Bicycle Accident Lawyer in San Diego
Have you been Seriously Injured in a Bicycle Accident?
Using a bicycle as a means for transportation is one of the rare activities that is a win-win. Not only is riding a bike a great activity that can burn calories and improve your health, it also helps to cut down on traffic on the road and is environmentally friendly. The one downside of using a bicycle on your morning commute is the danger of getting hit by a car. The weight discrepancy between a car and bicycle means the biker always is worse for wear after an accident, making it difficult to escape without some kind of injury. If you suffer a bicycle accident in San Diego, the personal injury lawyers at Bates Law, APC can help you file a personal injury lawsuit to cover your damages.
Bicycle Accident Personal Injury Attorneys in San Diego
At Bates Law, APC, we provide representation for those who have suffered an accident and are seeking compensation for damages, including bicycle accidents. Our dedicated team of personal injury lawyers will do everything we can to make sure you get the compensation you deserve. Riding a bike can be dangerous, but when you work with Bates Law, APC, at least you can be secure with your personal injury representation.
What are the Most Common Causes of Bicycle Accidents?
There are a number of incidents and mistakes that can lead to a bicycle accident. The key when it comes to personal injury settlements is determining who is at fault for the accident. With that in mind, here are the most common causes of bicycle accidents and who would be at fault in each scenario.
Accident From Vehicles Failing to Yield to Bicycles at Intersections
If a vehicle fails to yield to a bicycle when the rules of the road say that it should, the vehicle is completely at fault for the accident. In situations where the other driver is clearly not following the law, they will be totally at fault for any damages.
Hitting a Biker by Turning Directly in Front of the Cyclist
This is another case where it is clear who is at fault. If a driver turns directly into a cyclist and hit them with their vehicle, the driver is obviously at fault. It is up to the driver to be aware of their surroundings and be on the lookout for bicycle riders.
Sideswiping a Cyclist and Causing a Bicycle Accident
Sideswiping a cyclist is one of the most common forms of bicycle accidents. A bike rider can be in a car’s blind spot, and in one movement the car can hit the bike, leading to a tumble. If this is the case, in most instances the car driver is at fault. However, the cyclist must be in a bike lane and have the appropriate visibility aids, making this case less cut and dry then the other ones.
Hitting a Bicycle Rider By Running a Red Light or Stop Sign
If a car hits a cyclist after running a red light or stop sign, or clearly breaking other traffic laws, they are 100% at fault. It is the obligation of a driver to follow the rules of the road, and by not doing so they are liable for any and all damages claimed by the injured cyclist.
Bicycle Accident Personal Injury Attorney Representation by Bates Law, APC
Bates Law, APC are the top personal injury attorneys in all of San Diego, specializing in getting settlements to cover damages from bicycle accidents. If you have suffered a bike accident and are not at fault, contact Bates Law, APC for a free consultation.
Give us a call today at (619) 222-0900.
Below are just a few of Bates Law's many personal injury cases.
$200,000 POLICY LIMITS SETTLEMENT
Demand for Arbitration for a low impact collision resulting in less than $500 damage to our client's bumper. All case settlements results