Crashes Caused by Opening Car Door
One of the greatest fears of a cyclist is riding next to parked cars and having a door opened up just as you are about to pass by. This fear is certainly justified; in fact it is one of the obvious dangers and unfortunately happens all too often. Usually it is caused by the driver opening the door without checking to make sure it is clear.
Advice to Cyclists: Always ride defensively!
First of all, motor vehicle drivers should give a quick glance in their side-view mirror before opening their door. However, we know that many do not. Accordingly, there are two things you should always do. First, if possible create enough distance between you and the car, so you may be able to avoid a collision if the door is opened. Second, always scan ahead and look for clues that a door is about to be opened, such as seeing a driver through the window or side mirror.
Founding Partners, Andrew Kass and Joel Moses, are life-long active cyclists and devotes their entire law practice to motorcycle and bike injury cases. They have personally handled more than 1,000 motorcycle and bicycle accident cases and have consulted on thousands more.
We only work on a contingency fee, or a percentage of the amount of money recovered “if and when the case is resolved in your favor.” That contingency fee ranges from 33.33% to 40%. There might also be some costs and expenses that are usually advanced by the attorney and deducted from the final settlement. We will always have a full and candid discussion with you regarding fees and costs.
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