If a bicycle is involved in an accident, the results can be catastrophic. A bicycle can’t do much damage to a car, and people behind the wheel often overlook someone on a bike when they’re driving. Cyclists have to obey the rules of the road, but that doesn’t mean they’re liable if they’ve been hit by a car. Hinkle Law Offices can help you get the compensation you deserve if you’ve been in an accident while cycling.
Why Aren’t Cyclists Liable?
People may claim that a bicyclist is liable to watch out for themselves while on the road. A cyclist obeying the rules of the road is doing their part to prevent an accident; if a motorist isn’t looking for potential danger and they cause an accident, then they’re liable for the damages they’ve caused. A driver who fails to do this is putting others at risk.
And if you’ve been involved and injured in an accident with a car while riding your bike, there’s no reason you should be held liable for the damages. You shouldn’t have to pay for a mistake you didn’t make, especially when the likelihood of injury is so much higher for the cyclist.
Don’t Fight This Alone
You weren’t behind the wheel of that car. So you shouldn’t have to pay for damages you didn’t cause. Hinkle Law Offices can help you handle the situation and help you prove that you weren’t responsible for the accident. If a motorist is negligent, they’re liable for the accident caused, not you.
If you or a loved one has been involved in an accident, contact us today. We’ll help you fight for your legal rights and protect you from paying for damages you aren’t responsible for.