Causes of Bicycle Accidents
Forms of Negligence That Cause Bike Accidents
It is a sad fact that many of the bicycle accidents that happen in Santa Ana and throughout California could have been prevented. Many of them are the result of an individual or a business acting negligently.
Victims have the right to hold negligent parties accountable in bike injury cases, and the experienced attorneys of Aitken Aitken Cohn are here to help. With more than three decades of experience on our side, we know the steps to take to stand up for the rights of bike accident victims. Call us locally at 714-881-0592 or toll free at (866) 434-1424. You can also contact us online.
Orange County Lawyers, Handling Bicycle Accidents Caused By Negligent Drivers
When a driver gets behind the wheel, that driver needs to be willing to share the road, not only with other motor vehicles, but with bicyclists as well. That driver needs to watch for people on bicycles. Failure to do this may be the number one cause of bicycle accidents. Failure to watch can cause left turn car accidents, in which a driver takes a turn and cuts off a person on a bike. Failure to watch causes drivers to veer into bike lanes and hit bicyclists.
Many accidents even happen when a vehicle is stopped. A driver who opens a car door abruptly in front of a biker can be held responsible for the injuries caused.
Bicycle Accidents Caused By Other Factors
Bicycle defects can lead to serious accidents, and the manufacturers can be held responsible for the injuries caused. These defects can include defective brakes, defective tires and more.
Road defects can also cause accidents. Unfortunately, many problems with a road are overlooked because they are not problems to motor vehicles. However, large potholes and improperly designed gutters that would not be an issue for cars and trucks can cause serious harm to a bicyclist. Governments are responsible for maintaining roads not only so that they are safe for motor vehicles, but for bikers as well. We take action when they fail to do so.
California Left Turn Car Accident Injury Attorneys: Contact Us for a Free Consultation
Our lawyers welcome the privilege of consulting with you about your bike accident claim. We accept cases on a contingency basis. We will advance all costs necessary to successfully prosecute your case. We are only paid for our services if we get results for you. Contact us