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San Diego Attorneys Assisting Clients Who Have Suffered Bicycle Injuries


By Prev Info - October 19, 2022

According to the U.S. Department of Transportation, nearly 700,000 bicycle accidents are reported annually, with many resulting in severe injuries or fatality. If you have been injured alongside San Diego’s roadways by a negligent driver, San Diego injury lawyers can help you receive the compensation you need to cover your medical expenses and lost wages. 


In addition, you attorney may also uncover potential product liability claims if your accident was possibly caused by a malfunctioning bicycle component. Regardless of the cause of your injuries, meeting with an attorney right away is imperative as California imposes a strict two-year statute of limitations for personal injuries.


San Diego Attorneys Assisting Clients Who Have Suffered Bicycle Injuries


Recovering from a Negligent Defendant


Within the California Vehicle Code are certain provisions applicable to bicyclists and motorists driving adjacent to bicyclists. Cyclists are required to ride on the right side of the road, unless doing so is impossible or hazardous. There are certain exceptions to the rule, of which all motorists must make accommodations to avoid colliding with cyclists engaged in (i) making a left-hand turn; (ii) passing around other bikes, animals or slower-moving vehicles; (iii) approaching a right-hand turn; or (iv) riding along a one-way street.


If you are injured by another motorist, you may be able to recover under the laws of negligence. Drivers owe a duty to all others on the road, including cyclists and pedestrians. This duty is one of reasonable caution and care under the circumstances and imparts a requirement to drive cautiously to avoid hitting bicyclists. Failure to meet this duty, resulting in an accident, will likely be sufficient for the required elements of a negligence cause of action.


Product Liability


Another theory of recovery in a bicycle accident is that of product liability. San Diego injury lawyers can explain that there are generally three ways to recover from a bicycle maker who made a defective bike: (i) breach of warranty; (ii) negligence, or; (iii) strict products liability. Each is appropriate in different scenarios and may serve as a strong argument in your bicycle personal injury case.


Contact an Experienced Attorney 


The San Diego injury lawyers are available to meet with you and discuss your options with regard to your bicycle accident. 






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