Tag Archives: Bicycle Accident

Two Wisconsin Deaths Bring the Total Bicycle Fatalities to Highest Since ’90s

black bikeA Milwaukee bicyclist recently died after being hit by a motor vehicle, bringing the total Wisconsin bicycle fatalities to 15 for the year. According to the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, the number of bicycle fatalities this year is the highest annual total since 1999, when 18 deaths were recorded.

The total number of bicycle fatalities this year is an alarming difference from last year, when only 4 bicycle fatalities were recorded in Wisconsin. Although the circumstances and responsibility vary with each accident, about 60% of adult bicycle crashes are the result of motorist error, according to the Wisconsin Department of Transportation. The most common motorist error is making a left turn across the path of an oncoming bicycle. The most common error among bicyclists is riding the wrong way in traffic. To decrease the amount of bicycle crashes and fatalities, everyone on the road must follow the rules of the road, stay alert, and always be aware of their surroundings.

Attorney Andrew Larson Fights Insurance Company Denial; Gets Client Recovery

andrewIn this case, our client was a bicyclist struck by a motor vehicle while turning into a fast food restaurant parking lot. The at-fault motorist’s insurance company denied liability, stating that the bicyclist failed to signal and abruptly turned into the side of the car. After investigating and evaluating the case with the client, Attorney Andrew Larson filed a lawsuit. The at-fault motorist’s insurance company continued its denial based upon its own interpretation of the facts. Unwavering in his client’s case and right to compensation, Attorney Andrew Larson litigated the case to a settlement that accounted for all medical treatment and the client’s pain and suffering.

At Davis and Gelshenen, our attorneys stand by our clients and are not afraid to take the insurance companies head-on.

If you or someone you know has been injured in an accident, call Davis & Gelshenen LLP at 1-866-427-2121 for a free initial consultation with one of our Experienced, Trusted, and Recommended Personal Injury Attorneys. Davis & Gelshenen LLP handles cases throughout Wisconsin, Illinois, Ohio, and North Carolina and will meet with you at your home to discuss your case.

Results may vary based on specific injuries and the circumstances surrounding each individual case. The results listed above are not a predictor of the same results in similar cases.