Suffered injuries in a bicycle accident?
Motorists and bicyclists can make a dangerous combination. It’s important to know the rules for motorists and bicyclists so you can determine where fault lies. A San Diego Bicycle Accident Lawyer can provide that information.
What are the rules for bicyclists in California?
Drivers owe bicyclists a duty of care. Drivers must follow the rules of the road and otherwise drive in a reasonably safe manner. Bicyclists, however, have rules too. Here are some of the rules for bicyclists in California:
- On a roadway with a bike lane, bicyclists traveling slower than traffic must use that lane unless making a left turn, passing, avoiding hazardous conditions, or approaching a place where a right turn is authorized. See CVC § 21208;
- Generally, bicyclists must ride on the right side of the road. See CVC § 21650; and
- City and county ordinances control whether bicycles may be ridden on a sidewalk. See CVC § 21206.
What damages are recoverable for a bicycle accident?
Recoverable damages for a bicycle accident include past and future medical expenses, property damage, lost wages and earning capacity, and money for pain and suffering. Depending on the facts of the bicycle accident, punitive damages may be recoverable too.
How to sue the City of San Diego for a bicycle accident?
Contact Evan, a San Diego Bicycle Accident Lawyer.
Evan has litigated bicycle accidents from both the defense side and the plaintiff side. He knows the traps to avoid and the facts to emphasize. Don’t take the insurance company’s lowball offer.
Here’s an example of one case handled by Evan. An elderly woman was riding her bicycle in La Jolla when a stopped driver opened his car door and the woman hit the door, causing extensive injuries. Evan quickly obtained the entire policy limits of the driver and then made a UM/UIM claim, also obtaining the entire policy limits. Read Evan’s blog for more info: California Uninsured Motorist Coverage: Pay to Sue Your Insurance Company.
If you have been injured in a bicycle accident, contact Evan, a San Diego Bicycle Accident Lawyer. His office is in La Jolla, and he represents personal injury clients throughout San Diego County. Evan brings the responsible parties to account so his clients receive full and fair compensation.
Call (858) 324-6606 for your free consultation.