Oklahoma City Bicycle Accident Lawyers
Know Your Rights as a Bicycle Accident Victim
Bicycling is a popular way to get around in Oklahoma City, where cyclists have access to an extensive network of bicycle paths stretching across the city and its suburbs. But despite increased bicycle traffic and awareness of bicycle safety laws, cyclists are at risk of getting seriously injured in accidents with cars.
If you think cycling accidents in Oklahoma City are rare, think again. In 2013, according to the Oklahoma Department of Public Safety, 76 bicycle accidents were reported. The majority of those crashes – 18 – involved cyclists under 16 years old. Wherever a cycling accident may have happened, and whatever your age, you have rights if you were injured or lost a loved one because of the negligence of another person. For a no obligation consultation, call the Law Offices of Dan Davis now.
How Do Bicycle Accidents Happen?
Automobile operators should understand that bicyclists have a right to be on the road, but that doesn’t stop many drivers from making careless or reckless decisions when cyclists are nearby. Drivers have an obligation to give cyclists enough room when passing them, but unfortunately, inattentive drivers do not always fulfill this duty. In fact, many bicycle accidents are caused by drivers who are distracted and otherwise not paying attention. A large number of accidents occur when cars merge into cyclists, turn in front of them, or strike them from behind.