With the month of May being National Bike Month, and the onset of warmer weather, more cyclists are taking to the roads. The prudent driver will exercise caution when encountering a bicycle rider.
A bicycle is considered a vehicle by North Carolina Law and cyclists are required to obey the same rules of the road as the driver of a car or truck.
Often times, however, automobile drivers do not treat cyclists as fellow motorists and tend to become impatient when behind a cyclist. Drivers must remember that unless they are maintaining a safe distance and a proper lookout, a seemingly minor impact with a bicycle can cause serious injury and even death.
Our accident and injury attorneys can help you obtain the compensation you may be entitled to.