Norcross Car Accident Lawyer | Sharing the Road and Staying Safe

road-signs-151608_640Earlier this week, I wrote an article on pedestrian safety and how a Norcross car accident lawyer can help you if you have been involved in a pedestrian accident.  However, pedestrians aren’t the only non-driving group you have to share the road with.  Cycling is growing with popularity and for some, it’s not just a hobby, but a reliable mode of transportation.  However, as a driver, it is important to keep in mind that cyclists are not as protected as drivers and practice necessary safety precautions so as to minimize the risk of an accident.

Because of the minimal protection between a cyclist and his or her fall in the case of a collision, cyclists oftentimes see serious injuries.  According to the National Highway Traffic and Safety Administration (NHTSA), there were 48,000 cycling injuries 677 cycling deaths in 2011.

The most important thing to keep in mind when you’re sharing the road with cyclists as a driver is to keep an eye out.  At night, it can be difficult to see cyclists on the road.  Make sure you are paying attention to your surroundings so that you are keeping a good distance from the cyclists.  This will give you more reaction time in case the cyclist makes sudden maneuvers.  Cyclists also make turn signals by hand, so it’s important to watch out for that as well.

If you or a loved one has been injured in a car accident, please contact our Norcross car accident lawyer at Kim Law LLC, where clients refer friends and family.  Dial 770-837-3207 and schedule a free consultation.  Our Norcross car accident lawyer will be more than happy to assist you with your claim.  If you are unable to commute due to your injuries, Kim Law LLC can meet you wherever is convenient for you.  Our Norcross car accident lawyer can help you receive the compensation you deserve.  If you are in need of immediate information, please look through our Norcross personal injury law blog where I post on car accidents and other personal injury law topics.