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Riding a bicycle can be both an enjoyable pastime and a convenient mode of transportation. While the majority of people safely ride their bikes on public roads, there are a few who fail to follow the rules and endanger both themselves and other motorists and pedestrians who are sharing the streets and sidewalks with them.

Bicyclists Are Subject to the Same Rules as Motorists

 BBicycle Accident Attorneyicyclists are subject to the same rules and laws as other motorists.  This means that you cannot create your own rules and you need to integrate yourself with traffic as best as you can when riding a bike. The better you adhere to the rules of the road, the less likely that you will be involved in an Orange Country bicycle accident.

 

Never Ride Against Traffic

One of the most important rules you need to follow as a bicyclist is riding on the right side of the street. Just as a car or a truck would never ride on the wrong side of the street, neither should a bicyclist.

There are many reasons why riding on the wrong side of the street is dangerous:

  • Motorists pulling out of driveways or merging onto the street are generally not in the position to easily spot a bicyclist coming in the opposite direction.
  • If you are involved in an accident, the impact can be more dangerous and even deadlier then if you were going in the same direction and involved in an accident.
  • If you are involved in an accident while riding your bike on the wrong side of the street, both you and the motorist will have less time to react, as going towards each other will make the situation particularly confusing for both you and the other driver.

Call an Experienced Orange County Bicycle Accident Attorney

If you or a loved one was involved in a bicycle accident and suffered serious personal injuries, you may be entitled to monetary compensation.  At the Law Offices of Samer Habbas, our experienced Orange County bicycle accident attorneys have successfully handled numerous bicycle accident cases. We are dedicated to getting our clients the compensation they deserve for the injuries they have suffered.

Call 1-888-848-5084 to schedule a complimentary consultation with attorney Samer Habbas today.

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Samer Habbas is a California attorney with over 18 years of experience in personal injury law. Throughout his career, he has successfully recovered over $300 million for his clients, solidifying his reputation as a leading advocate in the field.

Samer swiftly gained recognition for his adept negotiation skills and unwavering dedication to his clients. His practice spans a wide range of personal injury cases, including car accidents, dog bites, funeral home abuse, premises liability, and wrongful death.

Samer is known for his compassionate approach and commitment to securing favorable outcomes for his clients. His expertise has earned him the trust and respect of both his clients and his peers within the legal community. He is also deeply invested in giving back to his community. He actively participates in pro bono work and volunteers his time to various charitable organizations. Samer is a champion for those who have been wronged, leveraging his extensive experience and expertise to make a meaningful difference in the lives of his clients and his community.