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Breckenridge Bicycle Accident Attorneys

We Advocate for the Injured in Bicycle Accident Cases.

Breckenridge is a cyclist’s paradise, with hundreds of miles of trails ideal for people of all ages and skill levels. Unfortunately, it is also where many bicycle accidents occur, often leading to terrible consequences. Reckless, distracted, careless or speeding drivers are responsible for many serious, catastrophic, or fatal cyclist injuries. In bicycle accident, it is imperative that you enlist the assistance of a skilled personal injury lawyer to manage the legal issues and to pursue fair and full compensation.

What Are Some Types of Bicycle Accidents?

A negligent driver is a person who fails to operate their vehicle responsibly, driving in a careless or reckless manner. The most common types of bicycle collisions include:

  • Right Cross Bicycle Accident: A car pulls out from the right side of a street, parking lot, or other point of roadway entry, hitting a cyclist moving on the street.
  • Left Cross Bicycle Accident: The cyclist is hit by a vehicle by turning left in front of the cyclist moving down the street.
  • Dooring: The driver opens the door of the vehicle directly into the path of the cyclist, knocking them off the bicycle and onto the roadway.
  • Rear End Bicycle Accident: The driver of the vehicle fails to notice the cyclist and hits them from behind, often leading to a secondary impact as the cyclist is thrown onto the vehicle, or run over by the vehicle, causing severe injuries or death.
  • Red Light or Stop Sign Accidents: A negligent driver may not notice a cyclist stopped at a red light or stop sign, to the right of the vehicle, and turns into the cyclist while making a right turn.
  • Lane Change Accident: The driver of the vehicle does not notice a cyclist in the adjoining lane and when merging or planning to turn right, hits the cyclist.

What Are Different Bicycle Accident Injuries?

A bicycle accident, in the best case scenario, will cause minor injuries, but sadly, this is rarely what occurs. The most common types of bicycle accident injuries include:

  • Head Injuries: Even with a helmet, a cyclist is at extreme risk of suffering a head or brain injury if hit by a vehicle, even if the car, truck, SUV, or other vehicle is traveling at a slow speed.
  • Traumatic Brain Injuries: When the cyclist is thrown to the roadway, it may result in a traumatic brain injury with long-term consequences for the injured, or injuries so severe they prove to be fatal.
  • Spinal Cord Injuries: The impact with the roadway, or being run over by a vehicle, may irreparably damage the spinal cord, leading to permanent disabilities such as paraplegia or quadriplegia.
  • Broken Bones: Broken arms, legs, hands, ankles, feet, neck, vertebrae, joints, or skull can lead to very serious consequences, including months of rehabilitation, disabilities, or amputations.
  • Internal Injuries: The sudden and forceful impact with the pavement, along with secondary injuries when run over by the vehicle, can cause serious or fatal damage to the internal organs.
  • Knee, Elbow, and Hip Injuries: These joints can be seriously injured when a cyclist impacts the roadway.

How to Recover Compensation After a Bicycle Accident

It is of utmost importance that the responsible driver is held accountable and full compensation paid to a cyclist hit by a negligent driver. In a case of serious or fatal injuries, it is crucial to have the support of a trial lawyer with the ability to craft a persuasive, well-documented case. Every form of compensation available must be pursued, including all financial losses associated with the accident, as well as damages for pain and suffering and loss of quality of life.

The recovery of compensation involves an investigation into the facts, gathering supporting evidence, valuing the case, and contacting the insurance company of the responsible driver. When the insurance company fails to make a fair offer through negotiations, it may be necessary to file a lawsuit to seek justice.

Why Choose Whitaker & Penix, LLC?

At Whitaker & Penix, LLC, we take on a limited number of cases to ensure we can devote all the time necessary to each client. As former prosecuting attorneys, our legal team has extensive trial experience, and whether we achieve a fair settlement or take a case to court, we craft every case with professional skills. We are dependable, trustworthy, honest, and very knowledgeable. If you or a loved one has sustained serious injuries in a bicycle accident, we urge you to connect with us immediately for a free initial consultation. Call (970) 368-0602 immediately for assistance.

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