Cycling is fast becoming a popular and greener way to get around town. They’re perfect for riding in the mountains, along the beach, or even commuting to work. But unfortunately, collisions between cyclists and drivers happen every day. In 2014, 128 cyclists were killed in accidents, according to the California Office of Traffic Safety. In the same year, 50,000 cyclists were injured nationwide, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. Read along for more information on what causes bicycle accidents and what Landay and Roberts can do for you.
These are just a few common causes of bicycle accidents with other vehicles:
While this is not a complete list of collision causes between bicycles and cars, these account for a majority of the injuries that cyclists sustain in such collisions.
Such accidents can be traumatic, resulting in bodily injuries and even more serious brain injuries. The Insurance Institute of Highway Safety (IIHS) states that a majority of bicycle accidents result in a head injury, especially those without a helmet. The medical treatment and rehabilitation needed to address these injuries can quickly add up, financially. For those who struggle to keep up with these payments, it can become a real burden on the victim and their families.
Another type of injury case relating to bicycles are those involving bicycles and pedestrians. While sidewalks are reserved for pedestrians, there could be obstacles in the road or a case of negligence that compel a cyclist onto the sidewalk. Pedestrian/cyclist collisions can result in similar head and body injuries to either party.
If you were a pedestrian injured by a cyclist, or vice versa, contact Landay and Roberts to speak with our team about a free case review.
Landay and Roberts are a highly experienced attorney team here in San Diego, proudly serving local clients and all over the state of California. Eidson has recovered millions of dollars in restitution for clients with injuries ranging from bicycle accidents to trucking accidents. Our team goes all in, investigating the case, consulting with experts in fields related to the case, and crafting a case that seeks rightful compensation that you deserve.
You’re already feeling stressed as a result of your injury and treatment, so let us help you get the compensation you need to continue treatment and rehabilitation. We’ll review your bicycle injury case for free and navigate the case and all details. Contact us today at our San Diego office to have your case addressed; we proudly serve clients in San Diego and around the state of California.
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