Formidable Bicycle Accidents Attorney Securing Compensation for San Jose & Salinas Personal Injury Victims
Riding your bike is a great way to not only get around but also enjoy your surroundings and get some exercise. The one downside, however, is that you are more vulnerable to injury from people driving cars, motorcycles and trucks. If you’ve been hurt while riding your bicycle, we’ll help you hold the responsible parties accountable and get the compensation you deserve.
You Have the Right to “Take the Lane”
California bicycle law states that, if you are moving as fast as traffic, you may ride your bike wherever you want on the road. Furthermore, if you are not moving as fast as traffic, you still have the right to “take the lane,” or take precedence of the space over other drivers behind you. This law exists to ensure bicyclists don’t get overrun by cars and trucks. Though you are required to stay as right as possible and use a bike lane when available, you should never have to yield your safety because of a larger vehicle.
Helping You Recover from Injury
If you’ve recently been injured because of someone else’s negligence while riding your bike, you have the right to be properly compensated for any medical care you require. This includes accidents involving cars and commercial vehicles, or poorly maintained streets, bike lanes and sidewalks that are supposed to be safe for use. The skilled and compassionate attorneys at Accident Recovery Legal Center have more than 100 years’ combined experience helping California bicycle accidents victims get the compensation they deserve for healthcare, loss of wages, diminished income earning potential and pain and suffering.