Bike Accident Attorneys in Granite Bay, California
Pursue Maximum Compensation for Your Injuries
Although there are laws and regulations in the state of California to help protect bicycle riders from injuries, collisions still occur. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, 818 cyclists were killed in 2015 alone. Most bicycle accident victims suffer severe injuries and are left with costly medical expenses. Additionally, many are unable to work during this period of recovery. The financial, physical, and emotional burden that victims face is significant, and it is important that they have a strong legal advocate who can protect their rights and will be dedicated to pursuing the maximum amount of compensation they deserve.
At Herrig, Vogt & Hensley, LLP, we are prepared to provide our clients with quality legal counsel during such a difficult time, and we encourage you to contact our firm right away. When you work with a Roseville personal injury lawyer from our office, we can thoroughly review your case and ensure that the wrongful party or parties are held accountable for their actions. We have more than a century of combined experience and have an extensive and comprehensive understanding of what it takes to win a personal injury case.
Dangers of Sharing the Road
Cyclists in California have every right to utilize the roadways with other vehicles and are subject to most of the same traffic rules. As such, drivers are expected to be responsible for avoiding any risks to the safety of themselves and all others on the road, including cyclists. This also means that if a driver does not take necessary measures to safely pass, follow, or make a turn in the presence of a cyclist, he or she could be considered to be acting negligently and once proven so, will be held accountable for any damages their actions caused.
Some Common Bike-Related Accidents that Could Indicate Negligent Behavior Include:
Collision with a car making a left-hand turn
Collision at an intersection
Collision with a vehicle backing out or exiting a driveway or parking spot
Passing a vehicle or vehicles making sudden lane changes
Collision with a vehicle because of an unexpected open door along a road
As California law states, bike riders must travel as far to the right as possible on roadways or in a designated bike lane if present. However, a cyclist is permitted to move away from the right side of the road in the following situations:
To pass another bicycle or vehicle traveling in the same direction
To make a left-hand turn at an intersection or into a driveway
To avoid debris or other obstacles
Additionally, any driver passing a bicyclist must allow at least three feet of distance between the bike and the vehicle. An individual must also take care not to open a door on the side facing moving traffic unless it is safe to do so, meaning no vehicles or bicycles are approaching.
At Herrig, Vogt & Hensley, LLP, our Roseville injury lawyers can conduct a thorough investigation into the circumstances of your accident to determine who was responsible for your accident. We can gather any necessary information to prove if a driver was negligent and to hold him or her accountable.
We are passionate about advocating on behalf of the rights of injured bicyclists and want to help you seek the financial support you need to make a full recovery.
Contact an Experienced Personal Injury Lawyer to Protect Your Claim
In the event that you were injured, you need to ensure that your rights are protected and that you receive the compensation you deserve. For most bicycle riders, collisions or accidents could have easily been prevented if the other person involved had not been negligent or careless. If you have been injured, or if a loved one is suffering because of another person's wrongdoing, complete a case evaluation form today. Our Roseville personal injury attorneys are dedicated to helping individuals like you seek justice.
Contact our firm to receive the counsel that you need during this difficult time.