Bicycle Accidents

In my experience, it seems there are two different views about a bicyclist’s use of the roadway.  There are those who understand that the bicyclist has the right to be on the roadway, and there are others who resent the bicyclist and think they are in the way and slowing them down.  Either way, when an accident between a bicycle and automobile or truck occurs, the bicycle generally loses the battle, generally leading to significant injuries or fatalities.

Like motorcycle accidents, bicycle accidents typically seem to happen when a vehicle fails to yield the right of way to a bicyclist at an intersection, or the bicyclist is sideswiped by a passing vehicle.  I’ve seen many cases where vehicles turn directly in front of cyclist while pulling into or out of private driveways or parking lots because they simply are not looking for and do not “see” the cyclist.

Injuries from bicycle collisions can be quite severe.  The law allows a bicyclist who has been injured through no fault of their own to recover for injuries sustained, lost wages and other out of pocket expenses just like any other injury case.  Acting quickly is important to preserve evidence, and to quickly call law enforcement should a bicyclist be subject to a “hit and run” situation.

 

Bicycle Accidents

In my experience, it seems there are two different views about a bicyclist’s use of the roadway.  There are those who understand that the bicyclist has the right to be on the roadway, and there are others who resent the bicyclist and think they are in the way and slowing them down.  Either way, when an accident between a bicycle and automobile or truck occurs, the bicycle generally loses the battle, generally leading to significant injuries or fatalities.

Like motorcycle accidents, bicycle accidents typically seem to happen when a vehicle fails to yield the right of way to a bicyclist at an intersection, or the bicyclist is sideswiped by a passing vehicle.  I’ve seen many cases where vehicles turn directly in front of cyclist while pulling into or out of private driveways or parking lots because they simply are not looking for and do not “see” the cyclist.

Injuries from bicycle collisions can be quite severe.  The law allows a bicyclist who has been injured through no fault of their own to recover for injuries sustained, lost wages and other out of pocket expenses just like any other injury case.  Acting quickly is important to preserve evidence, and to quickly call law enforcement should a bicyclist be subject to a “hit and run” situation.

 

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