In Ohio, bicyclists must follow a set of laws common to all vehicles in our state. Many people who ride in Ohio are knowledgeable and responsible cyclists who follow these rules of the road. Unfortunately, this does not always protect them from becoming the victims of personal injury.
WHEN BICYCLISTS ARE VICTIMS OF PERSONAL INJURY
At Friedman, Domiano & Smith, we represent Ohio cyclists who have been injured in bicycle accidents. Because bicycles lack the standard protection in cars, many bicyclists suffer serious injuries.
Bicycle injuries may include:
- Soft-muscle tissue damage
- Broken bones
- Spinal cord injuries
- Vertebrae fractures
- Back injuries
- Traumatic brain injuries
- Facial injuries
- Joint injuries
How to get help after a bicycle accident
Frequently Asked Questions About Bicycle Accidents
If you’re thinking about talking to a bicycle accident lawyer, you may have some concerns. We answer your most frequently asked questions below.
What are the basics of bicycle accident liability?
Cyclists and drivers alike are required by law to exercise due diligence when sharing the road with others. Generally speaking, a driver must yield to the right of way of cyclist. Learn more about what to do after a bicycle accident.
What if the cyclist was responsible for the accident?
The courts will assess damages after a bicycle accident and usually determine responsibility. Some jurisdictions have traditionally held the cyclist responsible, even when the driver was partially at fault. Other times both the cyclist and the driver share a percentage of the negligence. Our bicycle accident lawyers can help answer questions about liability issues.
What if the bicycle accident involves a child?
The courts will generally hold the driver of the vehicle to a much higher standard of responsibility if a child was the one riding the bicycle. View more information about bicycle safety for children.
Taking Legal Action After a Bicycle Accident Injury
Our main objective in every bicycle accident case is to maximize the compensation you may receive from legal action. Whether or not you decide to go to trial, our attorneys provide you with the best possible representation at every stage of your case.