Don’t Wait To Contact An Attorney After A Bicycle Accident
Riding a bicycle is a great way to exercise, enjoy some free time or even commute to and from work. Many Southern Californians of all ages are bicycling as an alternative to driving.
But even though El Centro has added bike lanes and bike paths in recent years, bicyclists continue to face many hazards as well as hostility from drivers of cars and trucks. When collisions do occur, bicyclists — even those wearing helmets — often suffer serious injuries including broken bones, brain injuries and spinal damage.
If you or a family member has been critically injured on a bike by a negligent driver, do not hesitate to call us. The Ellis Firm, APLC, can help you fight for justice and compensation. Call our Imperial Valley office at 760-348-8246.
Common Bicycle Accident Scenarios
Most bicycle accidents are predictable and preventable. Because bicyclists are highly invested in their own safety, the driver of the car is often the cause of the accident. Here some of the most common scenarios:
- Drivers turning right into the path of a bicyclist
- Turning left without yielding to a bicyclist who is going straight
- Sideswiping and rear-ending bicyclists in traffic
- Opening a car door into the path of a bicyclist (“dooring”)
- Driving aggressively, drifting onto the shoulder and forcing cyclists off the road
- Driving inattentively or driving distracted
Building Your Case And Protecting Your Interests
It is vital to collect and preserve evidence and witness statements in cases like these. Therefore, it is in your best interests to contact an attorney as soon as reasonably possible. When you choose us to represent you, we get to work immediately on both the investigative and administrative aspects of your case (such as dealing with insurance companies).
Discuss Your Rights And Legal Options With A Lawyer For Free
From our El Centro office, The Ellis Firm, APLC, serves clients in Imperial County and throughout the Imperial Valley. To schedule your free initial consultation with one of our compassionate personal injury attorneys, call us at 760-348-8246 or fill out our online contact form.