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Where Do Bicycle Accidents Happen in Denver?

 Posted on May 02, 2022 in Uncategorized

Bicycle accidents in Denver are often severe and sometimes even fatal. In Denver, bicyclists represent roughly 2 percent of the state's crash fatalities. However, ten times as many cyclists suffer serious injuries in accidents on the road.

While wearing a helmet dramatically reduces the risk of sustaining a serious head injury in a bicycle accident, it does not prevent all types of injuries.

While bicycle accidents can occur at any time and to anyone, there are some places where bicycle accidents seem to occur at a more alarming rate. In the city of Denver, bicycle accidents are surprisingly more concentrated in a dozen city core neighborhoods.

Bicycle accidents are more likely to occur in these Denver neighborhoods:

  • Congress Park
  • Westwood
  • Cheesman Park
  • Highland
  • Baker
  • City Park West
  • Lincoln Park
  • Civic Center
  • North Capitol Hill
  • Capitol Hill
  • Union Station
  • Central Business District
  • Five Points

In addition, most bicycle accidents in Denver happen at intersections. Excessive traffic at intersections means cyclists may not be visible to drivers. Other common places for bicycle accidents include driveways, sidewalks, and crosswalks.

Sadly, drivers are the cause of most bicycle accidents in Denver. The most common driver error is failing to yield to a cyclist. This can happen when a driver turns or changes lanes and does not see a cyclist approaching.

Other common driver errors include speeding, distracted driving, and driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol.

What to Do After a Bicycle Accident in Denver

If you are hurt, even if you are hurt just a little, you must seek medical attention immediately after a bicycle accident. The easiest way to do this is to call 911 at the accident scene.

Calling 911 will alert the police and medical teams to your location. While the EMTs treat your injuries and evaluate your condition, the police will gather the necessary information to file their report. Their report is invaluable when you file a liability claim.

If you can, take photos of the accident and the damage to your bike. Gather eyewitness information and be sure to exchange information with the at-fault driver. If you are too injured to do this, ask someone to do this on your behalf.

It is essential to call an experienced Denver bicycle accident lawyer as soon as possible. Your time is better spent recovering and getting back on the road again. Let a lawyer handle the paperwork and insurance companies for you.

Their experience means you have a better chance of success when seeking maximum compensation. Without a lawyer, insurance companies will play hardball. They only offer injured cyclists a fraction of what they need - and deserve.

Contact Our Denver Bicycle Accident Lawyers Today

If you or someone you love suffered an injury in a bicycle accident in Denver, we can help. Call The Gold Law Firm today. We can meet with you for a FREE and 100% confidential evaluation to answer all your questions. Call us today for a free consultation at 303-694-4653. We have office locations in Denver, Brush, Durango, and Loveland, we are here to help you.

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