As people look for environmentally friendly forms of transportation, bicycles have become more and more popular. Bicycles are a great way to lessen our reliance on oil and make it easier to get around town avoiding auto traffic. With the increase of bicycles on the streets, it has, unfortunately, created a dangerous situation as these bicycles must travel on the same roads as cars and trucks. Now bicycle riders are even more exposed to serious bicycle accident injuries because they compete for space on the same roads as these heavy vehicles.
Bicycle riders are required to follow the same rules as trucks, cars, buses, and motorcycles. They are also urged to use bicycle lanes to help avoid possible bicycle accident injuries. It is also highly recommended that you wear a helmet to help protect yourself in the event that you are in a traffic accident. Regardless of how safe a rider tries to be, there is always a chance that they will be in a bicycle-car accident. If you have been injured in a bicycle wreck you should seek representation from an experienced bicycle accident attorney in California.
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Comparative Negligence in Bicycle Accidents
When there is a bicycle accident with another vehicle, the courts must determine who was at fault through comparative negligence. Comparative negligence is used to determine how much at fault both accident parties are. In many cases, a bicycle rider could be partially at fault if they did not follow the rules of the road, wear a helmet, or contributed to the bicycle accident in some other way.
If you are a victim of a bicycle accident and the liable insurance company is trying to place some blame on you, you should get help from a California bicycle accident attorney as soon as possible. At Torem & Associates, we can help bicycle accident victims like you get the representation that you deserve.
Bicycle Accident Insurance Coverage
Most bicycle riders are unaware that their car insurance might cover some of the accident injuries. The medical payments coverage in your auto policy might be available to use for bicycle accident injuries. Also, if by chance the driver does not have insurance on their car but you carry UM/UIM, your bicycle accident injuries might be covered by your insurance.
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If you are injured in a bicycle accident, a bicycle accident attorney can help you find out if your auto insurance policy will cover any bicycle accident injuries you might have sustained.
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