Bicycle Dooring Accidents Are A Leading Cause Of Serious Injury

There are many dangers bicyclists face out on the road. Left-hand turns by drivers, reckless or drunk driving and other causes of serious injury are enough to make any biker nervous. Perhaps the most dangerous type of bicycling accident is "dooring," however.

Dooring occurs when a car door opens directly in front of a bicyclist with little to no warning. It is a leading cause of serious injury and death for bicyclists, and many areas of the country have seen a rise in this type of accident.

Dooring Accidents Can Occur Even If The Bicyclist Is Vigilant

Many states have enacted laws to protect bicyclists. Unfortunately, using the bike lane, properly signaling turns and other safety precautions are not always useful in preventing dooring accidents.

A biker does not need to be going all that fast to be seriously hurt or killed in a dooring accident.

The Help You Need From A Premier Connecticut Personal Injury Law Firm

At McCoy & McCoy, in Hartford, we have extensive experience in bicycling accidents. Our personal injury lawyers are certified specialists by the National Board of Trial Advocacy. We have earned significant verdicts and settlements on behalf of injured clients throughout Connecticut.

If you or a loved one is in need of help after a bicycling accident, you can rely on our experience, trial skills and dedication to every case to put you in the best position to get the financial help you need.

Our attorneys seek full and fair compensation in every case, so you can focus on recovery. Call 860-856-9283 or email us to schedule your free consultation.