Liability of Automobile Drivers in Bicycle Accidents

In the hustle and bustle of busy streets, accidents occur every day. Many accidents occur between automobile drivers and bicycle riders. Determining who is at fault in such cases can be tricky due to a variety of factors. For this reason, when one is injured in this type of accident, seeking legal help immediately is key. If you or someone you know has been injured in an accident between an automobile driver and a bicyclist, contact the personal injury attorneys of Finkelstein and Partners, LLP today. Our expert team of Personal Injury Lawyers have the knowledge and experience to give you nothing but the best legal representation.

The majority of accidents of this nature occur at intersections, where drivers often fail to yield or violate the cyclist’s right of way. This is because many drivers don’t understand that bicycle riders have the same rights on the road that drivers do. Other accident scenarios of this kind occur when bicyclists are side swiped as drivers switch lanes. These incidents occur when drivers fail to check their rear view mirrors and switch lanes without taking notice to cyclists in other lanes. Unfortunately such accidents have a very high injury rate due to the fact that bicycle riders are basically unprotected when it comes to riding in the streets.

There are many causes of bicycle-automobile accidents and these causes are key factors in determining liability. For example, the automobile driver may have acted in negligence by violating an aspect of rules and regulations of the road. The same could be the case for the bicycle rider, as they may be in violation of rules of the road by acting irresponsibly. Other causes of these types of accidents may include a defective bicycle or bicycle safety equipment, as well as hazardous road conditions including wet or slippery roads from rain, ice, or snow.

Bicycle-automobile accident liability can be difficult to pinpoint due to the fact that automobile drivers and bicycle riders alike share the same rules and rights with regard to the road as well as the fact that there may be a number of parties and different factors involved in your specific case. For this reason, contacting an attorney immediately can be a key factor in the outcome of your case. If you or someone you know has been injured in an automobile-bicycle accident, contact the personal injury attorneys of Finkelstein and Partners, LLP today. Our reputable and knowledgeable team of personal injury lawyers has vast experience in these types of cases, and will stop at nothing to make sure you receive the representation and compensation you deserve. Call us today at (800) 529-2676.