A recent lawsuit filed in Richmond, Virginia serves as a reminder of the dangers faced by cyclists everyday on our roadways. In this tragic case, a young woman was riding her bicycle home from work when she was struck and killed by the driver of an SUV. According to a news report , the woman’s bicycle was white (and therefore easily seen in the dark), and had appropriate lighting on both its front and back. The woman’s parents are bringing a wrongful death lawsuit.
“The troubling part about this case,” says Herndon bike safety lawyer and cyclist Doug Landau, “is that no amount of money can bring this young woman back. While cyclists do ‘share the road’ with motorists, automobiles are small tanks. A person on a bike or on foot is no match for a vehicle traveling at speed.” If you or someone you know has been injured in an accident due to no fault of your own and there are questions as to what laws apply, email or call Abrams Landau, Ltd. at once (703-796-9555).