Proving liability after being injured in a bike accident

| Dec 13, 2019 | Bicycle Accidents

Cyclists are particularly vulnerable on the roads. This is because bikes can travel at relatively high speeds, but they do not have the same protections as a car in the event of a collision. This means that cyclists can be ejected from the bike they are riding, suffering bodily injuries and potential head injuries.

If you have been injured as a cyclist after a collision with another vehicle, it may be possible to take action to file for damages. Doing so could lead to you being compensated for all medical expenses, lost wages, and damages for the pain and suffering caused. To be successful, you will need to show that the other party was liable.

How do I show that the other party was liable?

To show that the other party was liable for the causation of the accident, you will need to demonstrate how the other party acted either recklessly or negligently. You should also show that there was no recklessness or negligence on your part.

For example, you may want to argue that the driver was speeding and as a result was unable to slow down in time when they saw the risk of a collision. This would be an example of negligence. Recklessness could be a situation in which a person was joyriding on country roads and was knowingly driving on the wrong side of the road when the collision occurred.

As an injured cyclist, it is very possible that you will be successful in showing that the other party was responsible for the causation of the accident. This is why you should not waste time in taking action.