Ever since personal motor vehicles became the prominent form of transportation in the United States, there have been reoccurring reports of car-bike accidents. This is likely due to the close proximity of bikes and cars. Both bike riders and car drivers occupy the same spaces and often the same traffic ways. As municipalities attempt to promote biking through the advent of dedicated bike lanes and other traffic ways on common coordinates, bike accidents will increase.
The case law is fairly well developed as it relates to the evaluative framework for a bike-car accident. Often, the key determination of these cases will turn on who had the “right of way” at the time of the accident. Witnesses to the accident can also provide some pivotal evidence if they were bystanders with a proper vantage of the moment of impact.
If you have been injured in a bike accident it is crucial to reach out to a legal professional who has a comprehensive understanding of the legal implications of this kind of car accident. The attorneys at Fletcher Law Office, LLC are standing by to speak with you about your case and the steps that need to be taken to move forward. Contact us.