Thanks to South Carolina’s subtropical climate, bicycle riders can get out on the road just about year-round. Unfortunately, despite the prevalence of bicycle riders on the roads in and around Columbia, Sumter, and other cities throughout the Palmetto State, drivers continue to put riders in harm’s way. Collisions involving bicycles and motor vehicles are common, and as you might expect, the riders involved in these collisions are the ones who usually bear the brunt of the harm.
Cyclists are also the ones who are usually following the law. While the dangers of driving recklessly or carelessly in the presence of cyclists are obvious, far too many drivers still choose to ignore the risks. They speed, tailgate, pass too close, read texts and social media posts, and do so without regard for the serious safety risks involved. Request a free consultation with experienced bicycle accident attorney, Marc Brown, for assistance with your case.