Injured in a Bicycle Accident in Akron, OH?

Injured in a Bicycle Accident in Akron, OH?

Hire a personal injury attorney that you can trust

Many individuals ride bicycles recreationally or as a casual form of transportation. Although riding a bicycle may seem fairly safe, there are hundreds of bicycle accidents every year in the US. In many cases, bicycle accidents are a result of negligence by a motorist while operating his or her vehicle. The following are some common types of accidents that may result in an injury to a cyclist:

  • An automobile driver is under the influence of drugs or alcohol
  • Distracted or careless driving that results in striking the bicyclist
  • A motorist's failure to yield at an intersection or running a traffic signal
  • An automobile driver's failure to look both ways before passing a stop sign
  • Failure on the part of the motorist to see the cyclist for a variety of reasons

Many individuals who are in a bicycle accident do not receive fair treatment. Allow personal injury attorney James J. Gutbrod to ensure you get what you deserve. He will give you the personal attention you need from beginning to end. Contact Attorney Gutbrod, in Akron, OH today to find out how he can help you.

Protect yourself from negligence on the road

As a bicyclist, it is nearly impossible to control the actions of motorists on the road. However, there are ways that you can protect yourself from harm while riding a bicycle:

  • Monitor the dangerous actions of motorists on the road such as speeding or not slowing down at a traffic signal
  • Watch for distracted driving and do not pull in front of a vehicle if you believe that the driver does not see you
  • Wear a helmet and protective equipment, especially while cycling on a busy road
  • Obey all traffic rules
  • Practice defensive cycling and always be alert


Do not wait to give us a call if you have been injured and feel you may have a personal injury claim. Contact Attorney Gutbrod in Akron, OH today.