Cyclists who suffer injuries due to dangerous driving
When a road user takes to the road, it’s absolutely paramount that they remain focussed at all times. It’s their responsibility to ensure that they stay in control and don’t suffer from a momentary lapse of judgement. Cyclists have limited protection when on the road and are therefore more vulnerable to serious injury.
Dangerous driving can be defined as careless or reckless driving. Careless driving is when a driver has a momentary lapse of concentration such as using a mobile phone while driving, eating behind the wheel, reading a map, smoking or other distractions. Reckless driving, however, usually involves intent to commit an offence or have little regard for the law. This can include driving too close behind a vehicle, going through a red light, cutting in and out of traffic, and failing to yield to another driver.
Regardless of whether an accident has been caused by careless or reckless driving, it can result in serious injury to a cyclist. Contact our experienced solicitors today if you have suffered injuries as a result of dangerous driving.