Rhode Island has led the nation in providing bike paths, bike lanes, and bike routes to local residents and visitors. According to the State of Rhode Island Department of Transportation, there are nearly 200 miles of bike paths and routes throughout the state and many miles under design. Although this is great news for those who choose to bike as a form of commuting, recreation, or exercise, it still does not eliminate the significant dangers bicyclists face when sharing the roadways with larger motor vehicles.
By law, bicycles are considered vehicles with the same rights and responsibilities as automobiles. As such, they have the right to share the roads and must obey all traffic laws. Even when bicyclists do obey the rules of the road and maintain excellent vigilance, they still encounter numerous dangers. The negligence of other drivers, for example, can create serious bicycle accidents that have the potential to devastate the lives of riders and their families.
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Bicycle accidents can involve a number of various circumstances. From collisions with motor vehicles on roadways and in parking lots to accidents that occur at intersections, all types of bicycle accidents have the potential to cause damages such as:
When advocating on behalf of injured bicycle accident victims, our firm's legal team does everything in our power to determine the cause of your accident. In many cases, driver inattention, driver distraction, and unlawful acts – such as making a right turn on red when a cyclist is in the intersection – frequently cause these accidents.
Should you choose to work with D'Alessandro & Wright, LLC when pursuing a personal injury claim, you can feel confident knowing that our firm has proven our ability to consistently deliver the results our clients need. Whatever the particular circumstances of your case may entail, our legal team works relentlessly to establish liability, hold the at-fault party accountable for their actions, and recover the maximum compensation possible. We know that injured riders and their families depend upon the full recovery we are capable of securing, and we do not err in our efforts to protect your right to fair compensation at any point during your case.