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Bicycles are subject to the same rules of the road as cars. However, drivers of cars have a greater responsibility to give room to bicyclists to avoid collisions. If there is a collision, it is the person on the bike who will suffer serious injuries.
If you or family member was struck by a car while riding a bicycle, you may be entitled to compensation for medical bills, lost wages, disability, and pain and suffering. At Dugan & Rybicki, P.C., in St. John, our Northwest Indiana car crash lawyers represent bicycle accident victims in Lake County, Porter County and throughout northern Indiana. We offer a free initial consultation to explain your rights and options.
Determining Fault in Bicycle Accidents
The driver of the car may admit fault and be very apologetic while the bicycle accident victim is lying injured on the road. However, when it comes time to pay for your damages, the attitude and story of the driver can change. It often takes a lawyer’s help to hold the driver and their insurance company responsible.
Many car-bike collisions are caused by drivers who pass too closely to bikes. When passing someone on a bike, the driver must move far enough away so there is no danger of striking the bicyclist. Car drivers also have a duty to be aware of children on bikes, especially in residential areas or near areas where children gather such as schools and playgrounds.
Learn more about accidents involving children.
For More Information About Bicycle Accidents
For more information or to schedule a free consultation with our Lake County and Porter County bicycle accident attorneys, call (219) 365-7766 or fill out the contact form on this website.