How Do San Diego Bicycle Accidents Happen?

Bicycle accidents are common in San Diego, Vista, Del Mar and across North County. But nothing feels common about a bike crash for those who sustain serious injuries or lose loved ones.

The bike accident can leave victims and families with questions about how to pay for medical bills, make up for lost wages and other damages. Drivers involved in these accidents will often claim they simply “failed to see” a cyclist, didn’t have time to stop, or even say that a bicyclist darted in front of their car. The insurance company might even try to blame you for the accident. If you were hit by a drunk, distracted or reckless driver, you need someone on your side who will hold the negligent party accountable. Call San Diego bicycle accident attorney Ronald B. Laba right now: 866-434-1577.

A closer look at bicycle accidents in San Diego

How do bicycle accidents happen? When they involve cars and trucks, the reasons can cover a wide range. Texting while driving has been a major factor in recent years. But distracted drivers have always posed a threat to cyclists.

Impaired driving also can lead to bicycle accident injuries and fatalities. A drunk driver might misjudge the distance between his vehicle and a cyclist while making a left-hand turn or after a speeding driver runs a red light. Other circumstances that may lead to San Diego bicycle accidents include the following:

  • Driver runs a stop sign or red light.
  • Driver fails to yield at a crosswalk.
  • Driver veers onto the shoulder of a road.
  • Driver strikes a bicyclist while making a left-hand turn.
  • Driver unexpectedly encounters bicyclist on a road.

Bicycle accident attorneys ready to fight for your rights

Timing is vitally important when it comes to building a bicycle accident case in San Diego. Because of the California statute of limitations, you only have a certain amount of time to initiate legal proceedings. Furthermore, it’s important for an attorney to get to work on your claim as soon as possible. With time, evidence can get lost and memories fade. Attorney Ronald B. Laba works hard to get injury victims the compensation they rightfully deserve after an accident.

Contact us today to schedule a one-hour free case consultation. If you can’t make it to our Vista or San Diego office, we’ll make hospital calls or we’ll meet you at your home or your office. Whatever works best for you is what works best for us. There is no obligation, and no one will pressure you. Call us today at 866-434-1577.


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