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There are a variety of laws in Texas that protect bicyclists on the road, but drivers sometimes ignore or violate them. Bicyclists have the same rights and duties as drivers. This means that while bicyclists have to stop at red lights and stop signs like everyone else, car drivers also have to yield to their right of way when appropriate as they would to any other vehicle on the road.
Drivers are also required to drive behind and pass bicyclists at a safe distance, which is three feet if the vehicle is a passenger car or smaller truck and six feet if the vehicle is a large truck or commercial motor vehicle. Though it’s tempting for drivers to pass bicyclists that are going at slower speeds, they still need to respect their space to avoid rear-end collisions.
If you were injured by a driver, you may be able to file a personal injury claim citing negligence, especially if you can prove that the driver violated your bicyclist rights. Our Austin bicycle accident lawyer, Chris Morrow, can investigate your accident and collect evidence on your behalf while you concentrate on healing. Again, Chris is a regular cyclist and knows the dangers facing cyclist who are competing for space with drivers.
Yes. While most cycling accidents are caused by negligent motorists, there are still instances where a cyclist causes their accident through their own negligent actions. For example, if a cyclist crosses a street without checking for oncoming traffic, and crosses directly in front of a car without giving the driver time to stop, they may have a hard time proving that the motorist is responsible for their injuries. If you believe that you may have been partially at fault for your cycling accident, that doesn’t mean you can’t still receive compensation. Speak to Attorney Chris Morrow today for help!
At Chris Morrow Law, we work for you and we won’t stop until you get the compensation you deserve.