Albuquerque is generally touted as a bicycle-friendly city, encompassing over 400 miles of on-street bicycle lanes and bike trails. But unfortunately, each year some drivers fail to share the road and place bicyclists at severe risk of injury.
Due to countless gadgets, drivers can easily become distracted by talking on the phone, text messaging, inputting an address into their GPS system and more.
If you're the victim of a motor vehicle-involved bicycle accident, it's highly recommended to consult with an experienced lawyer about personal injuries or wrongful death as soon as possible. These cases can be complex, and victims can often greatly benefit from the help of a professional.
At Baskerville Law, we’ve seen the devastating damage that can result from automobile-involved bicycle accidents. Our personal injury attorney, Rob Baskerville, has successfully handled bicycle accident cases in New Mexico and would be honored to help.
Common Causes of Bicycle Accidents
Even the most vigilant of cyclists can end up in an accident. Some common causes of bicycle accidents include:
- Failure of a driver to see the bicyclist
- Aggressive, careless or distracted driving
- Failure to use turn signals
- Driver runs a red light or stop sign
- Driver is intoxicated
- Driver fails to maintain adequate spacing
- Driver fails to see the bicyclist approaching
- Driver fails to appropriately judge a bicyclist’s speed or path
- Driver emerges into the path of a cyclist
- Driver fails to see the bicyclist and suddenly changes lanes
Common Bicycle Accident Injuries
Cyclists are not protected by the level of safety that a vehicle can provide and injuries to bicyclists can be catastrophic:
- Trauma to the head, including traumatic brain injury
- Fractures/Broken bones
- Neck injury
- Back injury
- Spinal cord injury
- Disc bulge or ruptured disc
- Burn injury
- Mental anguish
- Wrongful death
Albuquerque Lawyer for Bicycle Accidents
If you’ve been hurt or suffered the loss of a loved one due to a vehicle-involved bicycle accident, please contact our personal injury law firm today for your free case evaluation with a knowledgeable and dedicated attorney. We’ll listen to your story and provide you with guidance. And if hiring an attorney isn’t in your best interest, we’ll let you know that, too.
Call or text (505) 247-2774 to speak with our highly-rated Albuquerque attorney about your bicycle accident, or submit your information using our contact form and we’ll get back to you as soon as possible.
We're a contingency-fee law firm, meaning that our clients never pay us directly, and never pay us a cent out of pocket. In the unlikely event that we’re unable to recover compensation for you, we don’t get paid. Our No-Fee Guarantee is just one small part of the Baskerville Law Advantage.