Whether it is a recreational ride on the Newport Southbank Bridge (more commonly known as the Purple People Bridge) over the Ohio River or a commute to and from work in the city, people all over Cincinnati have plenty of places to ride bicycles. The drivers of motor vehicles are required to share roads with bicyclists, but accidents frequently occur because motorists failed to be aware of the presence of people riding bikes.
The people who are injured in bicycle crashes typically face numerous financial hardships following a collision, including enormous medical bills, lost wages, and several other kinds of expenses in addition to the damage to their bikes. When the drivers of motor vehicles are at fault for accidents, the bicyclists and/or their families can be entitled to compensation for the harm caused.
Lawyer for Bicycle Accidents in Cincinnati, Ohio
If you suffered catastrophic injuries or your loved one was killed in a bicycle crash caused by another party’s negligence in the Cincinnati area, it will be in your best interest to immediately seek legal representation for help holding the driver accountable. Steiden Law Offices represents automobile accident victims on a contingency fee basis so they do not have to pay us anything unless we get them a financial award.
Our Cincinnati personal injury attorneys help people injured or killed in bike accidents in Boone County, Kenton County, and Campbell County in Kentucky as well as communities throughout Hamilton County, Warren County, Butler County, and Clermont County in Ohio. Call today to have our lawyers provide an honest and thorough evaluation of your case during a free, no obligation consultation.
Kentucky Bike Accident Information Center
- Why do bicycle crashes typically happen?
- How badly can bicyclists be injured in these accidents?
- Where can I learn more about bicycle laws and groups in Cincinnati?
Bicyclists are required to obey the same rules of the road that apply to drivers of passenger vehicles. Many collisions between bikes and automobiles in the Cincinnati area are the result of one party failing to comply with local laws or basic safety procedures.
A few of the most common reasons that bicycle accidents occur include, but are not limited to:
- Aggressive drivers;
- Backing without looking;
- Dooring (drivers or passengers opening car doors without looking for oncoming bicyclists);
- Driving too close to bicycles;
- Failure to yield right of way;
- Inexperienced drivers;
- Road hazards;
- Unsafe lane changes; or
- Unsafe turns.
Bicyclists have an inherent lack of protection compared to the occupants of motor vehicles. People riding bikes are thus far more likely to suffer severe or even fatal injuries in collisions between bicycles and automobiles.
Steiden Law Offices understands the tremendous toll that injuries take on people who have been injured, and we also file wrongful death lawsuits on behalf of the families whose loved ones were killed in bike accidents. People in these cases need and deserve compensation for the many financial challenges they face.
Some of the kinds of injuries a bicyclist may sustain in an accident include, but are not limited to:
- Dental injuries;
- Fractured skull;
- Head injuries;
- Internal organ injuries;
- Neck injuries;
- Road rash;
Bike Laws | City of Cincinnati — Visit this website to download the pocket guide to Cincinnati bike laws. The guide covers traffic laws, common types of crashes, and what to do in case of a bike accident. The guide also covers safety equipment and bike parking or security in the city.
City of Cincinnati Department of Transportation
Cincinnati Music Hall
801 Plum St # 450
Cincinnati, OH 45202
Cincinnati Cycle Club (CCC) — The CCC “promotes cycling as an active, healthy lifestyle by organizing and offering the largest selection of group rides, social activities and cycling support in the tri-state region.” On this website, you can find a ride calendar including upcoming flash rides, event rides, and charity rides. You can also find various safety and advocacy information relating to ride safety, insurance information, and CCC advocacy positions.
Steiden Law Offices | Cincinnati Bicycle Accident Lawyer
Did you sustain serious injuries or was your loved one killed in a bike accident caused by another party’s negligence in the greater Cincinnati area? Make sure that you have legal counsel before you make any kind of statement to an insurance company.
The Cincinnati personal injury attorneys of Steiden Law Offices assist people injured in bicycle crashes in parts of Clermont County, Hamilton County, Warren County, and Butler County in Ohio in addition to Campbell County, Boone County, and Kenton County in Kentucky. Let our lawyers review your case and help you understand all of your legal options when you call or fill out an online contact form to schedule a free consultation.