The right cross is considered as one of the most frequent ways to get involved in a bike accident. There are 2 possible ways that the right cross can happen. The first is when the bike is in front of the car as it hits the bicycle and the second is where the car drives in front of the bike and the rider crashes into the car. Here are ways to avoid this type of bike accident in Arizona:
- Use headlights when riding during nighttime. It is also recommended to do this even in daytime as the flashing mode can make the rider more visible.
- Whenever there is a car approaching, it is recommended to signal them. In this way, they will know that you are there and decrease their speed.
- Don’t speed up if you can’t make communication or contact the driver. This is particularly the case at night. When you cannot make eye contact with the driver of the automobile, you should slow down.
- If the driver is not looking at the curb or at the bike lane, it is a must that your ride further left. In this way, when you begin pulling out, you can get out of the way and avoid a collision.
Contact a Skilled Arizona Bicycle Lawyer
If you are involved in an Arizona bicycle accident, it is important that you know your rights. Arizona is a comparative fault state, which means that the insurance company will try anything to make sure that the bicyclist is some percentage at fault. When you are hurt on a bike, you need someone in your corner to protect you to make sure you are offered a fair settlement. Call the Husband and Wife Team at Breyer Law Offices, Alexis and Mark Breyer, who are skilled Phoenix bike crash attorneys and who can explain to you all your legal rights. Call 602-457-6222.