Unfortunately, many bicyclists are killed in collisions with motor vehicles and hundreds more are treated in emergency rooms for bicycle-related injuries. It is remarkable that so little consistency has been developed to ensure safe travel for cyclists sharing the road with motor vehicles.
Design standards, laws, and policies for bicycle facilities are sometimes based upon opinion or measures used for vehicular traffic. Although it is the responsibility of the individual cyclist to follow all traffic laws the differences between size, speed, site lines, and traffic patterns can adversely impact even the most cautious cyclist.
Please contact Burnett & Williams at 703-777-1650 to discuss the variables and liabilities involved in a severe cycling accident.