Legal Protection After A Bicycle Accident
Biking is a great source of transportation and exercise but bikers also face many dangers on the road. Sharing space with larger, faster vehicles can lead to tragic and fatal accidents. In an accident, bikers can still hold fault but they also have the same rights to file a personal injury claim. If you were involved in a bike accident, we will work for the best possible outcome for your situation.
How To Protect Yourself From Fault
Bikers are not free from the rules of the road. In fact, California has many bike laws in place that you must follow. If you are in violation of any of these laws when you are hit, you may legally be found to be at fault for the accident.
Always use a bike lane (if possible) or ride as far to the right of the road as you are able. Do not leave the bike lane unless you need to make a left turn, pass another biker or avoid debris. Always ride in the same direction as other vehicles.
At night, you are required to use a white headlight on the front of your bike or helmet. You also must equip your bike with reflectors on the back, pedals and somewhere visible from the side of the bike.
Ask A Lawyer About Your Case
At the Advocate Law Firm Professional Law Corporation, we will seek the full compensation you need to recover. Our attorney, Kenneth Satin, has represented more than 40,000 injured clients.
From our office in Irvine, we help clients throughout Southern California.