Bike Law is not a law firm, but a network of independent bicycle accident attorneys and law firms who share a common approach to the law and to helping cyclists. We also have a non-profit advocacy effort, the Bike Law Foundation.
Our methods and processes have been honed over the last fifteen years: we have handled every type of bicycle crash, and have learned (and will continue to learn) how to do it better. Lawyers in the Bike Law Network share insight and experience to serve cyclists. Our Network is growing, and as it does, each of us learns more.
As cyclists, we take a different approach because we understand how important cycling is, and how devastating it can be to be hit by a motor vehicle while riding a bike, and suffer serious injuries. We also know what it is like to lose the ability or desire to ride. Our goal is to be social as well as legal advocates. We strive to help clients get back up and riding as soon as possible.
Once we get a case, we work with the police to get the facts right and to determine whether a motorist was at fault. We will guide you through medical treatment and medical bills, negotiate with insurance companies, and, when necessary, file suit and go to trial.
We also provide pro bono legal advice to cycling clubs and teams - about insurance, organizational structure, advocacy efforts, bicycle safety and more. We regularly speak at bike club meetings and are happy to come to yours.
Lawyers in the Bike Law network of bicycling attorneys are advocates for all cyclists. That means commuters, racers, beginners, and advanced riders. If you ride a bicycle for any reason, whether it be for pleasure, for transportation or for sport, we advocate for your bicycling rights and safety.
Bicycling lawyers are here to protect you on the road. By going after texting teenagers, speeding sports car drivers, drunk drivers, motorists who blow through stop signs or fail to yield right of way, or careless drivers who open their car door into a bike lane, you are sending a message to other drivers and also insurance companies. You are saying we aren't going to take it anymore!
Drivers and bike riders need to be mindful, drive carefully, follow traffic laws, and share the road. We both pay for it with our tax dollars, and we both need to obey the established rules
Lawyers in the Bike Law Network represent bicyclists injured in traffic crashes, at the police station, against insurance companies, and in the courts.
We advocate the rights of all cyclists, not just our clients. We report, comment, and campaign on bicycling safety.
What to do if you are in a bike crash, why we don't say bicycle accident or bike accident, how to ride safely, and more.
We believe in the cycling movement and where it is going. We want cycling culture to evolve elegantly.
In addition to representing injured cyclists, our 501(c)(3) Foundation advocates for better biking everywhere!
Join our tribe of bicyclists who share in the celebration of cycling.
2023 got off to a rough start for Charlotte, North Carolina, particularly in the context of road safety. Within about a week, we lost a young woman who was riding her bicycle, a pedestrian killed in the same area of town, and four people were killed in a car wreck on I-85 in the […]Read More
Unless you’re a very recent follower of ours, you’ve heard us talk before about “contributory negligence.” To recap: “pure contributory negligence” is the law in North Carolina and only 3 other states (Alabama, Virginia, Maryland). In pure contributory negligence states, if a person is injured by someone else’s fault and the injured person contributes even […]Read More
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