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Why Do Motorists Hit Bicyclists in New Mexico?

At the Law Office of Samuel I. Kane, P.A., our Las Cruces bicycle accident attorneys understand the traumatic injuries that occur when a rider is hit by a vehicle on our New Mexico roadways. Even with improved bicycling conditions, including bike lanes, paths, and trails throughout Dona Ana County riders are still at the mercy of much larger cars, trucks, and SUVs that refuse to share the road with vulnerable cyclists. If you or someone you love has been injured or lost their life while riding in New Mexico, we want to help you pursue the negligent driver for your injuries or their wrongful death. What are the Most Common Causes Of Cycling Accidents, Injuries, and Fatalities in New Mexico? Negligence is the main factor in most bicycle accidents throughout Las Cruces, New Mexico, and the rest of the country. The reality is, when drivers are not on the lookout for cyclists or do not give them the room and respect they deserve, it is the rider who suffers. Some of the most common causes of bicycle accidents in New Mexico include:
  • Distracted driving
  • Drowsy driving
  • Not obeying traffic signs and signals
  • Not yielding to the cyclist's right of way
  • Impaired driving
  • Speeding
  • Tailgating
  • Unsafe turns
All motorists are legally bound to obey the rules of the road when they are operating a vehicle, and that includes sharing the road with bicyclists who have the same rights as other drivers. If you or someone you love has been injured or killed in a bicycle accident in New Mexico, follow the tips below to ensure that once you can file a personal injury claim, you will have the best chances of pursuing success. What Should I Do After Getting Hit by a Vehicle While Riding My Bike? All bicycle accidents and injuries are unique. If your injuries and/or circumstances allow, follow these instructions to ensure you get the help you need.
  • Move out of harm’s way, and wait in a safe place nearby
  • Call 9-1-1, wait for authorities to arrive, and obtain a copy of the police report after the accident
  • Exchange contact and insurance info with all parties involved
  • Document the accident in writing, with photos, and video
  • Seek medical care right away and follow all your physician’s instructions
Contact our Experienced Bicycle Accidents Attorneys in Las Cruces at the Law Office of Samuel I. Kane, P.A. Contact our experienced personal injury attorneys in Las Cruces, New Mexico at the Law Office of Samuel I. Kane, P.A. by calling 575-541-3004 to schedule a free consultation to learn more about your legal rights and options to hold the negligent party liable for your injuries or the loss of your loved one, so we can get started on building your case for success.