EXPERIENCED RIVERSIDE BICYCLE ACCIDENT ATTORNEYS
Riding bikes is a common form of recreation in California, and Riverside County offers a widespread network of bicycle pathways, bike lanes, and recreational events for cycling enthusiasts, commuters, and fitness buffs. Besides being inexpensive, bike riding is a great exercise that doesn’t harm the environment. It’s no wonder that more and more cyclists are sharing the road with motor vehicles in Riverside to commute to work, run errands, or just have fun.
Unfortunately, this puts them at risk of serious injury and even death every time they go out on the road. Regardless of how careful they are, most cyclists have had to perform evasive maneuvers at least once to avoid an accident with a car or truck on local streets and highways. Hundreds have experienced serious injuries, and more than a dozen have died in bicycle accidents in Riverside County in recent years.
If you have been injured in a bicycle accident, you need an experienced, aggressive Riverside bicycle accident lawyer on your side to protect your rights, explain your legal options, and help you recover the fair and just compensation you deserve. The Riverside bicycle accident attorneys at the Law Offices of Samer Habbas & Associates can help!
Our personal injury lawyers handle a variety of accident claims, including bicycle accidents. With multiple offices located in Riverside, Anaheim, Irvine, Los Angeles, El Segundo, and San Diego, our accident attorneys represent injured cyclists across Southern California. For more information or to schedule a complimentary consultation with an expert Riverside bike accident attorney, please call 888-848-5084.
Bicyclists have the same rights as Motor Vehicle Drivers in California
Many drivers either don’t know or intentionally ignore the California law that states bicyclists have the same rights to area roadways as motor vehicles do. Riders also have the same responsibilities to abide by the rules of the road and respect the right-of-way of other vehicles as drivers do. There are some irresponsible cyclists who increase the chances of a vehicle striking them by weaving in and out of traffic, talking on cell phones, listening to music while riding, or disobeying traffic signals and stop signs. However, the vast majority of accidents, injuries, and fatalities involving motor vehicles and bikes are caused by negligent drivers.
Here are some common reasons drivers cause accidents with cyclists:
- Failure to honor a cyclist’s right-of-way
- Driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs
- Driver fatigue
- Talking or texting on phones while driving
- Crowding bicyclists off the road
- Running stop signs and red lights
- Changing lanes without looking
- Weaving through traffic
- Driving over the speed limit
- Failure to yield the right of way
- Engaging in road rage and intimidating riders with their vehicles
Contact an Aggressive Riverside Bicycle Accident Lawyer
If you or a loved one was involved in a bicycle accident, you may be entitled to compensation. Consult with the Riverside bike accident lawyers at the Law Offices of Samer Habbas & Associates to protect your legal rights.
Unlike attorneys at other law firms who interview clients and pass cases to junior members of the firm, we handle each case personally. We give each client the individual attention they deserve. This has been central to our law practice from the very beginning and is why our clients choose us to represent them. We take our responsibilities to clients very seriously and work hard to help them receive the maximum compensation for their pain and suffering, lost time at work, medical expenses, and other costs.
With multiple offices located in Riverside, Anaheim, Irvine, Los Angeles, El Segundo and San Diego, our personal injury lawyers represent injured cyclists across Southern California. For more information or to schedule a complimentary consultation with an experienced Riverside bicycle accident attorney, please call 888-848-5084.