With the proliferation of bike lanes and bicycle sharing services, more people are riding bikes to get around in cities. Unfortunately, this has led to more bicycle accidents. The cause is often drivers who are not familiar with the rights bicyclists have on the road. Cars often use bicycle lanes as turn lanes and cause serious injury to the cyclist.
In some cases automobile drivers simply do not pick up drivers in their line of sight and turn right into them. Bicyclists can even be injured by a stationary vehicle when an absent minded driver or passenger “doors” a passing cyclist.
If you have been injured in a bicycle accident you should immediately contact a personal injury lawyer who specializes in such accidents. Traffic laws as they relate to cyclists often vary not just by state but also by municipality. Make sure that you have a lawyer who is familiar with both the local laws and the layout of bike lanes on the street grid. Not every attorney handles cases involving bike accidents so make sure you find an appropriate specialist in the field.
If you, or someone you know, has been injured in a bicycle accident, and it was not their fault contact the Law Offices, Stefan Robert Pancer, P.C. today. We stand up to the insurance industry, on your behalf, making sure you are compensated for your damages and injuries in your bicycle accident case.