Bicycle Accidents and Negligence in Alaska

Bicycling is a popular way to get around, especially in areas that have city centers like Anchorage where destinations are close together and driving is not always the best alternative.  Unfortunately, when bicyclists and cars occupy the same roadways, there is always the possibility for accidents. When these accidents occur, bicyclists usually suffer the most severe injuries.

Over the last five reported years (the years from 2013-2017), federal data show that an average of just over one person loses their life in accidents involving bicycles and motor vehicles in Alaska each year. There are obvious reasons as to why this number is as low as it is, such as lower vehicle traffic, less bicycle traffic and better sight/vision lines along many Alaskan roads.  This does not mean, however, that Alaskans are not injured in these types of accidents and minimizing risk is an important step in preventing bicycle/motor vehicle clashes.

Cars and bicycles come together everyday. There is danger inherent in these interactions.  Even the most careful cyclist can still fall victim to an accident. If you are a cyclist and you have been injured by the driver of a vehicle, you have rights that need to be protected. The attorneys at Power & Power Law in Anchorage have been taking care of victims for decades. Give us a call at 907-222-9990 or toll free at 833-669-9990 or click here to set up your initial consultation and put our expertise to work for you.