Injuries and Deaths of Tennessee Bicyclists

 

This is the season when our streets and highways begin to be filled with bicycles.

Bicycles are treated like vehicles on our roadways and, in general, those operating bicycles have the same duties and responsibilities as those driving cars and trucks.

By the same token, bicyclists enjoy the same rights as other drivers.  Thus, all drivers have a duty to exercise a proper lookout for bicyclists and to operate with due care when in the vicinity of a bicyclist.  

When passing a bicyclist, leaves lots of room.  When making a right turn, look over your right shoulder to determine whether a bicyclist is approaching from your rear and make sure you give an appropriate signal.

If you have been injured while riding a bicycle because of the conduct of the driver of a car or truck, contact an experienced personal injury lawyer to assist you.