Ft. Lauderdale Personal Injury Attorney
If you have been hurt as a result of a collision involving a bicycle and
a motor vehicle in Ft. Lauderdale, call one of our
personal injury lawyers at Rosenberg & Rosenberg, P.A. immediately to ensure you are treated
fairly and compensated properly. You can reach an experienced car accident
lawyer at (888) 499-6206 or
schedule a free consultation today.
If you have not yet been involved in a collision between a motorist and
a bicyclist, now is a great time to learn how to avoid it. These are a
few situations and ways in which motorists and bicyclists often collide:
Controlled Intersections: At an intersection where the flow of traffic is controlled by signs or
traffic lights, it is not unlikely for a motorist to pull forward and
collide with a bicycle, even though the cyclist has the right of way.
To prevent this sort of collision, motorists should slowly and cautiously
approach controlled intersections, be aware of all signals and lights
in place, and only proceed once it is clear that you have the right of way.
Overtaking and Sideswiping: Lack of appropriate distance between motor vehicles and bicycles can cause
the bicyclist to be hit or knocked over. It can also cause bicyclists
to overcorrect to avoid a collision with a vehicle that is driving too
close and cause the cyclist to collide with another vehicle, person, or object.
Opening Doors: When drivers do not look for bicyclists before opening doors into an active
travel lane, cyclists can run into the door, swerve into another vehicle,
be thrown from their bike, or otherwise endangered of serious injury.
When parking your car near an active travel lane, be sure to check your
surroundings for approaching bicyclists before opening your doors. It
is also helpful to shut your car doors as soon as possible.
Left Turns at Intersections: Since bicyclists are often difficult to spot at intersections, be sure
to always check the oncoming lane and your blind spots before making left
turns across an oncoming travel lane.
If you have been involved in a collision with a bicyclist, don’t
wait to call Rosenberg & Rosenberg, P.A. put our experienced legal
team on your side. We’re here to help secure your best possible outcome.