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Bike Accidents Caused by Bikers

When an accident occurs between a bicyclist and a motor vehicle driver, both parties are likely to point to the other as the party at fault. While some accidents are certainly caused by irresponsible drivers, to the detriment of a bicyclist’s safety, other accidents certainly are also caused by unsafe behavior on the parts of bicyclists. Both the driver and the bicyclist have responsibilities to others on the road to engage in only safe driving behavior, but sometimes bicyclists might think that a driver should yield to them, simply because they’re on a bike. This line of thinking can easily lead to a serious accident.

Dangerous Biking

Bicyclists sometimes behave in ways that are dangerous on roadways and busy highways, causing serious accidents. In fact, many bikers engage in hazardous behaviors like the following:

  • Running red lights
  • Running stop signs
  • Failing to indicate turns or lane changes
  • Biking while intoxicated
  • Weaving in and out of traffic

All of these behaviors could result in a car trying to avoid hitting a bicyclist, which might, in turn, lead to an accident with another vehicle or in a car unavoidably hitting the bicyclists. If this happens, then the bicyclist involved in causing the accident should be held accountable for his or her behavior.

Contact Us

Anyone who is put in danger or injured by a bicyclist should be able to explore their legal rights for obtaining compensation. If a dangerous bicyclist has caused you to have an accident and you have sustained an injury or expense as a result, then an attorney from the Sampson Law Firm may be able to help. Call 502-584-5050 today to talk about your situation and learn about your next steps.

 

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