As the weather gets warmer, more and more people are looking for reasons to get outside. One outdoor activity that a lot of people take part in is bicycling, whether it is competitive cycling or simply taking a family bike ride through the neighborhood. Like any other driver, bicyclists are required to follow the rules of the road. Unfortunately, there are a lot of accidents between bicyclists and cars, despite state laws that serve to protect bicyclists. For example, there is a law that states a motor vehicle must keep at least three feet between the vehicle and the cyclist when passing. If they fail to do so, they may receive a fine for “failure to grant the right of way to a bicycle.” If the driver of a motor vehicle isn’t paying careful enough attention to their surroundings, they can easily hit a bicyclist. When a bicyclist gets into an accident with a car, the bicyclist is likely to become injured because they have very little to protect them.
There is a wide range of factors that may result in a bicycle accident. The bicyclist may end up with high medical bills, lost wages due to time out of work, and the loss of enjoyment of life due to the injuries sustained in the accident. You may be able to bring a claim against the driver and owner of the car to obtain compensation for these expenses. If you have questions about bringing a lawsuit after being injured in a bicycle accident, contact an experienced personal injury attorney who can provide you with assistance.