Interest in cycling has grown tremendously over the last decade, and more and more communities are increasing their efforts to encourage commuters to move away from their cars and onto bicycles. They are likewise encouraging automobile drivers to “Share the Road” with bicyclists and increasing awareness of cyclists and their rights on the road. For example, in New York City, bicycle lanes and other protections for bicyclists are visible and growing. By law, bicycles on the roadway are entitled to the same rights as motor vehicles. Sometimes, however, despite a cyclist’s best efforts to safely operate his/her bicycle on a roadway, he/she can suffer injuries due to the negligence or even recklessness of another driver.
Because cyclists are more exposed than motorists, cyclists generally suffer far more significant injuries in collisions. A biking accident often results in serious injury and even death.