Most people rode bicycles as children, and indeed children remain exposed to the dangers of irresponsible driving while sharing the roads. But, as environmental concerns become more apparent, commuters focused on these concerns and the health benefits of cycling have taken to commuting to work on their bicycle.
While a wonderful development for society, bicycle commuting is a significant danger. Motor vehicle impact at speed causes obvious damage, but even a minor disruption of a cyclist can be devastating when the cyclist is traveling at high rates of speed as is typical for commuting cyclists.
Bicycle accident law involves additional analysis of the rules of the road for cyclists, but the general principles of motor vehicle accident law remains the same. Driver liability and medical injuries are the core of your claim. If you have been injured while riding your bicycle, consultation with an attorney qualified and committed to this subspecialty of car accident law is warranted.
At Doran Law, we support and encourage cyclist commuting for the environmental and health benefits it offers. But increasing these commutes demands a safe environment for those who brave the roadways risking injury. Litigation promotes a safe environment by compelling insurance companies and companies employing drivers to support safety protocols. Pursuing your claim is not just about fair compensation for yourself – it is socially responsible action.
If you are committed to cycling to get from here to there, Doran Law is here to support you. If you have been injured as a result of that commitment and the irresponsibility of drivers with whom you share the road, we will gladly provide you a free consultation to explain your rights and your best options.