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Who is at Fault in a Bicycle Accident Case in North Carolina?

Brandon Evans   |  March 27, 2017   |  

Bicycle accident cases can result in serious injuries and death to a cyclist. In the aftermath of a bike crash, it is essential to have a full investigation into who is at fault in a bicycle accident. People involved in the accident may not know the full picture right away or be in the best position to determine fault. In this video, Raleigh bicycle accident attorney Gene Riddle explains how cyclists have every right to the road, and how he can help people hurt in crashes.

Video Transcription

We handle a lot of bicycle accident cases. And bicycle accident cases are somewhat like pedestrian cases, except bicycles do have the right to be on the road. They are treated just like cars on the road. The driver of a bicycle or operator for bicycle should ride close to the shoulder so the cars can pass. That’s just a matter of common sense, but the operator of the bicycle does have the right to be on the road, unless it’s an interstate or very, very busy highway, they need to be very careful making that decision, and that’s just not a smart decision to put a bicycle on an interstate. But out here, on our roads that we have most of our offices on, yes a bicycle can be on the road and if a car approaches the bicycle from behind and hits the bicycle from behind, that driver of the car is at fault. A bicycle has every right to be on the road. Please give us a call or send us an email. We’re here, we’re ready to help. Justice Count.