In Tennessee, bicyclists have the same rights on the road as people who drive motor vehicles. Unfortunately, many drivers are ignorant of the law and expect people on bikes to get out of their way.
At Bart Durham Injury Law, our skilled legal team takes the rights of bicyclists and pedestrians very seriously. If you were struck by a careless driver, our attorneys will diligently fight for the full financial compensation to which you are entitled for medical bills, pain and suffering, lost wages, disability and other damages. We have successfully handled more than 5,000 personal injury cases in Nashville and throughout Tennessee. Our lawyers offer more than 75 combined years of practice.
Rights And Responsibilities Of Bikers In Tennessee
As a bicyclist, there are certain rules of the road that you need to follow to protect yourself on streets and roadways. Just like a driver of a car, you are required to drive in the same direction as other traffic on the right side of the road. If other vehicles are going faster than you are, you should drive as close as practical to the right curb or road shoulder, unless you are making a left turn, passing another bicyclist or avoiding an obstruction.
When a driver in a four-wheel vehicle passes you, he or she is required to keep a safe distance to avoid clipping you. People in parked cars have a duty to check for bicyclists in their rear-view mirrors before opening their doors. At intersections, cars are required to yield to bicyclists who have the right of way, just as they would yield to a driver of a four-wheel vehicle.
If you have been injured because a careless driver did not respect the rules of the road, you can be assured that we will work hard to achieve the results you deserve. Negligent motorists and their insurance companies know that our Nashville bicycle accident attorneys mean business.