Memphis Bicycle Accident Attorney
Bicycle accidents in Shelby County increased from 89 in 2005 to 98 in 2016 . In 2016, two of these bicycle accidents were fatal, 84 resulted in injury, and 12 involved property damage only. If you were involved in a bicycle accident, you may be able to take legal action against the at-fault party so you can recover financial compensation for:
- Medical expenses,
- Property damage,
- Pain and suffering, and more.
Contact a Memphis personal injury lawyer at Reaves Law Firm to learn more about your legal rights and options.
Common Causes of Bicycle Accidents
In a car-first society, it is easy to believe that most bicycle accidents are caused by driver negligence. These accidents are tragic in part because of how avoidable they are. Common causes include:
- Driver inattention – the prevalence of cellphone use while driving continues to grow, even though it is against the law.
- Failure to yield the right of way – like pedestrians, bicyclists have the right of way.
- Careless lane changes and turns – bicyclists are smaller than vehicles, making them harder, but not impossible, to see.
When motorists do not share the road, bicyclists can get seriously hurt, even when they are adhering to all the essential safety requirements and rules of the road.
Reasons to Choose Reaves Law Firm
If you or a loved one was involved in this type of accident, we invite you to contact us to inquire about representation. Our law firm has secured more than $1 million in verdicts and settlements for clients, and we are available to provide you with a free initial consultation. Call (901) 451-8833 to speak to us about your bicycle crash today.