As a cyclist, you will often find yourself sharing the road with motor vehicle drivers. While most drivers observe the rights of cyclists to share the road, motor vehicle-cyclist accidents can and do occur due to reckless driving or negligence on the part of the driver. Unfortunately, bicycle-motor vehicle collisions can result in severe injuries and even fatalities. Even when cyclists use the proper protective equipment, they are no match for the power and metal of a motor vehicle. Whether your injuries are mild to moderate or result in debilitating injuries, you are entitled to seek compensation.
Attorney Brian Davis of Davis Law Group knows how medical bills, lost wages and other expenses can add up as a result of a bicycle-motor vehicle accident. He has experience representing bicyclists in western North Carolina and will help protect your rights and help you seek compensation so that you can begin your physical and emotional recovery. If you were a victim of a bicycle-motor vehicle accident, contact attorney Brian Davis today to discuss your legal and recovery options.
Common Causes Of Bicycle Accidents
Whether it is due to a motorist being in a hurry, not respecting cyclists' right of way or being distracted while driving, reckless and dangerous driving by motorists can put cyclists at high risk of being injured in an accident. Some of the most common causes of bicycle accidents are:
- Failing to heed road signs
- Texting or other driving distractions
- Failure to yield the right of way
- Running red lights
- Opening doors in bike paths
- Failure to be aware of cyclists
The Law Of Contributory Negligence
In North Carolina, the law of contributory negligence can hinder bicyclists from recovering the compensation they are seeking. If victims can be deemed at least 1 percent at fault for the accidents that caused their injuries, they may be denied any compensation. Insurance companies can use all the details you give them from the accident to try to deny your claim, so it is essential to seek the advice of legal counsel before speaking to an insurance adjuster. An experienced attorney will know the laws of contributory negligence and will help you gather the evidence you need to make your claim.
Contact Davis Law Group About Your Bicycle Accident
Lawyer Brian Davis is adept at navigating the North Carolina legal system, the law of contributory negligence and a variety of other factors that a cyclist may face in an accident. Let Brian Davis use his more than 20 years of experience to help you navigate the North Carolina courts, gather the evidence you need and present you with your recovery options.
Call our firm at 828-303-2842 or send us an email to schedule a free initial consultation and get the honest answers you need.