. While there are some things that riders can do to protect themselves, including wearing a helmet, using bike lights, obeying traffic laws and always riding defensively, the Minneapolis bike accident lawyers at Schmidt-Salita Law Team understand there is no way a cyclist can protect themselves 100%.
Common injuries that occur when bicycles collide with vehicles include broken bones, spinal cord injuries, nerve damage, head trauma, road rash, bone fractures, and even, death. In fact, around 700 cyclists per year die from crashes with cars. Whether you are the victim or a loved one of the victim, you should immediately contact skilled Minneapolis car accident attorneys after a car crash with a bicycle. The sooner you hire representation, the stronger your case will be when it goes to trial.
As experienced Minneapolis accident lawyers, the Schmidt-Salita Law Team knows there are many things that can cause a car to collide with a bicycle. Some of the more frequent reasons for crashes we have represented include: