It only takes an instant. A driver looks down at his phone, or simply doesn’t check her side mirror before turning right. Suddenly, a bicyclist is struck and seriously injured.
Bicycle accidents have the potential to cause catastrophic injuries, even in relatively low-speed collisions. In 2015 alone, over 1,000 people lost their lives and nearly 467,000 were injured in bicycle accidents (according to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention). An accident can leave a victim and his or her family facing a difficult and uncertain future.
A family-owned firm, Huffman & Huffman Brothers-in-Law, PLLC has helped tens of thousands of families in our community over our past 45 years in practice. We have fought for and recovered millions of dollars for the injured, using every resource at our disposal to set right the wrongs caused by negligence and misconduct. We are dedicated to helping injured bicyclists and their families get their lives back on track after serious accidents.
For experienced help, call a Newport News bicycle accident attorney at our firm at (757) 330-3425. Your consultation is free, and you pay no upfront costs or legal fees unless we win your case!
Bicycle Safety Tips
Although a bicycle accident can occur even when you take the necessary precautions and obey traffic laws, there are specific steps you can take to reduce the likelihood of a collision.
Here are some helpful bicyclist tips for sharing the road with motorists:
- Never ride against traffic.
- Obey all traffic laws.
- Avoid riding on the sidewalk.
- Avoid weaving between parked cars.
- Beware of drivers who are making right turns, as they may turn into your path.
- Be aware of drivers or passengers who may open the doors of parked cars into your path.
- Always use a bicycle lane, if there is one.
- Never assume a driver can see you. Be aware and cautious at all times.
If you were struck by a motor vehicle in spite of your efforts to stay safe, Huffman & Huffman can help. Our Newport News bike accident lawyers help clients across Norfolk, Virginia Beach, and throughout the commonwealth and can advise you of the steps you can take to pursue a fair settlement or award that will help you rebuild and recover.
Contact our team at (757) 330-3425 to arrange your free case evaluation.