Maryland Bicycle Accident Lawyer
Personal Injury Lawsuits for Bike Accidents
Bicycle accidents claim the lives of nearly 700 people every year. Although bicycles are subject to traffic laws and should be treated like a vehicle, cyclists are more likely than motorists to suffer serious and fatal injuries.
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Bicycles are Vehicles
In Maryland, bicycles are considered vehicles. This means that they have the right to use the road and are subject to the same duties as any other driver. For example, bicyclists are obligated to take / relinquish the right-of-way at intersections and must obey all traffic signals. Motorists should always watch out for and drive safely near cyclists.
How dangerous is bicycling?
Cyclists account for about 2% of all traffic fatalities every year; many of them caused by negligent and reckless drivers of cars. However, the number of bikes on the road and the number of miles traveled by cyclists is unknown. Without this information, researchers cannot determine the actual percentage of unharmed bike riders in the United States.
Regardless of the statistics, one thing is certain: hundreds of cyclists are killed every year, and many more suffer serious injuries. If you or someone you love sustained a serious injury in a bicycle accident that was not your fault, you may be entitled to compensation.
Compensation for Bicycle Accident Victims
Chaikin, Sherman, Cammarata, & Siegel, P.C. is a personal injury law firm serving Maryland and the DC Metro area. If you need an attorney who can help you file a personal injury claim or lawsuit, our team can help you recover damages for:
- Lost wages
- Past and future medical expenses
- Past and future pain & suffering