Experienced Attorneys for Bicycle Accidents
California law considers a bicycle to essentially constitute a “vehicle.” As such, bicyclists and bike riders must act is if they are driving an automobile. They have to obey the same roadway laws, including stopping at red lights and never riding in same direction as traffic. Bicyclists may ride in the roadway when a bicycle lane is not present.
The statistics have shown that due to California’s large population and congested roadways, it leads the nation in the number of bicycling crash fatalities. In a number of cases automobile drivers do not allow bicyclists the right of way and fail to yield, thereby causing an accident. Most of these accidents leave the motor vehicle driver with little to no injuries, while the bicyclist usually suffers catastrophic injuries. As a bicyclist in California you must be cautious and never assume a car will stop or yield the right of way. Just like when you drive an automobile, practicing defensive cycling may help reduce your risk of an accident.
It is not always possible to avoid an accident and often times trying to avoid someone else’s negligence ends up injuring you. If you or a family member have been injured in a bicycle accident, call us today for a free consultation. Our dedicated team of knowledgeable attorneys are here to fight for you and help you get the compensation and medical attention that you deserve.