All information provided about the law is very general in nature and should not be relied upon as legal advice. Every situation is different and should be analyzed by a lawyer who can provide individualized advice based on the facts involved in your unique situation, and a consideration of all of the nuances of the statutes and case law that apply at the time.
Do I have a bicycle accident case even if I wasn’t directly hit by a motor vehicle?
Bicycle accidents resulting from dog attacks are one of the leading causes of bicycle related injuries.
Even if the dog does not bite you but simply chases you or tips you over, the dog owner may be liable for your resulting injuries, especially if the owner has knowledge that the dog has a tendency to chase after bicyclists or pedestrians. Similarly, if you have to dangerously swerve to avoid being hit by a reckless motorist, you could still have a claim. Contact a personal injury attorney at Montlick who can evaluate your specific situation.
Some common causes of bike accidents that result in injury:
- Failure of a driver to obey traffic signs and signals
- Drivers who do not check their rearview mirror when backing up
- A Driver at an intersection who turns without yielding to cross-traffic
- Failure to allow sufficient room when passing a bicycle
- Dogs not properly controlled by their owner”