San Clemente Bicycle Accident Attorney
Skilled Bicycle Accident Attorneys In San Clemente, California
The weather and beauty of San Clemente make it an ideal place for bicycle enthusiasts to ride. Bikes are used to commute to work, for exercise, to enjoy the coastal scenery, and for mountain biking on trails. But biking is not without dangers. Every year there are thousands of bicycle accidents in San Clemente, which cause personal injury to riders and are often due to the negligence of others. Our San Clemente bicycle accident attorneys are here to assist you if you have been involved in a bicycle accident.
Common Causes of Bicycle Accidents
While each San Clemente bicycle accident involves unique circumstances, the following are common causes:
- Being hit by a motor vehicle, whether due to failure to yield right of way, visual obstruction, or other negligent factors
- Running into illegally parked cars or cars opening doors in front of bikers, this may require the help of a San Clemente car accident attorney
- Manufacturer defects in bike parts or faulty repairs by a bike shop
- Unsafe road conditions include potholes, uneven pavement, loose gravel, and puddles
Being struck by motor vehicles is often the cause of the most serious injuries because the unprotected rider is competing against a fast-moving car or truck weighing thousands of pounds. These accidents can often result in:
- Soft tissue damage
- Road rash
- Brain and spinal cord injuries
In San Clemente County in 2008, there were 959 injury accidents involving a motor vehicle and a bicycle. Seven of these resulted in a fatality or wrongful death. When the negligence of a driver of one of these vehicles results in serious injury, the driver should be held responsible. Our San Clemente wrongful death attorneys can help in these situations.
When another driver is not responsible, there may be other parties that can be held responsible for your injuries. If you were riding on a bike that was unsafe, liability can extend to the manufacturer if it was defective, a repair shop that failed to properly repair the bike, or a bike rental shop, which may have failed to properly maintain the bike. If the government was responsible for unsafe road conditions, they can be held to blame.
Contact A San Clemente Bicycle Accident Lawyer Today
If you or a loved one has been in a bicycle accident, you should immediately contact our San Clemente personal injury attorneys. You may be able to receive compensation for your injuries including lost wages, medical expenses, and pain and suffering.
Contact Aitken * Aitken * Cohn for a consultation before you have any dealings with insurance companies. Complex liability issues require an experienced San Clemente bicycle accident attorney who can evaluate your case and determine who may be at fault.