Bicycle Accident Lawyer
Did you know that the first automobile crash to ever happen in the U.S. occurred in New York City in 1896 when a motorist hit a bicyclist? Car crashes are the leading cause of death for bicyclists and it all started there. Nearly 800 bicyclists die each year as a result of car-on-bike accidents. And due to the increased popularity of bicycle riding, bike-related injuries have also increased – especially in the car-on-bike category.
In addition to injuries, many bicyclists are killed every year in car-on-bike accidents. The following statistics recorded in 2010 show what serious a problem bike-related fatalities are.
- 25% of all bicyclist fatalities occurred between the hours of 8-midnight
- 28% of all bicyclist fatalities occurred between the hours of 4-8p
- 34% of all crashes involved alcohol
- 67% of bicyclist fatalities occurred at non-intersections
- 72% of all bicyclist fatalities occurred in urban areas
- 86% of all bicyclists killed were males
While some car-on-bike collisions may result less serious injuries such as road rash, contusions and lacerations, many result in far more serious injuries including brain injuries and death. In fact, accidents involving motor vehicles are responsible for 90% of all bicycle-related deaths and 10% of all nonfatal injuries. Off-road bicyclists have a 40% lower occurrence of facial, head, and dental injuries than on-road bicyclists; this is directly related to lack of vehicular traffic and more frequent helmet use among off-road cyclists.
In addition to fatalities related to auto-on-bike accidents, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) estimates bicycle-related injuries that require emergency treatment exceed 580,000 visits every year. And that statistic is on the low end since not all bicycle-related injuries are serious enough for emergency care, and thus, are not reported.
Awards & Recognition
AWARDED TO JOHN C. (JACK) ZINDA BY THE NATIONAL TRIAL LAWYERS ASSOCIATION (2016-2020)
AWARDED TO JOHN C. (JACK) ZINDA BY THE NATIONAL TRIAL LAWYERS ASSOCIATION (2017-2020)
AWARDED TO JOHN C. (JACK) ZINDA (2016-2020), JOE CAPUTO (2016 – 2020) & BURGESS WILLIAMS (2016-2017) BY THE NATIONAL TRIAL LAWYERS ASSOCIATION
AWARDED TO JOHN C. (JACK) ZINDA (2009, 2011-2012, 2014-2021), JOE CAPUTO (2019-2021), BURGESS WILLIAMS (2019-2020), NEIL SOLOMON (2020-2021), & CHRISTINA HAGEN (2021) BY SUPER LAWYERS (A THOMPSON REUTERS COMPANY)
MEMBERS JOHN C. (JACK) ZINDA (2017-2020), JOE CAPUTO (2019-2020), BURGESS WILLIAMS (2019-2020), NEIL SOLOMON (2019-2020), COLE GUMM (2019-2020), CHRISTINA HAGEN (2020) & BRENDAN MCQUAID (2020)
LIFETIME MEMBERS JOHN C. (JACK) ZINDA & JOE CAPUTO
AWARDED TO ZINDA LAW GROUP (2016-2019) BY THE AMERICAN INSTITUTE OF PERSONAL INJURY ATTORNEYS
AWARDED TO JOHN C. (JACK) ZINDA IN 2015, 2016, 2017, AND 2020
AWARDED TO JOE CAPUTO (2016-2019) BY THE AMERICAN INSTITUTE OF PERSONAL INJURY ATTORNEYS
AWARDED TO ZINDA LAW GROUP IN 2018 BY INC.
Awarded to John C (Jack) Zinda (2021) by the American Association for Justice
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Any time there is a car-on-bike a collision, the injuries can be serious, extensive and permanent. While some motor vehicle/bike collisions result in less serious injuries such as road rash, contusions and lacerations, many of these accidents can result in serious of injuries, including death. Some of the more common injuries that occur in a motor vehicle/bicycle crashes include:
- Road rash
- Swelling / bruising
- Sprains / dislocations
- Fractures and broken bones
- Loss of limbs
- Facial / dental injuries
- Back / neck injuries
- Internal injuries
- Spinal cord injuries
- Traumatic brain injuries
If You Have Been Injured, We Can Help
Car-on-bike accidents often result in injuries such as road rash, bruising and dislocations, but they can also result in far more serious injuries such as fractures, internal injuries and death. Injuries such as broken bones, organ damage, lost limbs, and traumatic brain injuries are not a rare occurrence. If you or a loved one have been injured in a bicycle accident or a bike-on-car accident, the attorneys at Zinda Law Group can help you. We have successfully represented many victims involved in bike-on-car accidents and we can help you too. Call us today at (800) 863-5312 for a free, no-fee consultation and let us help you.