Bicyclists are legally entitled to "share the road" with vehicle drivers, and they're expected to comply with traffic laws, but they're still in a very unique -- and potentially vulnerable -- position on the nation's roads, streets, and highways. In this section, we'll take a look at common hazards that bicyclists face, and we'll provide tips on how bicyclists can best protect their legal rights after an accident with a motor vehicle.
What You Should Do After a Bike Accident
If you get into a traffic accident as a bicyclist, what you do at the scene and immediately after is crucial.
When bicycles and vehicles collide, it's often in fairly predictable traffic scenarios.
Sample Demand Letter -- Bicyclist Hit By a Car
Here is an example of a demand letter that the claimant might send in a bicycle accident case where he was hit by a car.
Bicycle vs. Car Accidents: Common Liability Issues
A look at "side of the road" rules and other factors that play a role in many traffic accidents between cars and bicycles.
Are Bicyclists Ever Liable for Traffic Accidents?
Bicyclists must follow most of the same traffic laws as other vehicle operators, which means a bicyclist can be deemed at fault for causing a car accident.
E-Bike Laws: What to Know Before You Ride
E-bikes are a great way to get around, but make sure you know the law and understand the possibilities after an accident.
State E-Bike and Bicycle Helmet Laws
State law helmet requirements for e-bike and bicycle riders, and how injury cases might be affected when helmet laws are violated.