Bloomington has a reputation as one of the most bicycle-friendly cities in the nation. Even in Bloomington, however, cycling can be dangerous. Nationally, between 700 and 800 bicyclists die each year, most of them in accidents involving cars or trucks.
Contrary to what some people believe, bicycles are not supposed to be ridden on the sidewalk. Indiana law considers a bicycle a vehicle. It therefore has just as much a right to be operated in the road (freeways excepted) as a car or truck. Drivers who fail to understand and acknowledge this endanger not only law-abiding cyclists, but themselves and other motorists. Cyclists, of course, have responsibilities as well as rights and they are required to follow the law with the same care as motorists.
Attorney Eric Allan Koch is experienced in bicycle injury and death litigation. With over 28 years of experience, he is a member of the Million Dollar Advocates Forum and the Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forum. Ratings by his clients have earned him the Martindale-Hubbell Client Distinction Award for responsiveness, quality of service, communications ability, and overall value.
We handle bicycle cases on a contingent fee basis. If you or a loved one has been injured while on a bicycle, contact us today for a free and confidential consultation