The Bicycle Helmet Safety Institute estimates that there are 73-85 million bicycle riders in the United States. Riding a bike is an exciting and healthy activity, but it can also be dangerous if you’re not careful. A bicycle accident is one of the most common types of accident on the roads of California.
The State of California enacted a new law in 2014 that requires drivers to maintain at least 3 feet between any part of the motor vehicle and the bicycle or its operator when overtaking or passing. Even if you are careful, it can still be difficult for some people to avoid accidents because they have little control over how close cars get – especially with motorcycles coming from behind them.
The most common bicycle accident cases involve claims against one or more of the following:
- Negligent drivers
- Drunk drivers
- Other Bicycle/Motorcycle Riders
How We Approach on Bicycle Accident Claims
In order to determine what caused your bicycle accident, it will be necessary for our team to conduct a thorough investigation. We’ll examine the scene of where you were hit in an attempt to find out who’s at fault. Once we’ve collected all evidence (i.e., phone records or vehicle maintenance), we can start working on determining liability by reviewing any other clues that may point us in the right direction during our search for answers.
The physical and emotional trauma from a bicycle accident can be difficult to manage, but you may also have the opportunity to collect damages in your case. In order for an injury victim’s lawyer or legal team to prove that they are deserving of compensation based on their injuries, it is important that both economic (e.g., lost wages), as well as non-economic losses (such as pain and suffering), are calculated with precision; this is what sets personal injury law firm apart from those who represent corporations because these cases require additional understanding of how someone might feel after such an event happens (especially if another person was at fault).