Fighting For Safer Roads For Bicyclists
Bicycle riding is a great way to stay in shape and take care of the environment. To protect cyclists, there are a number of laws regulating driver safety when sharing the road. If these rules are breached causing you to suffer an injury, you need to discuss your case with a seasoned Virginia and DC bicycle accident lawyer.
At Sethi & Sledd, PLLC, we have extensive experience handling bicycle accidents and can help you pursue your options after an accident.
Your Rights As A Cyclist
In Virginia, bicycles are allowed on most roads just as cars. But, of course, a cyclist has far less protection from injury in a collision than the driver of a car. As such, it is imperative for drivers to follow the proper safety standards to avoid causing catastrophic injury.
The following are a few examples of driver negligence:
- Drifting into bike lanes
- Attempting a left turn against an oncoming bicycle
- Crowding a cyclist
- Ignoring a cyclist’s turn signals
- Opening a car door without checking for bicyclists
Call 703-214-9671 To Set Up Your Consultation
If you suffered an injury as a result of a bike accident, call our team and discuss the details with us. Our Virginia and DC bicycle accident attorneys are passionate about protecting cyclist’s rights and creating safer roads. We have recovered substantial verdicts and settlements in personal injury cases and provide aggressive representation in every case we take on.
We can be reached at 703-214-9671.