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Sacramento Bicycle Accident Lawyer

Have You Been Hurt in a Bicycle Accident? Speak to a Trusted Bike Accident Attorney!

As communities all over the country become more health and environmentally conscious, bicycling has become more and more popular. However, with this popularity has come difficulties in properly and safely integrating bikes into our traffic systems. In fact, over the last few years, California has some of the most troubling and deadly bicycle accident statistics in the nation.

If you are a bicyclist who has been hurt by a driver, then it is time to start exploring your legal options. At The Law Office of Michael R. Loewen, our Sacramento bicycle accident lawyer has over three decades of experience representing those who have been unduly hurt by others—including many cases of bicyclists injured in car crashes, truck accidents, and other collisions. Get the aggressive and unflagging legal counsel you need to properly pursue the compensation you deserve for your injuries.

Bicycle Laws in Sacramento

In California, bicyclists are subject to the same rules of the road as other motorists, which includes signaling, obeying traffic signals, yielding to pedestrians, and more. Although drivers are required to share the roads with bicyclists, some drivers still fail to pay attention to bicyclists or do not provide them with adequate space to safely operate their bicycles. If a negligent or reckless driver injures a bicyclist, the rider can recover compensation for injuries.

Common Injuries From Bicycle Accidents

Unfortunately bicycles don't have the same safety features as larger vehicles which can leave bicyclists very injured. Not every bicycle accident is the same. When someone gets in an accident with a bike they can experience a range of different types of injuries.

Some of the most likely injuries to come from a bicycle accident include:

  • Fractured Skull
  • Broken Teeth
  • Tramatic Brain Injuries
  • Eye damage
  • Road rash
  • Permanent scarring
  • Soft-tissue injuries
  • Damaged spinal cords

Common Examples of Driver Negligence Bicycle Accidents

For most bicyclists, it is difficult to assert agency among the cars, trucks, SUVs, motorcycles, and other motor vehicles roads were designed to accommodate. As a result, drivers often marginalize bicyclists, forget them, or ignore them completely while driving. When this happens, injuries become more likely.

The most common causes of bicycle accidents include:

  • Drivers failing to yield or disregarding traffic signs
  • Drivers failing to signal a turn or lane change
  • Drivers failing to properly proceed at an intersection
  • Distracted driving (texting, phone calls, etc.)
  • Drunk driving (DUI)

If any of these causes were a factor in your bicycle accident, then negligence is likely to have occurred and compensation should be paid. Your medical bills, rehabilitation, lost wages, and pain and suffering all deserve an answer from a driver who failed to safely operate their motor vehicle.

Start pursuing the money you deserve today. Contact our Sacramento bicycle accident lawyer to schedule a free consultation today.