Dooring Accidents Are Dangerous For Cyclists
Bicycle dooring accidents have become common. For those who bicycle often on busy streets, contending with parked cars can be just as dangerous as dealing with traffic. All it takes is one person throwing open a door to cause serious injury.
We know these injuries can lead to long recovery times and large medical bills. At Crandall & Katt, we work with cyclists who have been injured due to the negligence of others in dooring accidents. If you live in Roanoke or Southwest Virginia and are seeking an attorney due to injuries sustained from dooring, we are here to defend your rights.
Dooring Is Illegal
Virginia has a law that states drivers cannot open their door on the side of oncoming traffic until it is “reasonably safe” to do so. There is room for interpretation in this wording, which is why it is so important to work with an experienced lawyer if you are injured as the result of someone opening their door as you attempt to pass.
Cyclists are often moving at fast speeds, making these types of accidents more dangerous. Serious injuries can occur from a seemingly minor dooring accident. If you or a loved one is injured in this type of accident, it is important to seek experienced legal representation.
Questions About Dooring?
If you have questions about what constitutes dooring or need an attorney because you were injured in an accident, contact our offices today. Call us at 540.342.2000 or contact us online for a free consultation.