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When a Bicyclist Causes an Accident

Motor vehicle accidents are a top cause of injury in the U.S., and unfortunately, some of these accidents are caused by the actions of bicyclists. While some of these accidents are the fault of the vehicular driver, many are actually caused because of the reckless or negligent behaviors of a bicyclist. In these situations, rather than the driver being held responsible for the subsequent injuries of innocent people, it should be the bicyclist who bears this burden.

Common Causes of Accidents

There are many ways that a bicyclist can cause a car accident, even without necessarily meaning any harm. Often, the simple, reckless behaviors of a bicyclist can cause motor vehicle accidents. Some of these actions include:

  • Not following the regular flow of traffic
  • Not using hand signals to indicate turning
  • Not remaining in designated bicycle lanes / swerving between cars
  • Running red lights or stop signs
  • Refusing to yield to motor vehicles

Sadly, these behaviors can quickly lead to a dangerous driving situation, resulting in an unsuspecting motor vehicle driver being involved in a serious accident that could cause long-lasting injuries and losses.

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Bicyclists are required to abide by the laws and regulations that every other driver operates under, not to mention ones specific to bicyclists. If a bicyclist abuses these laws and injures another person by causing an accident, that bicyclist should be held accountable for those actions. In many cases, our attorneys at Habush Habush & Rottier S.C. can help injured persons reclaim financial compensation after being involved in an accident caused by a negligent bicyclist. Contact us today at 800-242-2874 to talk about your legal options.