Gravel & Shea Personal Injury

Bicycle Collisions/Accidents

Vermont offers some of the greatest bike riding in the country. Unfortunately, many drivers ignore the laws that require drivers to prevent accidents by watching for bicyclists just as they would another motor vehicle.

Drivers who fail to pay attention or even deliberately fail to yield the right of way to a bicyclist cause many bike accidents. When a crash occurs between a motor vehicle and a bike, the cyclist—not the driver—is injured. Bicyclists accounted for 2.2% of all traffic deaths in 2016.

COMMON CAUSES OF BIKE-MOTOR VEHICLE ACCIDENTS INCLUDE:

  • Driver failure to signal a turn or lane change
  • Driver failure to yield or heed stop signs
  • Driver failure to look for nearby bicycles
  • Driver distraction (texting, talking, etc.)
  • Driver impairment or intoxication
  • “Dooring”—when the passenger of a parked car opens their door in the cyclist’s pathway, such as a designated bike lane

 


When any of these actions cause an accident, the driver is responsible for any injuries to the bicyclist. If you or a family member has been injured in a motor vehicle-bicycle crash, call us for a free consultation.

CONSULTATION IS FREE. YOU PAY NOTHING UNLESS WE WIN.
Contact us today at 802-658-0220 to learn about your legal rights.

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If someone else has caused you injury, or someone in your family has died and you believe that someone else may be at fault, we want to hear from you. There is no fee for us to review your case. We only receive a fee if you win.

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Gravel & Shea Personal Injury*** September 25, 2018

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