Serving Bike Accident Victims throughout Kentucky
Bicycle accidents happen more often than you might imagine. Due to the vulnerability of the riders, along with minimal protection, it is no wonder that bicycle injuries can be more serious than injuries suffered in car accidents. In fact, many bicycle accidents cause fatal injuries. This is why you should contact Seth Gladstein, an accident attorney in Kentucky, if you have been injured in a bicycle accident or know someone who has. It’s important to know your rights and learn if you can get compensation for any injuries that may have occurred from the bicycle accident.
Louisville Statistics on Bike Accidents
From 2006 to 2008, data shows that there were about 125 accidents in Louisville involving bicycles and automobiles. The Louisville Metro Government has begun taking steps to guarantee greater safety for bike riders.
Reasons for Bicycle Wrecks
Many things can cause a wreck with a bike. Car, truck, and motorcycle drivers often don’t give bikers enough room or the right of way in traffic. In fact, the most common accidents among bike riders are those involving motor vehicles.
Drivers have been known to do the following:
- Turn in front of a biker
- Drive into a road or driveway without looking
- Run a stoplight
- Drive their vehicle too closely to a bike rider
Automobile Insurance and Bike Accidents
Many people don’t know that car insurance by a negligent driver can pay for all of the cost of injuries from a bicycle accident. Under Kentucky law, and cases that have interpreted those laws, personal injuries caused by an automobile is liable to the protection and limitations of the Kentucky Motor Vehicle Reparations Act(MVRA), including bicycle accidents.
Seth Gladstein – Lawyer for Bicycle Accidents
If you have been injured in a bicycle wreck in Kentucky, or know someone who has, you need to call Gladstein Law Firm, PLLC. Seth Gladstein focuses on personal injury cases and offers *no-cost consultations so you can learn whether you are entitled to financial compensation for your bike injuries. Call Seth Gladstein today at 502-855-4177. Our toll-free number is 1-800-991-0474, or you can fill out our online contact form and we will get back with you within 24 hours.
*Each case is different and the past record is no assurance that we will be successful in reaching a favorable result in any future case. Client pays costs only upon recovery.