Bicycle Accidents

Many of the attorneys at Harris Personal Injury Lawyers are hobby cyclists and have personal knowledge of the dangers surrounding bicycle accident injuries. Our law firm sponsors local cycling clubs and we strive to be active members of the bike community. Bicyclists have a legal right to the road and we fight aggressively to protect cyclists against aggressive drivers and their auto insurance companies. Our bicycle accident injury lawyers have the knowledge and experience to bring your bike accident injury cases to a successful resolution.

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) reports that over 50,000 cyclists are injured in motor vehicle traffic crashes each year. This number is only a fraction of the real statistic because most bicycle accidents are never reported. According to California law, bicyclists have the same rights and responsibilities as motorists. Although both bicyclists and drivers have the same duties on the road, bicyclists must take extra precautions while riding. Due to the difference in size and protection, cyclists usually suffer the most in a collision. Even with a helmet and protective clothing, you are no match for a car or truck. Common injuries include head trauma, fractures, spinal injuries, serious abrasions and severe road rash. The injuries may result in costly medical expenses, long-term health problems and may affect the cyclist’s ability to earn a living now and in the future.

If you are in an accident, you must first seek medical attention. After receiving treatment, it is important to preserve evidence by taking photos of our injuries and damaged to your bicycle. The attorneys at Harris Personal Injury Lawyers have extensive experience in handling bicycle accident cases. Contact us today for a free case consultation so we can discuss the specifics of your accident and prepare your case to receive the compensation you deserve.

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