With the agreeable weather in San Diego and the number of people who are interested in physical fitness, saving money and taking part in environmentally friendly activities, bicycle riding is a popular pastime. While these and other benefits are obvious, there are also inherent dangers with taking to the road on a bicycle. Many vehicles are operated recklessly. Drivers are often under the influence or distracted. This can cause a bicycle-motor vehicle accident. After this type of car crash, it is essential for those who were injured to understand the challenges they will face and consider a legal filing.
A bicycle-car crash sent the rider to the hospital. The accident happened at just after 11:00 p.m. when the vehicle drifted into the bicycle lane. The 29-year-old male rider was heading east in the bike lane. The male driver of a 2007 Toyota Corolla, 33, was in the right turn lane and hit the bicyclist. The rider was taken to the hospital with injuries that were said to be serious. They were not viewed as life-threatening. The driver stayed at the scene and was being cooperative. The driver was not believed to have been under the influence. The investigation is ongoing.
Bicycle riders are exceedingly vulnerable to injuries and death when they are hit by a car. Often, vehicles are being operated in an irresponsible way and bicyclists bear the brunt of those decisions drivers make. In some cases, the drivers will fail to yield, not adhere to the law, and ignore the rights of bicyclists. Broken bones, spinal cord injuries, brain trauma, cuts and bruises can come about after a bicycle accident. The rider might need long-term hospitalization, have problems returning to work and need extensive care. That can place a financial, personal and emotional strain on them and their family. A lawsuit is often the only viable strategy to recover sufficient compensation.
A vehicle ran into the designated bicycle lane and crashed into a rider, injuring him and sending him to the hospital. The man’s injuries are not thought to be life-threatening, but that does not mean he will not face problems in the future. A law firm that has experience in helping people who have been injured in bicycle-car accidents should be contacted for advice on how best to move forward with a legal claim.