Have You Been Hit By A Car When You Were Riding Your Bicycle?
The Number Of Biking Accidents Are Steadily Increasing
If you pay attention to accident statistics and you ride a bike, you already know that bicycle accidents are on the rise in Northern California. Even for the most experienced cyclists, the statistics are not a surprise. Biking can be a dangerous way to travel.
Bicycling has steadily grown in popularity. It provides a chance to exercise, and it’s eco-friendly. Unfortunately, heavy vehicular traffic doesn’t mesh well with the rise in bicycling popularity. When drivers don’t pay attention, a bicyclist can be at risk, and sometimes with a fatal outcome. We can help if you or someone you love has been in a bicycle accident and been injured.
Special Considerations For Traffic Accidents Involving Bicycles
When a bicyclist is involved in an accident, there are additional questions to ask. Some of these are:
- Which side of the road was the bike rider on?
- Was a safety helmet worn by the biker?
- Did the accident occur when the bike rider was in a crosswalk on the street or on a sidewalk?
- Was the bike equipped with lights and other safety devices in compliance with the law?
- How did the driver behave around the bike? If the driver did not treat the biker as a vehicle, was there negligence on the driver’s part?
The answers to these questions will factor into the settlement of your case. To get yourself back on the road and work your way through the intricacies of your case, give Max a call today.
Our Personal Injury Bicycle Accident Attorneys In Santa Rosa Will Get You The Settlement You Deserve
It can be hard to start the process of filing a claim after an accident. You have to tell your side of the story in clear and definite terms. Of course, you may not be quite sure about what information you need to bring or even what to say during your meeting.
Because of this, many people simply choose not to find an attorney who can help them. They choose to fend for themselves and let the chips fall where they may.
Max works to remove the legal obstacles when you need help. It is his job to be your ally. Together with his team they will fight on your behalf and explain the process to you. Let Max worry about the legal process. You worry about healing.