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Bicycle Accident | Statistics
According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, in 2013, 743 cyclists were killed and 48,000 were injured in motor vehicle traffic related accidents. California state also experienced the highest number of cyclist fatalities in 2013. The number of fatalities has increased by 1% in comparison to 2012. Most accidents occur in urban areas, non-intersections, and between the hours of 3 p.m. to 11:59 p.m.
Bicycle Accident | Incident
Common causes of bicycle accidents include:
- Vehicles tat intersection;
- Texting and driving;
- Doored on the driver’s or passenger’s side;
- Side-swiped by a passing vehicle; and
- Rear-ended by a passing vehicle
Bicycle Accident | Liability
Fault will have to be determined in order to award damages. The police report may be utilized to determine fault, or the motorists may accept fault for the accident. It is usually litigated throughout the matter. In addition to the motorist, if you acted in a negligent manner, you may be held proportionately responsible for the accident as well.
Bicycle Accident | Injury
Bicycle accidents can result in serious bodily injury. This is in large part due to the fact that any collision with a vehicle likely results in broken bones, head trauma, bodily disfigurement, or death.
Bicycle Accident | Road Safety
As a cyclist, you should exercise bicycle safety at all times. Make sure you were a properly fitted helmet at all times. Wearing a helmet will help prevent head injury resulting from a bicycle crash. Obey all traffic signs, signals, and lane markings. Most importantly, make sure you wear clothing that helps to increase your visibility. Fluorescent or brightly colored clothing should be worn during the day, dawn, and dusk. If you enjoy riding at night, use a front light and a red reflector or a flashing rear light. This will greatly enhance your visibility.
Ordaz Law, APC | Bicycle Accident
Juan J. Ordaz Jr. provides candid, hardworking and personal legal representation to individuals seeking a bicycle accident lawyer in San Diego County. We believe that it is a necessity to represent people who have sustained traumatic and debilitating injuries, and suffered ultimate losses.
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Blog: Bicycle Accidents
Sources and Useful Links:
California Department of Motor Vehicles – DMV Handbook
California Department of Motor Vehicles – California Driver Handbook
California Bicycle Coalition