The popularity of bicycling has increased dramatically over the past three decades, and so too has the amount of bicycle accidents increased. Bicycles are used by more and more Californians as their main mode of transportation. Congested roadways, the high cost of commuting and parking restrictions all make bicycling a convenient and inexpensive alternative.
Many cities have constructed special bike lanes and many parks have now made trails accessible to bicycles. Even some vehicle manufacturers are now offering bike racks as standard equipment. However, many automobile drivers do not respect cyclists' rights to share the roads and, more importantly, bike riders don't always share the roads with automobiles, resulting in a rise in serious, and sometimes fatal, injuries to bicyclists.
Automobiles vs. Bicycle Accidents
In the United States, a bicyclist is fatally injured every six hours and nearly one million children are injured every year in bicycle-related accidents. While collisions with automobiles only account for one-third of accidents, they account for the majority of the catastrophic injuries, 75 percent of which are head injuries.
Car, truck, and bus operators and bicyclists must obey the same traffic laws and there are many "new" traffic laws concerning bicycles. Ignorance of the laws does not alleviate a driver's fault in an accident if he or she injures a person who is riding a bike.
In order to best represent injured clients, the lawyers at Vititoe Law Group, must have a thorough medical knowledge and exceptional legal skills This forms the basis of our practice, allowing us to expertly evaluate injuries and successfully pursue claims. That dedication, experience, and knowledge is how we've secured over $1 billion in settlements for our clients.
Our experienced and knowledgeable bicycle accident attorneys and staff are able to undertake difficult cases and win, convincing skeptics of the merits of your claim via credible, trustworthy evidence and objective test findings. Our law firm is committed to protecting your rights and interests. Over and over again, we have demonstrated our ability to succeed in the most challenging and difficult bicycle injury cases.
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If you or a loved one has been injured in a bicycle accident, call us at 818-851-1886 or contact us online to talk with an experienced lawyer about your injuries. If you can't travel to our office, and you are in California, we will come to you, or we can work by phone, fax, email or other methods of communication. Remember, you pay no fee unless we obtain compensation for you.