Were you hit while riding a bicycle?
Cycling is a very popular and fun mode of travel and recreational activity that many Californians utilize on a daily basis for various reasons including exercise, leisure, efforts to be eco-friendly and as a mode of transportation. However, cycling puts you at risk of having a collision with a vehicle nearby. In many parts of California, the congestion of the roads makes cycling very appealing to beat traffic, but you are often caught with drivers who are making fast moves to maneuver through traffic. This puts riders at risk of reckless drivers, often distracted with their phones or half-asleep during their morning commute. Offering less protection than a motor vehicle, the results of these collisions are often much more extreme than the effects of being hit while in a car.
California Bicycle Law
According to the California Department of Motor Vehicles, bicycle riders on public roads have the same rights and responsibilities as motorists, and are subject to the same rules and regulations. Traffic laws apply to cyclists as well, so always follow the rules of the road to help prevent a major accident from occurring.
Common Bicycle Accident Injuries
Las lesiones sufridas por los ciclistas en las colisiones pueden variar enormemente. Las lesiones pueden limitarse a unos pocos cortes y raspaduras o pueden ser muy graEach case we receive dealing with bicycle accidents varies immensely. Injuries can be as small as a few cuts and scrapes to very serious injuries. Factors to consider are the speed of the cyclist and the speed of the other vehicle involved in the collision, as well as the safety measures taken by the cyclist like if they are wearing a helmet or any other protective gear. Every case is different; our lawyers know how to maneuver them to find every avenue of liability so our clients come out with the best outcome.
A few of the common injuries that we see resulting from cycling accidents include:
- Head injuries
- Traumatic Brain Injuries
- Cuts, scrapes and lesions all over the body
- Road rash
- Facial injury
Experienced Legal Representation for Accident Victims
Cycling accidents can result in major injuries that can permanently affect the livelihood of the people involved. Medical bills add up for treatments and rehabilitation putting these riders in a financial bind. Missed time at work also adds to this building up of debt. It is important to understand your options and know that you have rights in these incidents. The lawyers at SMS Law Group are prepared to lead the way and do their best to get you the compensation you may deserve.
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