Boulder boasts more than 300 miles of dedicated bikeways, which may be part of the reason 10.5% of the city’s population reports biking to work regularly. That’s nearly 20-times the national average. However, as impressive as this statistic is, it also means more bicycle and car collisions, many of which result in serious injury for the cyclist.
If you have been injured while riding your bike in Boulder, Louisville, or surrounding areas of Colorado, please contact Jeffress Law online or by calling (303) 732-6634 to schedule a free and informative consultation today.
The Dangers of Bicycle Accidents
Boulder is a pedestrian-friendly community. Seven out of every ten Boulderites own a bicycle and a good number use theirs at least once a week. In between, other forms of alternative transportation, including walking, are the preferred method of travel for many in our city.
Similar to pedestrian accidents, accidents between bicycles and cars typically result in serious or even fatal injury. This can include:
- Injury to the head neck
- Brain injury
- Spinal cord injury
- Broken or fractured bones
According to the Boulder Cycling Club, 75% of all deaths and permanent disabilities incurred during bicycle accidents result from brain injury. Helmet use is not required for bicycling in Colorado, but failure to wear one can impact your ability to collect fair compensation when injured in a bicycle accident. Regardless of helmet use, if you were injured by a motorist’s actions, Boulder pedestrian accident attorney Chris Jeffress is prepared to take your case as far as necessary to help you secure every penny you are due.
The City of Boulder reports that most accidents between bicycles and cars occur at intersections, and an alarming 60% are a result of motorists failing to look for cyclists. 23% of these accidents occur when a right-turning driver fails to properly check for cyclists in approaching bike lanes or on paths and sidewalks. In a city with such a large cycling population this is entirely unacceptable. If you or a loved one have been among those injured by a reckless or negligent driver, our Boulder bicycle accident lawyer is here to help. Call us at (303) 732-6634 to schedule your free consultation and learn how Mr. Jeffress can help you get the compensation you deserve.