Riding Your Bicycle & Hit By A Car. What Do You Do?

Aug 23, 2017

bicycle accidentBicyclists Rights and Responsibilities

Bicyclists have the right to ride on a road that is safe and well-maintained. They also have the right to share the road with cars, trucks and other vehicles. A bicycle is considered a vehicle. Therefore, bicyclists are required to obey the same laws and traffic signs as cars.

Bicyclists are required to ride on the far-right side of the road. However, they can ride in the traffic lane if they are able to maintain the same speed as the other vehicles. They can also ride in the traffic lane if the right side of the road is in poor condition.

Bicyclists are required to use signals in order to communicate their intentions. Additionally, they are required to use lights and reflectors to increase visibility at night.

Driver Rights and Responsibilities

Many drivers consider bicyclists to be a nuisance. They do not see them as equals. However, it is important to note that bicycle riders have just as much right to be on the road as cars. Drivers are required to obey all traffic signals and laws. They are also required to maintain a safe distance between their vehicle and the bike.

What to do if you are in a Bike Accident

If you are involved in a bike accident, then the first thing that you will need to do is seek medical attention. Even if you do not think that you are injured, you should still seek medical attention. You should also hire a Brooklyn personal injury attorney.

Contact the Levitsky Law Firm

A Brooklyn personal injury lawyer can review your case and help you get compensated. Many people are injured as the result of the negligence of another person. That is why we are committed to helping people get compensated for their pain and suffering.