Any cyclist struck by a car is at a serious disadvantage. With little protection from the dangers of the road, cyclists are often seriously injured by the negligence of others. After all, helmets and safety gear are no match for a collision with thousands of pounds of steel, even at low speeds. To make matters worse, many motor vehicle drivers do not feel they should have to share the road with bicyclists, or simply don’t look out for them.
Some of the risks cyclists face every day are:
Opening car doors in front of cyclist
Right turning motor vehicles that fail to see cyclist to their right
Left turning motor vehicles that fail to see cyclist or fail to appreciate how fast the cyclist is really traveling (the “I can make it” scenario)
Sideswipes by vehicles or their side-view mirrors that are too far to their right
Failure to allow cyclists to merge
Dogs/Pets chasing cyclist
Just as cycling presents unique risks, cycling accident cases present unique insurance and legal issues best handled by a law firm experienced in this area.
Raymond Ardito, Esq. has been representing injured cyclists for more than a decade and has the experience necessary to get you the compensation you deserve.
It is important to remember that cyclists may be entitled to additional insurance coverage for their injuries and may not be limited to the insurance for the vehicle involved in the accident. However, the right to this additional coverage may be subject to time limitations, so it is important to contact Ardito Law Firm, P.C. as soon as possible following a bicycle accident.
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