Determining Fault in a California Bike Accident Can Be Harder Than You Think
More Californians are riding bikes today than ever before. Some people bike to work, others to school, and still others ride for enjoyment. There are numerous benefits to increasing bike riding, whether it is for need or for exercise, but there are also some drawbacks. Accidents on bicycles, for example. Continue reading to learn what to do if you are in a bike accident. Then call 909-982-0707 to schedule a free legal consultation with Law Offices of Fernando D. Vargas.
The figures may astound you
Would it surprise you to discover that in 2013, approximately 50,000 individuals were wounded in bike accidents? According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, this is the case. What is more, approximately 750 people died in motorcycle accidents in the same year. It is worth noting that this only applies to collisions between bicycles and automobiles. Who is to blame for what occurs?
It may not be as straightforward as you believe to find a flaw
The fact is that each situation is unique. In most cases, the person riding a bike will sustain considerably more injuries than someone traveling in a car or truck since they lack the same level of protection. However, who suffers the most injuries does not necessarily indicate who is at fault.
Bicyclists, lorries, vehicles, and SUVs must all share the road, according to the law. A bike rider must be prepared with the proper equipment and a well-maintained bicycle. They should adhere to well-lit roads that they are familiar with. They should also be aware and follow the regulations when driving. This implies they should never weave in and out of lanes and should always yield to vehicles.
It is not unusual for an inquiry to reveal that the bike rider was the one who caused the accident. They may not have complied with traffic laws, such as yielding the right of way, looking before entering the street, or obeying traffic signals.
The motorist, on the other hand, may be at fault for failing to share the road, being unaware, and colliding with the bike rider when turning right. The police will have to assemble the facts concerning the accident first. Your personal injury lawyer will then strive to ensure that the truth is revealed.
Do you require legal assistance following a motorcycle accident?
Bicycle accidents may drastically alter one’s life. They can cause serious injuries, property damage, missed time at work, and much more. If a motorist is found to be at fault in an accident, they should be held accountable. If you are worried that this is not being done, call Law Offices of Fernando D. Vargas immediately once at 909-982-0707. We are here to provide you with a no-cost legal consultation. We may take your case on a contingency basis if everyone understands what your case includes. To learn more, give us a call right now.