Bicycle Accidents

Personal Injury

Even though a Bicycle doesn’t necessarily operate on gas or electricity, when a bicycle rider is driving on the road, it becomes subject to all the laws applicable to other motor vehicles, such as following signs, signals, and lane marking.

Bicycle accidents can result in a range of injuries, and being well-informed about the statistics, common injuries, and proper procedures following an accident is essential.

Facts and Statistics


According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), in 2020, 938 cyclists died in crashes with motor vehicles in the United States.


The most frequent victims of these types of accidents are kids from 10 to 14 years old

Most Common Injuries

Bicycle accidents can cause a variety of injuries, and recognizing the most common types of injuries can help you understand and address potential harm. Here are some frequently reported injuries resulting from bicycle accidents:

Head injuries: These injuries include concussions and traumatic brain injuries (TBIs), and are a significant concern in bicycle accidents. Wearing a properly fitted helmet significantly reduces the risk of head injuries and can mitigate their severity.

Fractures and orthopedic injuries: The impact of a bicycle accident can lead to fractures, particularly in the arms, legs, and collarbone. Orthopedic injuries such as dislocations, sprains, and strains are also common.

Soft tissue injuries: Bicycle accidents can cause soft tissue injuries, including cuts, abrasions, and contusions. These injuries may result from contact with the pavement, vehicles, or other objects during a collision.

Spinal cord injuries: In severe cases, bicycle accidents can cause spinal cord injuries, which may result in partial or complete paralysis. These injuries significantly impact an individual’s mobility and quality of life.

How to Proceed When Involved or Hurt in a Bicycle Accident

If you find yourself involved or injured in a bicycle accident, taking specific steps to protect yourself legally and physically is essential. Here’s what you should do:

Seek medical attention

Your health and well-being should be the top priority. Even if you believe your injuries are minor, seeking medical evaluation to identify any hidden injuries or complications is important.

Document the accident

Take photos of the accident scene, including the location, any property damage, and your injuries. If possible, gather witness contact information who can provide statements regarding the incident.

Contact authorities

Report the bicycle accident to the appropriate authorities, such as the police or local law enforcement. Provide them with accurate and detailed information about the incident, and obtain a copy of the accident report.

Preserve evidence

Preserve any evidence related to the accident, such as damaged personal belongings or clothing. This evidence can support your claim if you decide to pursue compensation for your injuries.

Gather information

Collect all relevant information related to the accident, including medical records, accident reports, witness statements, and any communication with insurance companies or other parties involved. This documentation will support your case and help determine liability.

Call us at

(954) 664-0339

We will evaluate your case for free, and we can guide you through the legal process, help you understand your rights, file a claim, and pursue compensation for your injuries, medical expenses, lost wages, and other damages. Also, we will deal with every piece of paperwork.


Be careful with your social media posts

Avoid posting details about the accident on social media or even things that could damage the case if you were injured. Posting pictures of playing sports or doing physical activities could imply your health is the same as before the accident.

How Can We Support You?

At Christina Kalin Law Office, you will have the support of a professional personal injury team that will work to ensure you receive the best possible compensation. We will also refer you to a top-quality medical provider to guarantee that your recovery is in the best hands.


Your rights are our priority.

Contact us today, and we will review your case for free.


Please note that every personal injury case is unique; therefore, the information provided here is for general guidance only and should not be considered legal advice. For personalized advice, call us, and we will ensure you have the precise information for your case.