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
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.