Bicycle accidents can result in serious and sometimes fatal injuries, especially when they involve collision with vehicles. Liability for bike accident injuries often comes down to negligence – particularly whether the car driver caused the injuries.
When a cyclist sues to recover damages for injuries suffered in an accident with a car, the outcome often depends on whether negligence of recklessness on the part of the driver caused the accident. Negligence by an automobile driver can take include speeding, running a stop sign, or swerving into a bike lane.
Bicycle accidents often cause serious injuries and can result in large liabilities. Bicycle accident lawsuits usually come down to the issue of negligence – specifically, whether the driver’s negligence caused the accident and whether the cyclist’s negligence caused or contributed to the accident. Many traffic violations may constitute negligence. Bicycle accident lawsuits are governed by state law, and often informed by state and local traffic laws.
In a lawsuit alleging negligence by another person, plaintiffs typically must prove that the defendant acted in a way that violated a duty owed to the plaintiff. In auto accident cases, this means violating the basic duty of care owed to everyone else on or near the roadways.
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