San Diego bicycle accident attorney Ronald B. Laba knows that cycling is an enormously popular, economical pastime in San Diego and throughout North County. That’s because San Diego County offers a little bit of everything for bicycle enthusiasts, from East County’s rugged mountain trails to the seaside trails along the Pacific Coast Highway. With an inviting year-round climate in San Diego, it’s not uncommon for drivers to share the road with cycling commuters trying to avoid the morning or evening rush.
At the Law Offices of Ronald B. Laba, our San Diego bicycle accident attorneys understand that as bicycling continues to explode in popularity, so does the risk of serious bicycle accidents on North County roadways. We understand that bicycle accidents, like pedestrian accidents, often leave cyclists facing physical, emotional and financial hardship after an accident. You likely have questions after your bicycle accident. That’s why we’re here. Contact attorney Ronald B. Laba today to discuss your legal options with an attorney who knows how to protect your rights.
How do bicycle accidents happen in San Diego?
Nobody expects to be in a bicycle accident in San Diego, Del Ray Beach, Oceanside or anywhere else across North County. But fatal bicycle and pedestrian accidents happen every year across the area – and these accidents happen fast and involve catastrophic injury. Crashes between bicycles and larger vehicles often occur when drivers fail to observe the right of way. Often drivers – and their insurance company – may simply claim they “failed to see” the bicyclist or that the bicyclist was at fault.
However, this is often not the case. In many cases, the driver is distracted by a cell phone or something else that takes his or her attention away from the road. In other instances a driver might be driving drunk or under the influence of drugs. In many bicycle accidents, cyclists suffer serious injuries after involvement in a left-turn accident, being hit head-on or rear-ended, or after a driver does not look and sideswipes the bicycle rider when changing lanes. The following are a few serious injuries from bicycle accidents in San Diego:
- Traumatic brain injury
- Eye injury
- Head, neck and face injuries when the cyclist strikes the car or pavement
- Broken bones and fractures of arms, legs, hands and feet
- Fatal injuries, which may be grounds for a wrongful death lawsuit.
WHAT SHOULD I DO AFTER A SAN DIEGO BICYCLE ACCIDENT?
If you think San Diego County bicycle accidents are rare, think again. According to the most recent statistics released by the County of San Diego Health & Human Services Agency, there were 904 bicycle accidents in 2010 involving injuries and fatalities in San Diego County. Eight people were killed in the county that year in bicycle accidents.
Timing is everything when it comes to building a bicycle accident case in San Diego. Attorney Ronald B. Laba knows it’s important to act quickly and aggressively to get victims the justice they deserve. Contact us today. A delay may affect your rights to initiate a claim.
When you contact the Law Offices of Ronald B Laba for your free, one-hour case consultation, rest assured you will speak with a legal professional who puts clients’ needs first. Don’t hesitate to call – 24 hours a day. There’s no pressure. There’s no obligation. Contact us today at 844-439-8969 to learn more about how we can help.