Right Turn Accidents
Right-turn accidents: These accidents frequently occur when drivers watch oncoming traffic to their left but fail to look right to check for oncoming cyclists or pedestrians before starting their turn. Right-turn accidents most frequently occur at stop lights, stop signs, and parking lot exits.
Opening Car Doors
Opening car doors: Parked cars can also be dangerous, especially if someone opens their door as a bike rider approaches. These accidents can result in serious injuries, especially if the bike rider is going fast. Liability in these cases can be challenging to establish, so it’s essential to consult with a bike accident attorney as soon as possible.
Failing to Give Bike Riders Adequate Space
In Georgia, cars must give bike riders at least three feet of space when passing. If a vehicle can’t give the bike rider three feet of space, they must stay behind the rider until it’s possible to do so. Not every driver is that patient, and accidents can easily happen when impatient drivers try to zip past bike riders with limited room. This type of accident is often the result of driver negligence.
Distracted Driving Accidents
Distractions such as texting, eating, or adjusting the radio can cause drivers to take their eyes off the road and miss seeing a cyclist. These accidents are becoming more common with the widespread use of smartphones while driving. Proving negligence in these cases may require obtaining phone records or other evidence to demonstrate that the driver was distracted during the accident.
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