Can I file a claim if I wasn’t struck by a vehicle but sustained injuries trying to avoid one?

Yes. Often, bicyclists are injured taking evasive action in order to avoid a negligent driver. The bicyclist avoids colliding with the vehicle, but the evasive action causes the accident. In these cases, the driver of the vehicle is just as liable as if he’d struck the bicyclist. Sometimes, drivers will attempt to flee, which is considered leaving the scene of an accident (or a hit and run accident), even if they didn’t strike the bicyclist. It’s very important to track such drivers down in order to file a case.

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