Under the laws of North Carolina, bicycle riders are entitled to the same legal protections as cars and trucks. Yet, far too often bicyclists are ignored and serious injuries are the result.
Many bicycle wrecks involve car, truck, and bus drivers’ recklessness or carelessness, roadway hazards or defects, or defective products or parts such as pedals, rims, wheels, brakes, and helmets. Some of the most significant threats to bicycle riders are the sudden opening of car doors, lane changes and improper or illegal turns.
In some cases, bicyclists are injured because of dangerous road conditions such as:
- sand and gravel on roadways
- road resurfacing
- railroad tracks
- grooved pavement and uneven sidewalks
The Raleigh, North Carolina bicycle accident and wreck lawyers of the Hendren & Malone Law Firm have the experience and the resources to effectively represent bicyclists and their family members in recovering full and fair damages for bicycle wreck injuries. Call us now toll-free at 866-573-8832 if you have been injured in a bicycle wreck. We handle bicycle wreck cases across North Carolina including Raleigh, Durham, Cary, Apex, Holly Springs, Wake Forest, Wilson, Rocky Mount, Greenville, New Bern, Atlantic Beach, Wilmington, and Chapel Hill.