Bicycles are caught at a strange point between functional and recreational vehicles. Many people use their bicycles as their primary mode of transportation, but cyclists are generally scorned by drivers, who feel they clog up the roads.
With that sentiment, it is common for frustrated drivers to lose patience around cyclists and drive recklessly when they encounter bikes on the roadways. However, drivers have to remember that cyclists have very little in the way of protection. If there is a collision, they are incredibly likely to sustain serious injuries.
When you ride a bike, your safety is a priority. Bikers can prevent the chances of being collided with by using front and rear lights at night, being cautious around cars, and always following all the rules of the road. Drivers can do their part by giving cyclists enough room when passing them and slowing down if there is little room to get by.
Liability in accidents that involve bicycles is determined much like accidents between two cars. If you’ve been hurt in a bike accident because of someone else’s mistake, you may be able to hold him or her accountable for your medical costs with a personal injury lawsuit.