The family of a young man thousands of miles away is reeling from his senseless loss in the Golden State. A tragic bike accident took the life of a young man who lived and worked in California the last few years. The man whose life was lost was only 26 years old.
Bike accidents are a frequent occurrence, but that does not mean a bike accident is the fault of the bicyclist. In fact, many bicycle accident injuries are the result of negligence on the part of a vehicle driver. California bicyclists who are impacted by an accident can find help and protect their rights to ensure fair treatment and a fair settlement if those injuries have had an economic impact on them.
A double-decker bus crash caused chaos on the streets, and an investigation into the crash has just been wrapped up. The bus crash, which led to bus passenger, vehicle passenger, pedestrian and bike accident injuries, appears to have been caused by speed on the California streets. In all, the bus hit 12 other vehicles and left 19 people with varying degrees of injuries.
When a bike accident does happen, a bicyclist may benefit by gaining an understanding of his or her rights. One important question is what kind of compensation will ensure that injuries are handled properly. In California, there are several very common situations that can lead to a bike accident and may be grounds for personal injury case in a civil court. If fault on the part of the driver of a motor vehicle can be established, that bicyclist may be able to garner monetary compensation in a civil court.
While there are certainly many different circumstances that can cause a fatal car accident, many people, especially the family of the person who died, often think the car accident could have been avoided. There are often particular issues, such as distracted driving or bad signage on the road, that play a role in the unfortunate incident.
Bicyclists who participate in organized races or group rides may benefit from the camaraderie of cycling with fellow enthusiasts. But it may be misguided for cyclists to assume that because the ride is organized, that riders are therefore safe from the risk of an accident.
When your child heads out for a bicycle ride, he or she likely knows the drill: always make sure you’re wearing a helmet when on a bike. Not only that, but it has to be a helmet that fits properly and is worn securely.
Riding a bicycle has become an increasingly popular way to get around town in San Diego. While on a bike, you can enjoy the weather, work on a tan and travel to your destination. Despite these positive benefits, a recent study revealed that bicyclists need to make sure they are staying safe when on the road.
Across California, more and more people are choosing to ride bicycles for pleasure and to commute to work or school. As more adults start to ride, lawmakers have considered whether the safety regulations in place for bicyclists are enough to keep everyone safe on the road.
The month of May is officially National Bike Month and May 11 -15 marks the annual Bike to Work Week. Across the country and in cities like San Diego, biking is growing in popularity as people of all ages continue to discover the many benefits that biking affords.