Injured in a bike accident in OKC?

Although bicycle accidents are not as common as other types of traffic collisions, they often cause serious injuries when they do occur. A bicycle and rider stand virtually no chance in a collision with a motor vehicle, whether a small passenger car or a large commercial truck. The rider of the bicycle may experience catastrophic, life-changing injuries. Even wearing a helmet and other protective gear, the rider will likely be injured, even in a relatively low-speed collision. However, the extent of the injuries sustained will vary, depending on the particular incident.

Our legal team can help you navigate this legal matter by handling all communication with the at-fault party’s insurer and negotiating toward a fair settlement. Chances are that the compensation offered would not even cover your medical expenses, much less the other damages. With the legal understanding of this topic and the resources to properly investigate your personal injury claim, the legal team at the Law Offices of Stipe & Belote could assist you in recovering fair compensation. Call us today to schedule a free case evaluation.

Common causes of bicycle accidents

Bicycle accidents are often the result of negligence and are usually avoidable. These are some of the most common causes:

Distracted driving

When drivers are distracted and not paying attention to the road, they might not see a bicyclist on the street, resulting in an accident.


When motorists are driving too fast, it limits their reaction time, which could make them more likely to hit a bicycle.

Running stop signs or red lights

If a driver runs a red light or stop sign when a bicycle has the right of way, it could cause a terrible collision.

Unsafe lane changes

Drivers must check their blind spots before changing lanes, or they could easily miss a bicycle.

Not leaving a big enough buffer

While fender benders between two passenger vehicles are generally not catastrophic, rear-end accidents with bicycles can be, which is why drivers should leave a big enough buffer if a bicyclist is ahead of them.

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Injuries frequently sustained in bicycle accidents

Bicycle accidents could result in life-changing injuries, even if the rider is wearing the appropriate protective gear. These are some of the most common injuries sustained in these types of accidents:

  • Traumatic brain injuries
  • Facial injuries, such as a fractured jaw, broken nose, or cracked teeth
  • Back injuries
  • Bodily trauma, including musculoskeletal trauma and soft tissue injuries
  • Abdominal injuries, including a ruptured spleen, vascular perforation, and traumatic hernia

If you sustained these or any other injuries in a bicycle accident, you could recover compensation that could cover medical costs, rehabilitative expenses, lost wages, property damage, pain and suffering, and more. Ensure you seek medical attention immediately after your accident and seek legal counsel to pursue a claim.

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What to do after a bicycle accident

There are some crucial steps you should take after a bicycle accident to protect your well-being and your chances of successfully filing a claim:

  • Call local law enforcement and wait for the police to arrive.
  • If there are any witnesses, try to obtain their contact information.
  • Document the scene of the accident by taking pictures with your phone.
  • Make sure a police report is made.
  • Seek medical attention at once.
  • Contact an experienced personal injury lawyer.

Counsel for bicycle accident claims: The Law Offices of Stipe & Belote in OKC.

A bicycle accident attorney in Oklahoma City could help if you were recently injured in a bicycle accident caused by negligence. Whether you were the bicycle’s rider or the car’s driver, we can discuss your legal options and how a competent personal injury lawyer could assist you in properly handling your claim to seek the best possible result. For a free initial review of your bicycle accident case, contact our experienced legal team.

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