Information about accidents involving bicycle riders.
About 20 years ago, when I worked in DC, I used to bike to work from Northern Virginia. Loved it. The commute was often the best part of the day, though I’ll admit there were days when I feared the wind would blow me off the Roosevelt Bridge and into the Potomac. I know many people who live in Arlington and Fairfax Counties still do commute by bicycle. And with spring arriving and the weather improving, more and more people are out and about on their bikes. Unfortunately, more traffic means more possibility of accidents, and the injuries caused by bicycle accidents can be just as bad, and sometimes worse, than those arising from car accidents. What do you do if you’re seriously hurt in an accident while biking? Can you make a claim against the person who hurt you? Would that even be covered by insurance? The answer to that last question depends on [...]