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Bike accidents are common, and they are on the rise. The fact that they’re some of the deadliest traffic accidents doesn’t help matters. If a motorist’s negligence leaves you injured in a bike accident, one of the most important steps you can take is to consult with an experienced Albany bicycle accident attorney early on.

Safety Concerns Bicyclists Face

When you’re riding your bike, you take up a lot less space on the road, which makes it more difficult to see. You also travel on two slim wheels, which leaves you far more vulnerable to serious injuries in even minor accidents and to the risks of the road, including those associated with poorly maintained roads and with the effects of bad weather.

Every Motorist’s Responsibility

Regardless of your vulnerabilities, motorists accept an immense responsibility every time they get behind the wheel, and this means sharing the road safely with everyone on it. This responsibility includes all the following:

  • Being on the lookout for bicyclists in their midst
  • Checking all their blind spots prior to leaving their lanes
  • Safely yielding the right of way as required by law
  • Employing all necessary caution when traveling through intersections
  • Obeying all the rules of the road
  • Allowing ample distance between their vehicles and vulnerable bicyclists, whether that means riding behind or beside them

Driver Negligence Can Take Many Forms

The forms of driver negligence that are most likely to cause dangerous bicycle accidents include all the following:

Accurately Assessing Your Losses

If a negligent motorist leaves you injured in a bike accident, your legal damages – or physical, financial, and emotional losses – are likely to be extensive and can include all the following:

  • Medical bills that may need to address future related costs
  • Lost wages that may need to address lost earning potential and losses related to expected career development
  • Physical and emotional pain and suffering, which is a challenging loss to accurately assess and effectively overcome


How do I know if I need an attorney?

If someone else’s negligence leaves you injured in a bike accident, working closely with a seasoned bicycle accident attorney is always to your advantage.

Can’t I wait to see if an attorney is necessary?

Solid bike accident claims are based on negligence, and with the passage of time, much of that valuable evidence can be lost. The sooner you consult with an attorney, the better protected your claim will be.

How much will I have to pay for an attorney?

Your skilled bicycle accident attorney will receive a prearranged percentage of your settlement or court award – but only after the matter is successfully resolved.

You Need an Experienced Albany Bicycle Accident Attorney on Your Side

The trusted Albany bicycle accident attorneys at Steve Foley Law Firm welcome the opportunity to skillfully represent you – in focused pursuit of fair compensation that addresses your full range of losses and supports your brightest future. We’re on your side and here to help, so please don’t put off contacting us online or calling us at 716-249-2222 for more information today.