Bike attorney Bob Mionske is out there working for the safety and protection of all cyclists. He’s the author of the book Bicycling and the Law [see our review] and a prolific poster over at his own site, covering all aspects of cycling safety and preparation. The site is a must-read for anybody taking to our mean streets on a human-powered contraption with one or more wheels.
One of the most valuable resources on his site is Bob’s 3-part ‘Road Rights: How to Handle Bike-Car Accidents.’ As any rider knows, dealing with an unfortunate road incident is not an ‘if’ but a ‘when.’ Dealing with the aftermath of a collision is key to recovering for your injuries. From ride preparation to post-collision strategy, he succinctly highlights the tactics that will help keep us safe, often pulling material from his book (which goes into considerable detail about the rules and responsibilities of road riding). The series, subtitled “I Was In A Collision—What Should I Do?,” tells you what to expect, and what you need to know.
A most important tip if you’re a motorist as well as a cyclist: fall back on your auto coverage for uninsured/underinsured motorists. It might save you in the event of a car-bike collision.