10/14/2013 // 1-800-Car-Wreck (Press Release) // Amy Witherite // (press release)
Bicycle accidents injure thousands of people across the country each year. Many of these accidents occur between bicyclists and motorists who misunderstand the rules of the road when it comes to who has the right-of-way in certain circumstances. The Dallas accident injury attorneys of 1800 CAR WRECK have outlined the following key factors to consider when it comes to taking preventative measures to avoid collisions between bikes and cars.
~Bicycles are deemed “vehicles” in accordance with laws in most states, which make cyclists responsible for following many of the same rules that motorists must do.
~When traffic signals are not present at intersections the vehicle that arrives first has the right of way.
~At intersections where traffic signals are present bicyclists should wait until is safe to proceed with crossing if they come upon a stop sign or red light. They may also consider using a crosswalk in heavier traffic conditions.
~Cyclists should increase their visibility to motorists on the road with clothing and reflective adornments such as bicycle lamps.
~Cyclists can obtain information about emergency stop maneuvers or other actions that can help them avoid collisions from resources such as the League of American Bicyclists.
Both cyclists and motorists should drive defensively while on the road at all times to avoid any type of road accidents. Those who do become involved in an accident and are injured as a result may be eligible to file a legal claim for compensation if the fault of the accident was not their own.
The Dallas accident injury lawyers of 1800 CAR WRECK are available to help those who have been injured in a bicycle-motor vehicle collision understand their legal options. The law firm of Eberstein & Witherite has over 45 years of experience obtaining successful outcomes bike accident victims in these and other types of personal injury cases. Individuals may call 1800 CAR WRECK today to arrange for a free consultation.
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