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Rhode Island Bicycle Accident Attorneys

Protecting the Rights of Bicyclists from Middletown to Providence

Riding a bicycle is an excellent form of exercise and is also good for the environment. Unfortunately, cyclists are also vulnerable to serious, life-altering injuries when involved in a motor vehicle collision. Even a cyclist who wears all the recommended protective gear and follows the rules of the road is still at a huge disadvantage when going head-to-head with a car or commercial truck.

The Rhode Island bicycle accident lawyers at Karns & Kerrison are here to fight for your rights after a bike crash. Our team has recovered over $250 million for our clients to help them pay for medical bills, lost wages, and other expenses.

Contact our office today by calling (888) 281-3100 and schedule a free, confidential consultation.

Bike AccidentWhat To Do If You've Been Hurt in a Bike Accident?

If you or your loved one has already been injured in a bicycle accident in Rhode Island, please take advantage of a free consultation from Karns & Kerrison. We hope you will contact us as soon as possible so that we can begin gathering key evidence while it is still available: photos of the accident scene, interviews with eyewitnesses, observation of the injured person, and more.

What if your bike accident involved a drunk driver? What if you were a pedestrian, struck by a bicycle on a recreational biking and walking path? What if it was a hit-and-run accident? Whatever the circumstances of your bicycle accident, Karns & Kerrison has the knowledge and experience that it takes to make a strong case for your compensation.

How Can We Help Your Claim?

A typical situation that often leads to bicycle accidents is the case of a bicycle traveling legally along the edge of a road — and a driver of a car, truck, or bus who says afterward that he or she "did not see" the bicyclist.

Bicycle AccidentAs in the case of motorcycle accidents, public sentiment is often against a bicyclist without regard to whether that bicycle rider was obeying traffic laws. It is important for a bicycle accident victim to have an advocate who respects a bicyclist's rights in traffic.

Vehicle accident reconstruction initiatives can help determine how a bicycle accident actually happened. If the bicyclist was obeying traffic laws but the motorist was not keeping a proper lookout, this information may help build a strong case for an injury claim or lawsuit.

How to Ensure Your Safety When Riding Your Bicycle

If you or a loved one regularly rides a bike in traffic, and you are lucky enough to be reviewing this page before an accident has occurred, we have some powerful words of advice to offer based on our previous clients' experiences:

  • If you ride your bicycle at dawn, dusk or in dark conditions, you should have a bicycle light and use it when lighting is poor.
  • You should wear a helmet and other appropriate protective gear, such as kneepads when you ride your bicycle on a heavily traveled road.
  • You should wear a reflective vest or at the very least, a jacket or vest with colors that stand out.
  • You should not use a cellphone to talk or text while operating a bicycle. The same is true for vehicle drivers with the potential to be involved in an accident involving a bicycle.

In summary, be prepared, watch out for yourself and do not assume that drivers will obey the rules of the road.

Call our offices in Providence & Middletown at (888) 281-3100 to schedule a free consultation. We can help you understand your rights and options after a bicycle accident.

  • Car Accident Traumatic Brain Injury
    I would definitely recommend Karns & Kerrison to anyone who asked - they come through for you.

    - Patricia Feeley

  • Slipped on Greasy Floor
    I have no reservations whatsoever in recommending Karns & Kerrison.

    - Mike Carey

  • Rear End Collision
    Nothing but positive results from consultation, to filing the legal suit, handling of a major operation, to recovery and finalizing a generous settlement.

    - Larry Goldfarb

  • Horrible Car Accident
    They not only got me a fair settlement, they helped to get me well.

    - Nancy

  • Motor Vehicle Accident - Braga Bridge
    It was comforting to know I had someone watching out for me.

    - Jeanie Small

  • Pedestrian hit by Car
    I did not know where to turn when I realized I needed legal help but I am very happy that I found Karns & Kerrison.

    - Martin

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If you or your loved one suffered severe, life-altering injuries due to someone else’s negligence, we are here to help you fight for justice. For answers to your questions or to schedule a free consultation, contact our personal injury team at (888) 281-3100. We offer our legal services on a contingency fee basis, meaning you only pay attorneys’ fees after we have recovered compensation on your behalf.

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