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Bicycle accidents can be harrowing incidents, and frequently involve serious injury when cars or trucks are involved. The chaos immediately following a bicycle accident can lead people to make mistakes when it comes time to make an insurance claim.

The first and foremost concern you should have after a bicycle accident is for any potential injury. If you are seriously hurt, it is imperative that you seek medical attention immediately before anything else.

Wait for the police to get there – never walk away from an accident with a phone number and a promise from the at-fault driver, even if you do not think that you are seriously hurt. If at all possible, it is best to wait for the police to arrive for a report to be made. There are a few instances when an accident needs to be reported:

  • death or injury to any party in the course of the accident, or
  • damage equal to or exceeding $1000.

If either of these applies to your situation, you must give notice of the collision to the police as soon as it is feasible after a collision.

Gather contact information – Make sure you do not leave the scene of the accident without the insurance information, driver’s license number, name, and license plate number of the driver. If possible, get contact information for any witnesses as well.

Document the events – As soon as possible, write down an account of the accident and record all of your injuries.

Seek professional advice – Before you speak with an insurance company, speak with an attorney to make sure that you are fully aware of the laws regarding your accident and how you should proceed.


As with other types of car accidents, there are many causes of bicycle accidents. Some of the most common causes of bicycle accidents in Wisconsin are:

Drivers have a responsibility to bicycle riders on the road and will be held accountable for injuries resulting from bicycle accidents.


Cycling accidents that involve cars are extremely dangerous encounters which frequently result in serious injury for the cyclist. A crash is a frightening and chaotic experience, and it is all too easy to make mistakes in the aftermath of the event, leaving you vulnerable to being taken advantage of financially when it comes time to pay for your injuries.

At Habush Habush & Rottier, we understand the dangers that bicyclists may face when riding on streets and roadways. Several members of our staff and legal team are cyclists themselves, and we are committed to protecting the health and well-being of cyclists across Wisconsin.

If you or someone you know has been injured on a bicycle because of a reckless or negligent driver, you may be entitled to financial compensation for your injuries.  Our bicycle accident attorneys understand that the injuries associated with car accidents can be expensive, so we are dedicated to helping our clients earn compensation for accidents which are not their fault.


Contact the bicycle accident attorneys of Habush Habush & Rottier today at 800-2-HABUSH (800-242-2874) to speak with a qualified member of our legal team and discuss the details of your situation.

OUTSTANDING! is the One word that sums up working with Attorney Joseph Troy and the Habush, Habush and Rottier office in Appleton WI. My personal injury case involved a man in a hurry backing out of his driveway right in front of me as I’m riding on my bike. Needless to say this was a complicated case that involved two insurance companies, Medicare, and other parties. Joe and his team took care of every detail and were always available when needed. I highly recommend them. These are the only people I would use.

Thanks again Joseph Troy and the entire Habush, Habush & Rottier team!

-Anonymous, Appleton, WI


I was initially hesitant to move forward with a hired attorney for and unfortunate bicycle accident. From the initial meeting until our final settlement Ed and his entire team did a phenomenal job every step along the way. Ed has a great gift of being able to deliver complicated laws and processes in the most detailed or simplistic manner you choose. He was never “pushy” towards us choosing a particular route; he got us the facts we needed to make a very educated decision that ultimately I feel was a swift and acceptable result. Another quality Ed has is to make sure your significant other is also comfortable throughout the process. This was very important to me because these are critical decision making moments in a couples life and he always made a point to ask if my wife was happy with the communication, results, and service. I would HIGHLY recommend Ed as an attorney for anyone interested in having honest and steadfast communication and service. JOB WELL DONE!!

- Anonymous, Green Bay, WI