Bicycle and Car Collisions

Bicycle and car collisions are, unfortunately, all too common occurrences on roads and streets across the nation. Whether due to distracted driving, reckless behavior, or inadequate infrastructure, these accidents can lead to severe injuries and even fatalities. 

At Breit Biniazan, we understand the complexities surrounding such incidents and are here to provide support and legal guidance to those affected. Our team of experienced personal injury lawyers is dedicated to advocating for cyclists’ rights and ensuring they receive the compensation they deserve.


Factors Contributing to Bicycle and Car Collisions

Numerous factors contribute to bicycle-car collisions, with some of the most common including:

  • Distracted driving
  • Failure to yield
  • Speeding
  • Driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol
  • Poor road conditions
  • Inadequate signage
  • Lack of designated bike lanes

Our attorneys investigate each case to determine the primary factors at play and hold negligent parties accountable for their actions.

Types of Injuries

Injuries resulting from bicycle-car collisions can range from minor bruises and abrasions to catastrophic injuries such as traumatic brain injuries, spinal cord injuries, and limb amputations. Even seemingly minor accidents can cause long-term physical and emotional trauma

Our legal team works tirelessly to ensure that victims receive proper medical treatment and fair compensation for their injuries, including coverage for medical expenses, lost wages, and pain and suffering.

Steps to Take Immediately After an Accident

Medical Attention: Seek medical attention immediately, even if you believe your injuries are minor. Some injuries may not be immediately apparent and could worsen without proper medical care.

Report Accident: Contact law enforcement to report the accident and obtain an official police report. This document will be crucial for establishing liability and documenting the details of the incident.

Document Accident: Gather evidence at the scene, including photos of the vehicles involved, witness statements, and any relevant environmental factors. This documentation can strengthen your case when pursuing legal action.

Legal Representation: Contact Breit Biniazan as soon as possible to speak with one of our knowledgeable attorneys. We will guide you through the legal process, protect your rights, and fight for the compensation you deserve.

Identifying Potential Hazards

Identifying potential hazards on the road is essential for preventing bicycle-car collisions. These hazards may include 

  • Potholes
  • Debris
  • Parked cars blocking bike lanes
  • Blind spots at intersections

Remaining vigilant and aware of your surroundings can help mitigate the risk of accidents.

Road Safety for Bicyclists

Bicyclists can take proactive measures to enhance their safety on the road, such as wearing reflective clothing, using lights and reflectors on their bikes, and obeying traffic laws. Cyclists should always wear a properly fitted helmet to reduce the risk of head injuries in the event of a collision.

Driver Awareness and Responsibilities

Drivers must be aware of their surroundings and exercise caution when sharing the road with bicyclists. This includes:

  • Maintaining a safe distance when passing cyclists
  • Yielding the right of way when necessary
  • Refraining from distracted or aggressive driving behaviors

Understanding Bicycle Traffic Laws and Regulations

Both cyclists and motorists must understand and adhere to applicable traffic laws and regulations. This includes:

  • Obeying speed limits
  • Yielding to pedestrians and cyclists in crosswalks
  • Respecting designated bike lanes

Awareness of these laws can help prevent collisions and promote safer road-sharing practices.In the aftermath of a bicycle-car collision, it is crucial to seek legal guidance and support to navigate the complexities of the claims process. Breit Biniazan is committed to advocating for the rights of injured cyclists and providing compassionate representation every step of the way. If you or a loved one has been injured in a bicycle-car collision, contact our bicycle accident lawyers today to schedule a free consultation and learn how we can help you pursue justice and fair compensation.

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