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Bicycle "Dooring" Accidents

Bicycle "Dooring" Accidents

Bicycling has become an increasingly popular activity, in addition to being a more environmentally friendly mode of transportation. Unfortunately, accidents happen and bicyclists sometimes get hurt. “Dooring,” which occurs when a car door suddenly swings open and strikes a bicyclist, is one such accident and it can cause severe or fatal injuries. If you were injured in a dooring accident, you might be able to hold the negligent person liable and file a personal injury claim.

How to Avoid Dooring accidents

To stay safe and avoid this type of accident, keep some of these safety tips in mind next time you go out for a ride on your bicycle:

  • Never ride within 5 feet of a parked car. This area is known as the “door zone.”
  • Always ride in a designated bike lane.
  • When riding past parked cars, be sure to ride slowly.
  • Be aware of your surroundings and watch for people who might be exiting their cars.

Drivers can also do their part to make the road safer for bicyclists. When parking on a city street, open the car door with your right hand. Doing so will require you to turn around, allowing you to see if a bicyclist is in the path of your door.

Corpus Christi Personal Injury Attorneys

At Brunkenhoefer, P.C., our personal injury attorneys have been representing injured victims since 1976. If you have been hurt in a bicycle accident, our Corpus Christi legal team wants to hear your story. We possess substantial experience in fighting for accident victims and can help you obtain the just compensation you deserve to recover and move forward with your life. Our attorneys have over 70 years of combined legal experience, so you can rest assured your case is in good hands with us.

Contact us today at (855) 812-1100 for free case evaluation.