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 30 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 and the Martindale-Hubbell Client Champion Gold Award.
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*.
* A free confidential case evaluation will be conducted by telephone by an attorney, paralegal, or legal assistant for the purpose of enabling the prospective client to learn more about the experience and credentials of the attorneys in the law firm and for the law firm to determine in advance whether any actual or potential conflicts of interest exist, determine in advance whether the matter is within the firm's scope of practice, make a preliminary evaluation of the merits of the matter, and evaluate whether the firm's current case load allows the firm to accept the case.