The number of bicycle accidents in the United States is quite significant, according to sources such as the Pedestrian and Bicycle Information Center and the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. Tens of thousands of people suffer severe injuries and death in bicycle accidents each year. They happen for some avoidable reasons. You may be eligible to receive monetary reimbursement if you have suffered an injury on a bicycle for all of the expenses you accrued. A bicycle accident injury attorney can help you see clearly and realize what you deserve for your anguish. You can schedule an appointment for a free consultation even if you do not believe you can win. You may just be pleasantly surprised.
Why Bicycle Accidents Occur in California
A large number of accidents occur because of carelessness. Drivers do not watch out for the bicyclist on the road. Narrow bicycling lanes sometimes play a part in the dangers for the bicyclist, but mostly inattentive drivers cause the accidents. Some incidents occur because bicyclists try to listen to music and do other things while they are riding. What ends up happening is that they run into parked cars. In some rare instances, manufacturer defects cause bicycling accidents in California. Chain spoke, and pedal issues can be the culprits in such cases.
What Constitutes Neglect in an Accident
Neglect occurs in any accident when a person fails to look out for another person’s best interests. Neglect can happen when a party does something that causes harm to the other person, as well. An example of a negligent act that can cause a bicycle accident is drinking and driving. Speeding can cause an accident by not allowing the vehicle driver enough time to stop before a collision.