Bicycle Dooring Accidents
When a bicyclist is involved in a traffic accident, the possibility of injury is always significant. Even if you take reasonable safety precautions, such as wearing protective clothing and a helmet, you can still suffer injuries such as broken bones and concussions due to the potential for a catastrophic impact.
In fact, a car doesn’t have to be moving very fast to do serious damage to someone riding a bike — or even moving at all. Accidents caused by motorists or passengers opening car doors directly in the path of a bicycle rider are not uncommon, and the results can be disastrous. The lawyers at the Greenville personal injury law firm of Parham Smith & Archenhold LLC work with bicyclists injured in dooring accidents to help them seek compensation for their injuries.
Looking Out For Your Well-Being
People who ride their bikes on city streets have a lot to worry about: potholes and uneven pavement, keeping up with the speed of traffic, and drivers who don’t give bicyclists enough room to pedal safely. This makes it all the more dangerous when a car door flings open toward the street without warning.
A bike rider moving at a brisk pace might have almost no time to react to a heavy car door obstructing their path. A collision could throw a bicyclist off their bike, knocking them into traffic or even headfirst into the car’s door or window.
In many bicycle dooring accidents, the motorist or passenger who opened the door — often without first checking to see what might be coming — can be held liable for the cyclist’s financial costs, such as medical bills. Let our attorneys help you navigate your personal injury case.
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