Bicycle Accidents

Petry Law, P.A.

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$2,300,000 - wrongful acts of municipality $400,000 - breach of contract $250,000 negligent motorist $170,000 - run over by a drunk driver $80,000 - car collision shoulder injury $80,000 knee injury

Approximately 85 million adults ride a bicycle on at least an occasional basis. In Minnesota, automobile drivers and bicyclists must obey the same traffic laws. Ignorance of the law is no excuse when a motorist injures a cyclist. In 2009, nationwide 630 bicyclists were killed and another 51,000 were injured in bicycle accidents. Head injuries account for 60 percent of cycling fatalities, and pedalcyclist deaths made up 2 percent of all motor vehicle deaths. The average age of bicyclists killed in traffic accidents in 2009 was 41 years of age and the average age for those injured was 31. Alcohol-impaired riding or driving was reported in more than 40 percent of the accidents that resulted in bicyclist fatalities in 2009. In a third of those crashes, either the driver or biker had a blood alcohol concentration (“BAC”) level of .08 or higher (the legal limit).

Our Minneapolis Personal Injury Lawyers - Attorneys have successfully represented people who were injured in bicycle accidents. The most common types of car vs. bike accidents occur when motorists enter the roadway, fail to yield, turn improperly, or improperly pass cyclists. Bicycle accidents can also be caused by pedestrians, defective bike parts, recalled bike helmets, and other ineffective bicycle safety equipment.

Please remember that it is extremely important to wear a helmet when biking and to act quickly after you have been injured. Often times the accident must be reconstructed; evidence must be gathered, witnesses located and interviewed and other immediate actions need to be taken to protect your rights. Our Minneapolis Personal Injury Lawyers - Attorneys are available 24 hours per day/seven days per week, but we can only protect you if you contact us. So don’t wait, call us now at 612.339.3852 for a free legal consultation.

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Rick L. Petry - Injury Attorney
Petry Law, PA.
Adress: 301 Fourth Avenue South, Suite 378N
Minneapolis, Minnesota 55415
Phone: (612) 387-7229
Fax: (612) 545-4989
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