Max Tehrani Accident: 19-Year-Old Bicyclist Critically Injured In Car Accident On Browning Street By Hilltop Drive
REDDING, CALIFORNIA (November 29, 2018) A 19-year-old man identified as Max Tehrani has suffered major injuries after being involved in a car accident in Redding by Hilltop Drive and Browning Street.
Redding police are saying that the victim was rear-ended while on his mountain bike by a woman around 6:35 a.m. There was heavy rain during the time of the accident.
Max Tehrani was thrown off his bicycle and suffered major head trauma. Police do not believe that the driver was under the influence of drugs or alcohol at the time of the accident.
An investigation into the bicycle accident remains ongoing at this time.
Injuries From Bicycle Accidents
Bicycles represent an important form of exercise and transportation for millions of Americans across the United States. They also account for a disproportionate number of serious injury and fatal car accidents every year. Bicyclists that get hit by cars can be left with a variety of injuries. These may include:
Soft tissue injuries
Traumatic brain injuries
Victims of bicycle accidents are far more likely to face high medical bills and serious injuries than drivers protected by cars. After an accident it’s important to seek treatment and witnesses who may have seen what happened. A bicycle accident attorney will usually be able to get victims compensation for their injuries in order to help out with medical bills, lost wages and pain and suffering.
Liability In Bicycle Accidents
Drivers have a common law responsibility to drive their vehicles in a reasonably safe manner and to take steps to avoid accidents. This means driving according to the prevailing conditions of the road. Driving the speed limit during a rainstorm, for example, can be reckless. Rain can cause a vehicle to hydroplane and hit another vehicle or cyclist. When a car rear-ends another vehicle or cyclist that is fairly strong evidence that the driver was moving too fast or following too closely. There is a defacto presumption of negligence when a driver rear ends another vehicle.
Getting Help From A Bicycle Accident Attorney
We at West Coast Trial Lawyers extend our thoughts and prayers to Max Tehrani as he continues to recover. What happened is deeply unfortunate. It’s important that drivers slow down and keep a watchful eye out for cyclists. We all share the road together and need to make sure that we’re being safe while driving.
If you or someone that you love has been injured in a bicycle accident in Redding you may have legal recourse. Our team of highly experienced personal injury lawyers can investigate your case and take steps to get you the maximum compensation possible. Our managing partners Neama Rahmani and Allen Patatanyan will fight hard to get you the justice that you deserve. Whether you just have questions about your rights or are looking to hire an attorney we are here for you. You can reach us anytime at (888) 888-9285.
Jim Schultz. UPDATE: Bicyclist seriously hurt in Hilltop Drive crash. November 28, 2018.
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