Appleton, WI Law Firm Represents Bicycle Accident Victims throughout the Fox Valley
Helping clients and their families recover proper compensation for their injuries
Bicyclists face a number of dangers on the roads throughout Wisconsin. Inattentive or reckless automobile drivers have the potential to cause serious bicycle accidents often resulting in permanent injury. Bollenbeck Fyfe, S.C. understands the dangers cyclists face, and that is why we use our extensive knowledge and experience of Wisconsin’s personal injury laws to help victims of bike accidents in the Fox Valley. We look at the evidence surrounding your accident and work to establish who is at fault for your injuries. We pursue legal action to hold the person or persons responsible and help you recover damages caused by your injuries.
Types of injuries associated with bicycle accidents
Bicycles offer little to no protection to riders, which is why these accidents often result in serious injuries. This is especially true if a person chooses not to wear a helmet while riding. The range of personal injuries one can suffer as a result of a bike crash or fall includes:
- Broken bones
- Brain trauma
- Neck injuries
- Spinal injuries
- Spinal cord trauma
Common causes of bicycle accidents
Bicyclists face more dangers on the road than anyone else. There are numerous ways in which a rider can be involved in an accident. The most common causes are:
- Other drivers: Cars, motorcycles, trucks and even other bicyclists all pose a threat to bicycle riders on the road, and sometimes there is very little a biker can do to prevent an accident. Cyclists are common victims of reckless drivers, drunk drivers and speeders all throughout the state and these accidents can leave you seriously injured or worse. Our goal is to find the party responsible for your injuries so you can collect the damages you deserve.
- Hazardous road conditions: Potholes, loose construction equipment, misplaced road signs and other hazards are other risks that bicyclists must contend with on the road. These dangers all cause serious accidents every year that can lead to severe injuries that with permanent medical complications. If your bicycle accident was caused by a hazardous road condition, we identify and pursue the municipality responsible to help you claim compensation for your injuries.
- Faulty equipment: Sometimes an accident isn’t the fault of a bicyclist, but instead of the equipment he or she is using. Faulty brakes, substandard material and defective chains can all lead a biker to lose control and sustain serious injuries. Our firm is prepared to handle these cases by pursuing legal action against the bike’s manufacturer.
Contact Bollenbeck Fyfe, S.C. in Appleton, WI today
If you have been involved in a bicycle accident and need legal help recovering compensation for your injuries, call Bollenbeck Fyfe, S.C. at 920.735.1711 or contact us online to schedule an appointment with an experienced attorney regarding the injuries you sustained. We work on a contingency basis and offer free consultations on all personal injury cases. Our office is located in Appleton on College Avenue, one block east from the Appleton International Airport.