For most of the Country including Madison, Baraboo and the rest of the State of Wisconsin, spring has come early. With the arrival of spring come more outdoor activities including bicycling and motorcycling. As motorists, it has been months since we have encountered a bicycle or motorcycle while driving our car. Because of that, more diligence on the part of both cyclists and automobile drivers is important.
Bicyclists and, of course, motorcyclists, are bound the follow the same rules of the road as automobile drivers. Unfortunately, sometimes the bicyclists are young, inexperienced and unfamiliar with the rules of the road. This means that drivers need to be extra diligent and never assume the bicyclist is going to do the right thing. As you approach an oncoming bicyclist or as you approach an intersection in which a bicyclist is also approaching from a different direction, pay particular attention to the bicyclist’s activities. Try to make eye contact if at all possible but do not assume the bicyclist is going to stay in their lane of travel without giving you notice or that they are going to stop at the stop sign.
On the other hand, bicyclists and motorists, remember that it has been months since car drivers have encountered you on the roads. Keep that in mind as you are approaching intersections, changing lanes, etc. Assume the car driver does not see you until eye contact is made. Strictly follow the rules of the road and, again, never assume the car driver sees you until there has been some acknowledgment by the driver.
Unfortunately, even with these precautions, accidents do happen. Hopefully, if you are involved in such an accident, the injuries are minor; however, if you are seriously injured in an accident caused by the negligence of another whether on a bicycle or a motorcycle please do not hesitate to contact us for a no obligation, no cost meeting. Generally, we handle these cases on a contingency fee basis which means there is no payment for our services until and only if there is a recovery. We have represented both motorcyclists and bicyclists in severe personal injury and even wrongful death cases and are well versed on what is required to obtain the maximum recovery for our clients. If you are not sure if your injuries are severe enough to warrant contacting an attorney please understand that it costs nothing to talk to us about the case. We will candidly discuss your case and if it is appropriate will represent you.
I have been representing victims injured by the negligence of others whether while on a bicycle or motorcycle for 27 years. Part of those 27 years I spent defending insurance companies so I am well aware of what insurance companies require to obtain a maximum recovery for my clients. Again, drive safe, be cautious and be on the outlook this time of year when there is much more outdoor activities including motorcycling and bicycling. However, if you, friend or loved one are injured as a result of the negligence of another while on a motorcycle, bicycle or any other type of motor vehicle please do not hesitate to contact me to discuss your options. Please feel free to check out our website https://khtlawyers.com for more information. If you want to discuss your case, please feel free to use our toll free number (866) 455-2993.