SANTA ANA BIKE ACCIDENT ATTORNEYS
WE FIGHT FOR INJURED CYCLISTS
With its warm weather and proximity to the beach and other attractions, Santa Ana remains a popular cycling community. According to the California Highway Patrol (CHP) accident data reviewed by Voice of OC, however, bicycle accidents have risen 40% in Orange County.
If you were struck by a motor vehicle while cycling, it’s likely that you sustained some kind of injury. When serious injuries are sustained, you have the right to seek compensation for the damages caused. At KAL Attorneys, our Santa Ana bicycle accident lawyers can help you pursue justice and monetary compensation to cover medical expenses, rehabilitation costs, lost wages, and pain and suffering.
WHAT CAUSES BICYCLE ACCIDENTS?
Any type of negligence or carelessness can cause a bicycle accident. Determining cause is an essential part of our attorneys' handling of your claim, as it will enable us to see who can be held liable, or legally responsible, for your injuries.
We can take on bicycle accident claims involving:
- Hit and run accidents
- Distracted drivers
- Public transportation accidents
- Unsafe road conditions
- Defective bike or motor vehicle parts
CALIFORNIA CYCLING LAWS
The state of California has specific laws pertaining to bicyclists. If you are a motor vehicle driver, you must pay close attention to bicyclists. As a bicyclist, though, it is important to know that while you are allowed to ride on the street, you must act as drivers, obeying traffic signs, yielding to pedestrians, and riding with traffic. You must also be sure your bike has a brake, you are wearing a helmet, and you have the proper safety precautions such as lights and reflectors.
If the motorist was to blame for the injury-causing accident, you can hold him or her accountable for their actions. As long as you follow the laws for cycling, our Santa Ana bike accident attorneys may be able to build a strong case on your behalf.
Ready for experienced counsel? Request a free consultation with KAL Attorneys by calling (714) 881-7300 today!