There are millions of bicyclists in the United States. According to the National Highway Transportation Safety Administration (“NHTSA”), almost one-third of the population ride bikes. Due to the increase in the number of bicycles on the road throughout the United States and California, many cities have constructed special bike lanes. Still, bicycle awareness still lags far behind.
Bicycle accidents cause more serious injuries than other automobile accidents. Unlike, automobile passengers, the only protection that cyclists have in the event of a collision, comes from their helmet. Even despite California’s mandatory helmet laws, head injuries still account for a majority of serious injuries in bike accidents. Bike accidents also result in a significant portion of fatalities; approximately 2% of California traffic accident fatalities involve bike accidents.
California law is clear; section 21200 of the California Vehicle Code states that bicycle riders have the same rights and are subject to the same laws as other drivers on the road. Nevertheless, motor vehicle drivers do not respect a bicyclist’s right to share the road and, more importantly, many cyclists have not been properly educated on how to legally and safely share the roads with automobiles.
It is extremely important to take the appropriate steps to prevent and protect yourself from a California bicycle accident injury. Riders should make sure to wear helmets, brightly colored and protective clothing while cycling.
Our Experienced California Bicycle Accident Lawyers Understand The Complexities Of A California Bicycle Accident Case
Bicycle accidents can have devastating effect on their victims. Collisions involving bikes present unique challenges for prosecution of your injury claim. Insurance companies will try to demonize the cyclists and wrongfully deny their claims. Routinely, insurance companies try to settle bicycle injury claims for close to one-third less than they would a similar claim by automobile passenger.
Insurance companies employee armies of investigators, experts, and other professionals to protect their “bottom line.” You need an advocate on your side that is a skilled negotiator, to ensure you get the maximum recovery for your California bicycle accident. An experienced California bike accident lawyer at the B & D Law Group, APLC will fight to make sure you are adequately compensated for your California bicycle accident injuries.
Our Experienced California Bicycle Accident Attorneys Know How To Get You The Maximum Recovery For Cyclists Injured In A Bicycle Accident
The experienced California Bicycle Accident Lawyers at the B & D Law Group, APLC realize that bicycle accidents can result in adverse impacts and we here to help you through these difficult times. Our skilled California bike accident lawyers intimately understand California laws relating to the use of bicycles on California public road. We are familiar with the mechanics of a bicycling accident and the aftermath of resulting injuries, and will help you get the compensation you deserve.
If you have been involved in a California bicycle accident or lost a loved one in bicycle collision please contact the skilled California Bicycle Accident Lawyers at the B & D Law Group, APLC. Our experienced California Bicycle Accident Attorneys have a wealth of experience helping victims of California bicycle accidents.
We are here to help. Our experienced California bicycle accident lawyers understand that choosing an attorney to fight for your California Bicycle Accident claim is not easy. We want to make sure that you know your rights and make the right choice. We never charge for a Free Consultation on your California Personal Injury Claim.