Bicycle accidents often result in significant injuries to the bike rider. This is because the bicyclist who is involved in a crash with a car or truck does not have several advantages that someone in a vehicle has, such as thousands of pounds of steel for protection, airbags or a seatbelt. As a result, bicycle riders are often seriously injured after a collision. These personal injuries often result in broken bones, shoulder dislocations, brain and spine injuries, and death.
Causes of Bicycle accidents
A few major causes of accidents with bicycle riders include the car or truck driver’s failure to check their blind spot or specifically looking for a bicyclist when merging, not yielding to a bicyclist’s right of way and cutting off a bicyclist while turning. For their part, a bike rider must obey all traffic laws that vehicles must obey, but even when this is done, negligent and careless drivers still cause significant levels of accidents with bicycle riders. In fact, there are often more bicycle accidents than motorcycle accidents every year in certain cities throughout California.
Contact a bicycle accident lawyer
Even if you or your loved one are partially at-fault for the accident, California law allows you or your loved one to obtain compensation from the other person involved in the crash. Contact our bicycle accident lawyer today for a free consultation, and read our bicycle-related blogs for more information.
If you are the victim of a bicycle accident, you need to contact the bicycle accident lawyers of the Steven Dhillon Law Firm to represent your case and fight for the compensation that you deserve for your medical expenses, emotional distress and other damages. Contact the Steven Dhillon Law Firm today to set up a free consultation of your case by calling (818) 874-9485.
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