Santa Ana, California, Child Bicycle Accident Injury Lawyers
Compensation for Child Bike Injury Victims
Children ride their bicycles to and from school, to their friends' houses, everywhere. Despite the fact that they are a common sight on the streets of Santa Ana and throughout California, drivers of motor vehicles who cause accidents frequently claim that they didn't see the victim. At Aitken * Aitken * Cohn, our Orange County bicyclist accident lawyers know that these accidents are caused by negligence, and we hold drivers accountable for the harm their negligence causes.
If your child was injured in a bicycle accident, do not hesitate to call a Santa Ana child bicycle accident attorney to schedule your free initial consultation. We can be reached locally at 714-881-0592 or toll free at (866) 434-1424. You can also contact us online.
We obtained the following national statistics from Safe Kids USA:
- Approximately 99 children are killed and 254,000 children are injured on bikes each year.
- Nearly 630 children are injured each day due to bicycle-related crashes.
- Of the children injured in 2009 while riding bikes, 11.9 percent were under age 4 and 36.7 percent were 5-9 years of age.
- Approximately 50 percent of U.S. children between 5 and 14 years old own a helmet. Only 25 percent report always wearing their helmets while riding a bike.
Our San Diego County Child Injury Lawyers Understand the Challenges in Child Bicycle Accident Cases
When a driver of a motor vehicle hits a child on a bicycle, the excuse is always the same: They didn't see the bike rider. In fact, this excuse comes up in cases involving adults as well. However, in cases involving children, there is often additional blame passed onto the victim. The driver will say that the child, an inexperienced bike rider in most cases, was not riding properly. In some cases, they are right, but that doesn't mean that there isn't a case.
Even if a child is partially responsible for the bicycle accident, we can still take action against the negligent driver. The driver does have a responsibility to be aware of surroundings and prevent accidents like these. In many cases, we find that the driver was given additional warnings, such as school zone signs, that should have put him or her on alert to watch for children on bicycles. No matter how challenging a case may seem, our goal remains the same: to get compensation for the victim.
Experience to Overcome all Challenges
At Aitken * Aitken * Cohn, our attorneys have been representing accident victims for more than three decades. These are the types of cases we focus on. Our experience and our focus have given us the ability to overcome all challenges that may arise in a child bicycle accident claim.
Child Struck by Car Near a Playground or School? Contact Our Santa Ana Attorneys to Discuss a Potential Lawsuit.
Our lawyers welcome the privilege of consulting with you about your child's bicycle 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. To schedule your free initial consultation, call us locally at 714-881-0592 or toll free at (866) 434-1424. You can also contact us online.