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Protecting The Rights Of Bicyclists

When a car or SUV weighing upward of 3,000 pounds strikes an unprotected bicyclist, the results are usually devastating. Bicycle accidents are a leading cause of serious injury and death among children and young adults in Iowa.

If you or a family member is the victim of a bicycle accident, turn to the law firm of Hixson & Brown, P.C., in West Des Moines. Our bike accident lawyers have more than 55 years of combined experience handling cases of serious personal injury and wrongful death caused by driver negligence.

Liability And Car-Bike Accidents

In Iowa, bicyclists generally have the same rights on the roadway as people who drive motor vehicles. Bicyclists are required to ride in the same direction as other vehicles and obey all traffic rules. In addition, bicyclists must ride as far on the right side of the roadway as possible, except when turning left, passing another bicycle or avoiding an obstacle such as a parked car. Cars are required to yield to bicyclists at intersections when the bicyclist has the right of way.

Unfortunately, many drivers expect bicyclists to get out of the way. The following are some examples of reckless driving that result in auto accidents and injuries to bikers:

  • Passing too close to a bicycle
  • Dooring a bicycle (opening a car door in front of a bicyclist)

  • Crossing a bicycle lane in front of a bike
  • Failure to yield to a bicycle

Our attorneys will work hard to protect your right to full compensation if you are injured by a negligent driver.

Free Consultation With Our Des Moines Bicycle Accident Lawyers

To request a free case evaluation after your bike accident, call the West Des Moines office of Hixson & Brown, P.C., at 515-650-4531 or toll free at 800-229-9854. You can also reach us via our online contact form.

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