What Should You Do After A Car Accident?

Tips for Cyclists

If you use your bicycle as your primary mode of transportation, or even if you just enjoy the occasional long ride, you will need to know how to share the road with motor vehicles. Unfortunately, many drivers neglect to look out for cyclists or pedestrians who may be sharing the road with them. This means that you need to be extra cautious.

If you have been in an accident caused by a negligent motorist, you may have grounds for a Jacksonville bicycle injury lawsuit. If you have not been in such an accident, or wish to reduce your chances of another one, please consider the following tips for your own safety.

Never assume that a motorist sees you. If you are crossing the street in front of a car, make eye contact with the driver before proceeding.

Make sure you are visible. A headlight mounted to your helmet or the front of your bike can greatly reduce your chances being hit by a car. Even during the day, it is best to dress in bright colors or reflective material to increase your visibility.

Be fully educated about traffic laws in your area. This seems obvious, but many cyclists are unfamiliar with legal details, such as the proper hand signals for turning or whether bicycle horns are required in their areas. Obtain a copy of your state’s driver’s education manual and study it thoroughly.

Contact Us

Sometimes we can take every reasonable precaution and still be injured by a reckless party. If you or a loved one has been hurt by a careless driver, Jacksonville bicycle accident lawyer Don Guthrie, P.A., can help. Contact our offices at 904-296-1088.

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