Bike Accidents & Victims' Rights

Imagine this. You are riding a bicycle down the road en route to the beach when a vehicle turns in front of you causing you to fall. As a result of this fall you suffered a serious personal injury.

That is only one type of bicycle situation that can lead to serious injuries. Bicycle accidents can occur due to faulty bike design, a driver's carelessness, a hazard in the road or trail, a drivers negligence, or road way design to name a few ways. For this very reason, it would be in your best interest to be represented by a skilled personal injury attorney.

Take the scenario above involving a vehicle. Drivers often commit certain errors that a lawyer can identify to help put on your case. Some errors include turning directly in front of a cyclist, exiting a driveway or parking spot in front of a cyclist, failing to observe a traffic sign, stop at a red light, or at a stop sign, failing to use a signal, or driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol.

Although certain California laws exist that protect cyclist, accidents can always occur. California Vehicle Code 21750 states that a "driver of a vehicle overtaking another vehicle or bicycle… shall pass to the left at a safe distance without interfering with the safe operation of the overtaken vehicle or bicycle." Clearly there is some ambiguity there and for that reason representation by the Santa Barbara Injury Law Group would benefit you. They understand the importance of being compensated rightfully for present and future medical expenses, lost wages, pain and suffering, repairs, and permanent injury.

Regardless of whether the bicycle accident occurred due to a faulty piece of the bike or a vehicle, the Santa Barbara Injury Law Group has the necessary experience to recover what you lost due to your injury. The Santa Barbara Injury Law Group will fight for the compensation you deserve.