Bicycle accidents OVERVIEW
According to recent statistics, more than 50,000 bicyclists are injured on America’s roads every year. And in California, where more and more commuters are trading their automobiles in for bicycles, this number continues to increase. The experienced attorneys at LOJJH have handled many accidents cases involving injured cyclists.
If you have been injured in a bike accident that was not your fault, contact LOJJH to discuss your potential case.
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In California, bicyclists have the same rights and responsibilities as the driver of a motor vehicle. Drivers of cars and trucks must pay proper attention to their surroundings and watch for cyclists when attempting moves that can endanger a cyclist on the road. Unfortunately, this is not always the case and cyclists are often seriously injured or killed by motorists who:
- Make right turns in front of oncoming bicyclists
- Do not check blind spots before changing lanes
- Sideswipe cyclists riding on the shoulder or open doors in front of them
- Fail to stop at stop signs
- Pull out from driveways or side streets without looking
- Reckless and negligent driving that endangers cyclists
A negligent driver can be held responsible for the injuries he causes in an accident involving a bicyclist. Common bike accidents injuries include:
- Broken bones
- Road rash
- Head and neck injuries
- Traumatic brain injuries
If you or a loved one are injured in a bicycle accident that was not your fault, you may be able to recover financial compensation for your injuries. Contact the accident attorneys at LOJJH today.