Santa Maria Bicycle Accident Attorney
Bicycle Accidents in California
Bicycles are the lightest, most fragile vehicles on the road. They offer the least protection to their operators of all the vehicles and must share the roadways with cars, SUVs, and trucks. A collision even at a slow speed can cause catastrophic injury to the rider and the bicycle with little or no damage to the motor vehicle involved. If you have been injured in an accident with a car or truck while riding a bicycle, turn to a Santa Maria personal injury attorney for assistance as you may be owed compensation.
Bicycle Accident Lawyer in Santa Maria
Over 700 bicyclists die annually in collisions as car and truck drivers usually do not even notice their presence. Other vehicles turn into them, open vehicle doors in front of them, and cut them off while changing lanes. This failure to register the presence of a rider on a cycle is the cause of most bicycle accidents. Bicycle riders must be especially alert to avoid being hit. Though wearing helmets protect the rider's head these accidents can cause head injuries, broken bones, spinal cord injuries, road rash, internal injuries and death. An experienced bicycle accident lawyer with our firm can gather information concerning road conditions, interview witnesses and prepare a claim for damages. As experienced litigators our legal team is fully prepared to take a case to trial if necessary however most cases are settled out of court.
Due to the milder weather conditions throughout much of California many adults ride for pleasure as well as for transport to work. A serious accident can result in lost work time as well as growing medical and hospital expenses. To seek to recover the full compensation you are due call Pacific Attorney Group and speak with an experienced personal injury lawyer.
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