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Bike Lanes Exist For A Reason

February 25th, 2016

Every time a driver gets behind the wheel, they have a responsibility to share the road with pedestrians and cyclists. That requires constant concentration and an awareness of their surroundings. When that concentration falters, a serious accident can occur. Bicycle accidents are some of the most devastating that can happen out on the road. With nothing to protect cyclists from impact other than a helmet and the clothes on their back, injuries sustained from an impact can be severe.

Several members of the HensonFuerst team are cyclists and have had close calls when distracted drivers fail to share the road. That bike lane exists for a reason: to ensure the safety of North Carolina cyclists. You might be surprised to learn that one of the leading causes of bicycle accidents isn’t being struck by a car; it’s being forced off the road by one. Most cyclists are hyper-aware of their surroundings, so when a car gets too close, failing to give at least three feet of clearance, cyclists have only a split second to make a decision to stay on the road and potentially get hit or go off the road and potentially crash. No North Carolina cyclist should be put in that position because the results could be devastating.

If you or someone you love sustained injuries from a bike accident caused by a negligent driver, call our bike accident attorneys today. You deserve to be compensated for your injuries, and we’ll work on your behalf to maximize that claim. Give us a call today for a free consultation.