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Car and bike collisions: An overview

Accidents involving cyclists can often be serious because a cyclist has little to no protection from the impact of a vehicle. This impact can be fatal even at relatively slow speeds. Any claims in an accident like this comes down to negligence. The cyclist may have acted dangerously and caused the accident, or the driver's negligence could have resulted in the injuries obtained by the cyclist.

This blog will provide a brief overview into the basics of bicycle accident liability, and how you might know if you have a claim.

Calculating negligence

Cyclists will often sue in order to recover the damages in incidents between a bike and a vehicle. When this happens, the question must be asked as to whether negligence on the part of the driver contributed to or caused the accident. On the other side of the coin, the same question must be asked of the cyclist.

What is negligence?

Negligence can take many different forms. It is defined broadly as when a person failed to fulfill his or her duty toward the other person. As a driver, this could be constituted in the form of speeding, drifting into a bike lane, failing to signal or unsafely overtaking.

"Negligence per se" can be gained through other evidence that could serve as proof of negligence. For example, if a driver got a speeding ticket at the time of the accident, this could be enough evidence to prove that they were likely at fault.

All accident cases are subject to the specific circumstances, so wide research is recommended when considering making a claim.

Source: FindLaw, "Bicycle accidents," accessed Sep. 01, 2017

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