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Bicycle Accidents

By Kosieradzki Smith Law Firm / July 31, 2013

The Kosieradzki • Smith Law Firm represents clients who have been injured in a bicycle accident.  These cases can involve a bicycle rider who has been hit by a car, bus or other motor vehicle. In 2007, over 1,000 bicycle crashes involving motor vehicles were reported to the Minnesota Department of Public Safety.  The number of crashes in 2007 increased 8% from 2006.  One-third of the crashes occurred in the afternoon between 3:00 and 6:00 p.m.  Sixty-percent of the crashes occurred in cities with a population over 50,000 people.  The failure to yield the right of way was the leading contributing factor for these accidents.

Other accidents involve a bicycle and a pedestrian.  Some accidents may be caused by a dangerous component of the bicycle, a defective safety product (like a bicycle helmet that fails to protect), or the negligent maintenance or repair of the bicycle equipment. 

If you have been injured in an accident involving a bicycle, you need a Minnesota bicycle accident lawyer with the skill, experience and dedication needed to tackle the complex factual and legal issues.  You can count on and trust the Kosieradzki • Smith Law Firm’s experience, commitment and resources to ensure that your rights are protected.  If you have been injured in an accident involving bicycle, contact the Kosieradzki • Smith Law Firm online or call our firm at (763) 746-7800, or toll-free at (888) 545-7640, for a free no-obligation consultation