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Bicycle Accident FAQs

 

What if I wasn’t wearing a helmet at the time of the accident?

In Wisconsin, there’s no law requiring someone to wear a helmet while on a bicycle. Although this piece of safety gear is very important for a person’s safety, they aren’t bound by law to wear it. This means that cyclists injured in a bicycle accident caused by another person may be allowed to pursue compensation, regardless of whether they were wearing a helmet.

If you’ve been injured in a bicycle accident and are worried about mounting medical bills and out-of-pocket expenses, it is important to note that you may be eligible for compensation if the accident was caused by a negligent party. To learn more about your options as an injured rider from a reliable legal source, contact the Milwaukee bicycle accident lawyers of Habush Habush & Rottier S.C. ® today by calling (414) 271-0900.

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What are my responsibilities as a bicyclist?

The driver of a car and a cyclist each have the responsibility to follow the rules of the road. If you are involved in an accident while riding a bicycle, there may be questions about how those rules apply to the driver of the car and the cyclist.

If you were injured in a bicycle accident that was caused by someone else’s reckless or negligent actions, we may be able to help you better understand your legal options. For more information regarding your claim as an injured cyclist, contact the Milwaukee bicycle accident lawyers of Habush Habush & Rottier S.C. ® today by calling (414) 271-0900.

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What if a defect with my bicycle caused an accident?

A bicyclist may be severely injured if their bicycle malfunctions while they’re riding it. Poor designs, inferior materials, or manufacturing defects may lead to serious accidents. In these situations, a cyclist may not be at fault for whatever accident occurred, as the bike malfunctioned without warning. As a result, a bicyclist may have the option to pursue action against the entity responsible for the defect or malfunction in question.

If your injuries were caused by a defective bicycle, the manufacturer or designer may be required to pay for your medical bills, lost wages, and other expenses associated with your injury. To discuss your options in more detail, contact the Milwaukee bicycle accident attorneys of Habush Habush & Rottier S.C. ® at (414) 271-0900 today.
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If you or a loved one has been injured in a bicycle accident, speak with an attorney to find out how to protect your rights. Contact our team of dedicated attorneys today by calling (414) 271-0900.

Learn more about bicycle accident laws on our bicycle accidents practice area page.