As a bicyclist, you are well aware of just how difficult it can be to share the road with drivers. While most drivers are more than willing to do whatever it takes to keep cyclists safe, there are always a few who could not care less about this.
Here are some of the many things that drivers do that put bicyclists at risk:
- Crowding a bicyclist off the road
- Ignoring bicycle lanes, such as by using them to pass other vehicles
- Backing into a bicyclist in a parking lot or when leaving a parking space
- Running into a bicyclist at a crosswalk
All of these can lead to an accident that causes serious injury or even death.
At our law firm, we know that a bicycle accident is often the result of aggressive driving. This is why we take the time to conduct a thorough investigation on behalf of our clients. This goes a long way in turning up information showing who was at fault and how the accident could have been prevented.
If you are ever involved in a bicycle accident with a car, you should not attempt to ride away from the scene. Instead, move yourself to safety, if possible, and wait for help to arrive.
Once you receive medical treatment and understand the long term impact of your injuries, it's time to learn more about the accident itself and your legal rights. Depending on the circumstances and what the investigation turns up, you may be able to file a lawsuit with the hope of receiving compensation from the negligent party.