Cyclists involved in motor vehicle collisions have rights to compensation, too
Cyclists injured in auto accidents often fail to assert their legal rights to pursue a personal injury claim. Oftentimes, when police perform investigations around a collision, they find fault with the cyclist in the scenario. The fault can be inaccurately and incorrectly placed on the cyclist, because a car or automobile is required by law to slow down and pass a cyclist only when it is safe to do so.
Because cars and other motor vehicles are more powerful than bicycles and pedestrians, the responsibility tends to fall – unfairly – on those on the street to play it safe and avoid collisions. But at an intersection, a bicyclist has the right-of-way against a car coming in the opposite direction and making a left-hand turn. Many times, motor vehicles ignore rules of the road and end up being the root of the cause of these accidents.
If you have been injured in a bike accident, call us. O’Connor and Ryan has extensive experience handling personal injury matters, and Attorney Ed Ryan also happens to be an avid cyclist as well. We will stand up for your rights and ensure you have the opportunity to pursue the personal injury claim you are entitled to.
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