Maximize Your Recovery After A Bicycle Accident Through Personalized Representation
Bicycling is common in Southern California for both fun and transportation. Ideally, bicycles and motor vehicles should be able to share the road safely. Many roads have bike lanes, but even if there are no bike lanes, bicycling should be safe when both drivers of cars and bicycles obey traffic laws.
Bicycle riders and motorists both have responsibilities, as follows:
- Bicyclists should ride with traffic on the right side of the road, except when passing or turning, and obey the same laws as motorists. If there’s a bike lane, a bicyclist should use it. They should also yield to pedestrians and leave crosswalks clear for pedestrians. After dark, bicyclists should use lights and/or reflectors. They should not cover both ears with earplugs or headphones. Bicyclists under age 18 must wear helmets. Bicycles should be in good operating condition.
- Motorists should watch out for bicycles as well as all other types of traffic. When passing bicycles in traffic, they should leave a 3-foot buffer between their vehicles and the bicycles. If that is not possible, then they should slow down and pass only if they can do so without putting the bicyclist in danger.
Despite safety laws and precautionary measures, bicycle accidents do happen from time to time. If a bicyclist is struck by a car or forced out of their lane and crashes as a result, then the injuries are often quite severe. Because bicycle riders do not have the protection that occupants of cars or trucks do, they often fly through the air and suffer broken bones, head injuries and spinal cord injuries.
After A Bicycle Accident
If you or a close family member has been struck while bicycling in traffic, then it’s very important to get prompt, top-notch medical care. For your long-term recovery, it is also critical to get quality legal representation. That’s where Coast Law Group LLP comes in. Our attorneys work hard to develop trusting relationships with injured bicyclists and their families as part of their case preparation. Our goal is always to help injured clients get the compensation that they deserve.
Bicycle accidents often have legal complications such as:
- Difficulty tracking down a motorist after a hit-and-run accident
- A motorist’s lack of adequate insurance to cover the costs of the bicyclist’s injuries
- Catastrophic injuries for which lifelong costs can be challenging to calculate
For these and other reasons, we strongly recommend that you work with an experienced and accomplished personal injury lawyer.
We Make A Difference For Injured Bicyclists In Southern California
Initial consultations are free. You will not need to pay attorney fees until and unless our lawyers recover compensation for you. Let us explain how you can get your case underway. Our team has helped many other people in the past and can help you, too. Don’t hesitate to call us at 760-670-4554 or send an e-mail inquiry.