Bicycle Accidents

Riding a bicycle should be an enjoyable and relaxing experience. Unfortunately, drivers often don’t give enough respect to bicycle riders. But bicyclists share equal rights to those who drive a car, truck, or motorcycle on local roadways. Specifically, riders of bicycles are required to obey the same rules as other vehicles on the road. Often there is a bicycle lane explicitly delineated for bicycle riders. Through the negligence, inattentiveness, or willfulness of motor vehicle drivers, injuries unfortunately occur.

Bicycle accidents can occur when a motor vehicle driver fails to:

  1. Adequately stop at a posted stop sign
  2. Obey speed limits on a blind curve
  3. Check before pulling in or out of a driveway or parking place

A bicycle may also be rear-ended if a car is following too closely behind a bicyclist. If this occurs, an accident could happen where the bicycle rider is “sandwiched” between two cars resulting in serious injuries! This includes injuries such as a broken leg, amputation, or even death. When these bicycle injuries result, contact a personal injury lawyer to discuss the collision.

Those bicyclists who are involved in even a minor bicycle accident often suffer far greater injury than anyone who was in a car or other motor vehicle. Cyclists who wear protective gear, such as helmets, may have some injuries, even if it’s only road rash. For those who were hit by a car at low speeaftermath of bicycle accidentds, there is generally only damage done to the aesthetics of the car. On the other hand, bicyclists are generally thrown from the bicycle and often suffer serious injuries such as broken bones, road-rash, lacerations, brain damage, severe bleeding, or even death.