Bicycle Accidents

Bicycles are considered vehicles in most states. Cyclists must follow the same rules of the road that apply to cars, trucks, and motorcycles. In an accident between a car and a bicycle, fault is determined by the general principals of negligence.

Bicyclists will not normally get a break just because their vehicle is smaller and powered by human legs. If a cyclist runs a red light and is hit by a car that entered the intersection legally, the cyclist will most likely be deemed negligent and be unable to recover for their injuries.