Bicycle Accident & Injury Lawyer Due to Sideswiping Turns
While bicyclists have the same right to use the road as do drivers of cars and trucks, often drivers don’t pay attention or care about the bicyclist on the road. When this happens, the bicycle rider is usually seriously hurt. The most common place for this to occur is when the car or truck is turning.
For example, a truck pulls up next to a bicyclist and suddenly turns into a driveway. This is called a “sideswipe.” Many times the driver of the vehicle is distracted (for example, talking on a cell phone) or just not paying attention when he or she makes the turn. The bicycle rider has nowhere to go to avoid the collision. Sadly, the rider is often trapped under the vehicle and, many times, is killed by the collision.
When a driver fails to follow the rules and injures a bicyclist, the injured biker deserves compensation. If that injured bicyclist is you or a loved one, call Dixon Law Office today at 888-354-9880 for a FREE initial consultation!!