Cycling can be a fantastic way of getting from A to B, particularly when you live somewhere as beautiful as California. With its multiple health benefits, and easy access to miles of beaches, breathtakingly beautiful scenery, and an impressive network of bike paths threaded throughout the Golden State, it is easy to understand why thousands of residents of Anaheim, Orange County, and California as a whole, set off on two wheels every day.
The benefits of travelling around Anaheim by bicycle are not to be discounted, but it is still important to consider the hazards and risks associated with doing so on or near a busy road. Busy Californian roads enable high volumes of cars, trucks and other traffic to traverse the state daily, and the more vehicles using a road, the more likely an accident becomes. Did you know those bicycle accidents account for around 2% of all road deaths nationwide every year?
Under California law, bicycle accidents are covered by the same legal doctrines as other traffic accidents, but with one major difference – if you and your bicycle collide with a few tons of metal, you are very unlikely to escape unscathed, meaning Anaheim bicycle accidents often involve serious injuries, and the fatalities mentioned earlier.
If you have been injured in an Anaheim bicycle accident, or have lost a loved one as a result, you could be entitled to recover compensation from the responsible motorist. Our years of experience handling Anaheim bicycle accident-related cases mean an attorney from Compass Law Group, PC could be your key to securing the maximum compensation available.
According to the most recent National Highway Traffic Safety Administration statistics, California cyclists have one of the highest levels of risk nationwide. While the national average for bicycle accident fatalities is around 2%, they represent 4.1% of all California road deaths. In Anaheim, alone, there were 114 road accidents involving bicycles across 2015.
California law favors cyclist in cases like this. If you are following the law of the road at the time when the accident occurs, an experienced bicycle accident attorney from Compass Law Group, PC could help you to secure the damages and compensation you deserve.
When you work with our Anaheim attorneys, we will do our utmost to prove that the motorist was at fault. Many bicycle accident-related injuries and deaths reported by NHTSA could have been prevented by vehicle drivers paying full attention to the road and their surroundings, so the law is likely to be on your side.
Impaired reactions due to alcohol or drugs, distracted driving, and excessive speed are amongst the most common causes of collisions, and your Anaheim bicycle accident attorney can prove the motorist was at fault in each of these cases.
NHTSA statistics show that alcohol was a factor in almost half of 2015 bicycle accident injuries and fatalities. Whether the motorist responsible for colliding with your bicycle was driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs, or otherwise distracted, you can rest assured that your Anaheim bicycle accident attorney will work tirelessly to hold them accountable for their behavior, and the resulting consequences.
If you have been injured in an Anaheim bicycle accident and require excellent legal representation and guidance, schedule a free consultation by calling us on (800) 602-4010 today, to enlist our services on a contingency fee basis.
No matter who the opposing party is, they can’t outwork, outwit or outspend Compass Law Group, PC. We will do everything that is necessary to win the case, and we’re here to help victims fight back against those who injured them.
Hiring the right personal injury attorney can often make the difference between getting the maximum settlement to account for your medical care, damages and lost wages or getting short changed or even having your case dismissed completely.
Have you been injured in an accident due to the negligence of others? Contact the Los Angeles personal injury attorneys at the Compass Law Group, PC because finding direction after an accident means having a great Compass on hand.