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Understanding Your Rights Find Out if You May Be Entitled to Compensation

Common Causes of Bicycle Accidents

It may seem like common sense that drivers should avoid bicyclists at all costs, since they know the damage that their vehicles can do to unprotected cyclists. However, bicycle accidents involving motor vehicles still occur at an alarming rate in Atlanta. Although both motorists and cyclists have been to blame for such accidents, negligent drivers of trucks, cars, and SUVs are the cause behind the majority of bicycle accidents and injuries.

Common causes of bicycle accidents include:

  • Running a red light
  • Speeding
  • Swerving into the bike lane
  • Not looking before turning left or right
  • Distracted driving (texting while driving)
  • Backing out of a parking space
  • Turning out of a driveway

Cars are bigger, heavier, and travel faster than bicycles. Therefore, if a car and bicycle get into an accident, catastrophic injuries or fatalities are likely to result. Since bicycle accidents with motor vehicles occur frequently, it is a good idea for cyclists to learn how to avoid them, if possible.

Ways to avoid bicycle accidents with motor vehicles include:

  • Get a mirror
  • Use hand signals
  • Get a bell or horn
  • Wear reflective clothing
  • Always use headlights and rear lights when riding at dawn, dusk, or night
  • Don't listen to music. Instead, pay attention to what's happening around you on the road
  • Don't ride in blind spots
  • Don't ride on sidewalks
  • Don't ride against the flow of traffic

Although some of these suggestions are not laws, it is wise to do your part so that you do not end up suffering injuries due to a bicycle accident with a motor vehicle. However, if you have been injured in a Georgia bicycle accident due to a negligent or aggressive driver, then you may be entitled to compensation. Also, if you have lost a loved one in a bicycle accident with a motor vehicle, then please contact a skilled Atlanta bicycle accident attorney for legal advice today.

Do not try to handle the insurance companies on your own. The Kalka Law Group will provide you with a free legal evaluation, answer your questions, and provide you with your next steps.

Call the Atlanta personal injury attorneys at The Kalka Law Group at (404) 907-1594 today.

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