The rules of the road apply to both automobiles and bicycles. However, automobile drivers sometimes lack proper awareness of their surroundings, which often leads to accidents with bicyclists.
If an automobile operator negligently causes an accident which results in injuries to a bicyclist, the operator may be liable to compensate for damages. Another frequent cause of bicycle accidents is roads in disrepair. In such an instance, the responsible local government entity may be liable but note, written notice of intention to file a claim or lawsuit against a government due to road conditions is often required immediately after the occurrence of the accident, so it is important to seek out legal help as soon as possible.
If you or a loved one has been injured in a bicycle accident caused by another party, legal help should be sought out immediately. Contact an experienced attorney at Iannella & Mummolo for help in pursuing your rightful benefits.