Local Bicycle Accident Attorney Serving the Antelope Valley
Like motorcyclists, bicyclists enjoy the freedom of the open road. However, since bicycles are particularly open and exposed, they are subject to serious personal injury or wrongful death in the event of a collision with another vehicle on the road. The bicycle accident attorneys at Kistler Law Firm fight to see that injured riders and their families are compensated for the harm done to them by negligent or distracted drivers.
Causes of Bicycle Accidents
While bicyclists have a duty to ride with care, motorists have a duty to be aware of their surroundings and drive accordingly. Drivers should expect that there may be bicyclists on the road and should be alert to their presence. Unfortunately, some drivers simply do not respect the right of bicycles to share the road and intentionally drive aggressively or recklessly around them.
Common causes of bicycle accidents include:
- Turning into the bicyclist’s lane and violating his or her right of way
- Failing to yield to the bicyclist’s right of way
- Not allowing room for the bicyclists
- Texting while driving or other distracted driving Help is Available
Bicyclists are encouraged to wear approved helmets and to ride defensively according to current traffic and road conditions. However, all the protection in the world cannot protect you from a negligent, reckless, or aggressive driver. If you have been injured in a bicycle accident, please contact Kistler Law Firm to speak with a bicycle accident attorney about your rights to recover compensation for the harm done to you.