Houston Distracted Driver Bicycle Accident Lawyer Reshard Alexander and Houston Bicycle Accident Law Firm RJ Alexander Law PLLC
Distracted driving is becoming one of the most dangerous behaviors for the safety of all vehicles. However, cyclists are impacted to a much great extent than all other modes of transportation. This because bicycles do not travel at the same speed of other vehicles, but in fact share the road. Accordingly, all other vehicles must notice and avoid striking a cycle. Studies have shown that approximately 80% of all cycling accidents could have been avoided. This means that it is critical that the drivers of all vehicles give their full attention to the road in front of them and not the phone in their hand. As a cyclist, you must do everything you can to increase the likelihood that the vehicle will see you. This includes wearing the proper reflective clothes, using lights and of wearing fluorescent colors.
Unfortunately, even if you are doing everything right, a motorist may still drive recklessly. A bicycle is no match for a car, truck, or SUV. Many motorists do no understand that cyclists have the right to share the road. Knowingly or unknowingly, motorists bully cyclists. Keep in mind to never trust that you made “eye contact” with the driver of a vehicle. Many times, what you are looking at is really a blank stare.
Reshard Alexander, managing attorney of Houston bicycle accident law firm RJ Alexander Law PLLC, bike rides in Houston and knows from personal experience what it is like to be in bicycle accidents. He uses his personal experience and legal knowledge to help others.
It is important to be represented by an attorney who is experienced in bicycle law. If you would like more information, please feel free to reach me directly at (832) 458-1756 or complete the free consultation request form.