Bicycle Accidents

Minneapolis Bicycle Accident Attorneys

Seeking Justice for Injured Bicyclists in MN, WI, & ND

In the busy streets of Minneapolis, bicycle accidents are inevitable. If you were injured by someone else’s negligence on Minnesota roads, you deserve fair compensation to cover medical expenses, lost earnings, and more. That’s why our bicycle accident attorneys are committed to pursuing justice for wrongfully injured bicyclists in Minnesota, Wisconsin, and North Dakota. 

At Fay & Associates, we understand how frustrating and overwhelming it can be to recover damages after a wrongful injury, especially while dealing with the physical, financial, and emotional fallout of a serious accident. With 27 years of experience, Our trusted advocates have over 27 years of experience and an in-depth understanding of personal injury law to aggressively protect your rights and advocate tirelessly for the maximum compensation you’re entitled to. 

Recovering Damages in a Bicycle Accident

Various damages may be recovered in a bicycle accident. At Fay & Associates, we can thoroughly investigate the accident to determine available damages and ensure you’re compensated fairly. There are three types of recoverable damages, including:

  • Economic damages: These compensate for financial losses, such as property damage, lost earnings, medical expenses, and treatment costs. 
  • Non-economic damages: These compensate for non-financial losses, such as pain and suffering, emotional distress, scarring and disfigurement, loss of enjoyment of life, and loss of consortium.
  • Punitive damages: Unlike other damages, punitive damages are meant to punish the defendant for especially harmful or reckless behavior. These are awarded in rare cases involving extreme malice to deter similar behavior by others. 

If you were injured in a bicycle accident, contact us online to schedule a free consultation. Pay nothing until we achieve a favorable settlement. 

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With a full staff of attorneys, paralegals and investigators, our entire staff is dedicated to getting our clients the best possible results.

Who Is Liable in a Bicycle Accident?

While many people assume that bicyclists always have the right-of-way, this isn’t the case. For example, in Minnesota, bikes aren’t allowed on the sidewalk. If a driver fails to see a bicyclist using the sidewalk and injures the biker, the driver may not be at fault for the accident. Under Minnesota Statutes §169.222, bicyclists “shall have all of the rights and duties applicable to the driver of any other vehicle.” In other words, bicyclists are legally obligated to obey the same traffic laws as motor vehicle drivers. 

Establishing liability in a bicycle accident can be tricky, especially without a comprehensive understanding of state law. Working with an experienced bicycle accident attorney is imperative to prove the other party's negligence and reduce the chance of your claim being dismissed. Depending on the circumstances of the bicycle accident, various parties may be liable for damages. Common liable parties in a bicycle accident include: 

  • Fellow motorists: If the bicycle accident occurs due to a negligent motorist, such as a bus driver, car driver, or truck driver, that motorist may be liable for damages. 
  • Manufacturers: If the accident occurred due to a defect in the bicycle’s design or manufacturing, the manufacturer responsible may be liable for damages. 
  • Mechanics: If the bicycle was recently serviced by a negligent mechanic or shop that led to the accident, the mechanic may be liable for injuries.
  • The city, county, or state: If the accident occurred because the city, county, or other regulatory body failed to maintain safe road conditions or prevent known hazards, that body may be liable for the bicycle accident.

Our Minneapolis attorneys can thoroughly review the circumstances of the bicycle accident to determine the validity of your claim and fortify your case with relevant evidence, from arranging eyewitness interviews to accessing security cam footage to consulting with medical specialists.

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  • Invested in You

    Our relationship with clients begins with a consultation and continues through your case and life outside the courtroom. We are invested in your case, but also you. 

  • Advocates for the Injured

    We choose to focus our firm in a few areas of law so we can stay in the forefront of legal changes and gain in-depth legal knowledge that our clients can benefit from. Our attorneys never represent insurance companies or large corporations.

  • Treating Clients Like Partners
    With Fay & Associates, you have the entire backing of our firm, including the breadth and depth of our resources standing behind you.

Common Injuries in Bicycle Accidents

Bicycle accidents can result in serious injuries, life-altering disabilities, and even fatalities. Common injuries sustained in bicycle accidents include: 

  • Bones and fractures
  • Concussions and traumatic brain injuries (TBIs)
  • Spinal cord injuries
  • Amputations and disfigurement
  • Road rash and lacerations
  • Internal organ damage and internal bleeding
  • Whiplash and other soft tissue injuries

Depending on the severity of your injury, you may require extensive medical treatment, rehabilitation, ongoing care, and adaptive equipment. Our Minneapolis bicycle accident attorneys are well-versed in personal injury cases to strengthen your claim and maximize available damages to support your financial recovery.

  • “Communication was excellent between client and customer.”

    I'd like to first and foremost THANK Michael Fay and Associates for taking on my case. It was a slow process but they were able to retrieve the amount they were shooting for. Communication was excellent between client and customer. I'm very satisfied with the service and outcome. I'd HIGHLY recommend them to handle and settle any case of mine in the future, if need be. Outstanding company!!!

    - Precious N.
  • “Michael Fay was on point since the very first day”

    Michael Fay was on point since the very first day and met my expectations above what I expected. He fulfilled what I doubted and made it possible and real. He's the best attorney for personal injury cases, no one like him. Best! best! best!

    - Jill S.
  • “They went above and beyond to help me with my case.”
    I will highly recommend Fay & Associates. They were very professional. They kept me informed of all the details.They went above and beyond to help me with my case. Thank you, Fay & Associates
    - Makesha V.
  • “They always fought to get me what I deserve”

    I have worked with Michael twice now regarding motor vehicle accidents and he has always fought to get me what I deserve very good communication wouldnt recommended anyone else. He is the best!

    - Dontay
  • “Micheal Fay hears his client's concerns, and worries and works to win”

    Great Lawyer. Very professional. Micheal Fay hears his client's concerns, and worries and works to win. First time needing a lawyer and I’m beyond impressed with the service and the outcome of my service. Thank you so much for all that you and your team have done in order to help settle my case.

    - Micheline M.
  • “Michael Fay is a professional attorney who exudes excellence.”

    Michael Fay is a professional attorney who exudes excellence. I had the immense pleasure of working with him on a personal injury case that required a lot of time and negotiation. Michael worked tirelessly to ensure the client was happy. The opposing party was not willing to approve a settlement based on his clients claims. Michael was able to foster a very tactful and intelligent dialogue with the opposing counsel to reach a very lucrative settlement for his client.

    - Mike H.

Advocates for the Injured

When it comes to taking back your life after a bicycle accident, don’t settle for less than the high-quality representation at Fay & Associates. Our firm is committed to serving every client with integrity and honesty, ensuring your questions are answered promptly while keeping you fully informed throughout your case. Since 1997, our award-winning lawyers have represented the best interests of clients in Minnesota, Wisconsin, and North Dakota. With over $10 million recovered for the wrongfully injured, we’re committed to helping people heal and recover from tragic events. From dog bites to boating accidents, reach out to our compassionate advocates today to secure the experienced representation you deserve. 

If you were harmed by someone else’s negligence, our seasoned attorneys can relentlessly pursue justice. Call (612) 888-8354 to schedule a free consultation. 

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