Scott M. Kuboff, Esq. is an avid cyclist, USAC Cat 3 Cyclocross athlete, member of Bike Cleveland and the Heights Bicycle Coalition, and is a Cleveland Bicycle Accident Lawyer with the law firm of Ibold & O'Brien who helps fellow cyclists receive fair and just compensation for injuries sustained while riding their bicycle.
Although many communities have been welcoming cyclists with the addition of designated bike lanes, sharrows, other bike-friendly amenities, and the passage of Ohio House Bill 154 (3-Foot passing law); cyclists still must navigate roadways along with motor vehicles. This can be extremely intimidating for a new or young rider and is no less dangerous for an experienced cyclist. Throw in deteriorating roads, debris, defective products, the occasional dog, or the sketchy rider in the group ride and a simple bike ride can be a precarious activity.
While most bicycling accidents leave the cyclists with some bruises and road rash, unfortunately, too often there are painful reminders of the vulnerability of riding your bicycle as some accidents result in catastrophic, life-threatening, and fatal harm.
The Ohio State Patrol publishes crash statistics each spring for the previous year. Here are the most-recent statistics for bicycle-involved accidents:
- 2015: 1,508 (including 29 fatalities)
- 2014: 1,545 (including 13 fatalities)
- 2013: 1,573 (including 19 fatalities)
- 2012: 1,952 (including 18 fatalities)
AS A CLEVELAND BICYCLE ACCIDENT ATTORNEY AND CYCLIST SCOTT M. KUBOFF, ESQ. WILL TIRELESSLY WORK ON YOUR BEHALF TO HOLD THE NEGLIGENT DRIVER ACCOUNTABLE.
The most common causes of bicycle vs. car accidents are:
- “Right Hook” – driver passes the cyclist and immediately turns right into the path of the cyclist
- “Left Cross” – driver traveling towards the cyclist and makes a left turn into the path of the cyclist
- Getting “Doored” – passing a parked car as the driver opens the door
- Passes immediately before red lights or stop signs and slamming on brakes
- Passing in curves or double yellows or with oncoming traffic
- Failing to stop
- Running a red light
- Failing to signal
- Failing to yield the right of way
- Improper backing
- Texting while driving
- Distracted driving
- Drunk driving (responsible for 31% of all traffic fatalities)
- Driver fatigue
If you were injured as a result of a negligent driver, Scott M. Kuboff, Esq., a Cleveland Bicycle Accident Attorney has the experience and expertise to investigate and diligently develop your case to maximize your potential monetary recovery. This includes interviewing witnesses and obtaining statements; compiling all medical records, medical billings, and lost wage verification; consulting with expert witnesses; and dealing with the insurance companies.
As a Cleveland Bicycle Accident Attorney, Scott can guide you throughout the process from opening the claim, to pre-lawsuit settlement discussions, and through trial and appeals if necessary. Scott has experience negotiating and litigating car accident claims with major insurance companies including, but not limited to: Allstate, Auto-Owners, Erie, Farmers, Geico, Grange, Liberty Mutual, Nationwide, Progressive, State Farm, Westfield, and others.
Scott's representation of car accident victims is on a contingency basis, meaning you will pay NO ATTORNEYS FEES unless he recovers for you.
FINALLY, HAVE A CYCLIST BE YOUR CLEVELAND BICYCLE ACCIDENT ATTORNEY
Not only is Scott a top-rated Cleveland Bicycle Accident Attorney, he is also an avid cyclist who has been competitively racing his bicycle and sponsoring Northeast Ohio cycling teams since 2009. Scott is a Cat III cyclocross and a Cat IV road cyclist under USA Cycling License #298848. He is a member of Bike Cleveland, Shaker Cycling, and a co-founder of North Coast Cycling. Scott loves supporting the MS Society by participating in the MS 150 with “Team Cutters” and is a volunteer course marshal for Velosano.
If you have sustained an injury in a bicycle accident, contact Scott, a Cleveland Bicycle Accident Attorney and cyclist, for a no cost, no obligation consultation and case evaluation.
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