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Bicycle accidents can be seriously devastating when they happen with motor vehicles. For bike riders, they are not safely equipped as drivers of a car. Bikes can be used as a form of transportation or for fun, but they should be ridden carefully. If someone were to become involved in a bike accident with a car, they can face serious injuries that alter their life. When these accidents occur, it is important to seek medical treatment right away. They need their wounds tended to and their vitals monitored to make sure their health is stable. These individuals may be compensated for their injuries. After an accident with a car, you are entitled to seek compensation.

Should I preserve evidence?

After these accidents occur, preserving the evidence can be a vital way to prove your case. The documents from your doctor’s visit will be able to prove the extent of the injuries that you have sustained from the accident. If you are able to preserve evidence from the accident, such as taking pictures of the scene or talking to witnesses, you should do so to better establish your case as well. This information may help prove negligence on behalf of the other party that was involved. Any information that can help should be provided. Witness testimonies may even prove a stronger case.

How can these accidents occur?

There are many factors that can lead to a bicycle accident due to negligence of a driver. These factors may include someone who was driving under the influence, careless or reckless driving, using electronic devices while driving, distracted driving or driver fatigue. Road conditions may also play a role in causing the accident. Human error can greatly contribute to an accident since we can become distracted when we drive. If the driver of a car is distracted, they may not see a bicycle crossing the road or coming up behind them. Bicycles are not as big as cars, therefore, they can even be harder to spot than a car. Drivers may commit a traffic violation that has caused an accident, which can include using their cell phone, blowing through a stop sign and speeding.

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