Consult An Irvine Bike Accident Attorney
Getting to work in downtown Irvine can easily become a real nightmare. With all the traffic congestion on the 405 and 5 Freeways, it’s no surprise that so many people are choosing other forms of transportation, such as bicycling to get where they need to go.
However, bicycling through the area’s public streets is more dangerous than most people know. In 2016, twelve people in the Orange County area were killed while going for a bike ride. This literally means that on average, one person was killed every month during that time period just for riding a bicycle on Orange County’s public roadways.
This is simply unacceptable. Bicyclists are entitled to the same rights on the road as every other motorist. All drivers have a duty of care to all bicyclists they are sharing the road with. This means that all drivers must be careful to look out for bicyclists and use reasonable care to avoid accidents. In essence, anytime a driver is negligent and causes a bicyclist injuries, an injured bicyclist is entitled to sue for the recovery of damages.
If you have suffered injuries as a bicyclist in the city of Irvine, you may be entitled to compensation for your medical bills, lost wages, pain and suffering, and more. Please don’t hesitate to contact us 24/7 at (949) 334-9200 or feel free to email us at [email protected] to schedule a free consultation with our experienced, caring and compassionate legal team. At West Coast Trial Lawyers we are always here to answer any questions you may have about bicycle accident claims in the city of Irvine.
Key Steps To Take After An Irvine Bicycle Accident
No one expects to be involved in a bicycle accident. However, given how dangerous it is for a bicyclist to share the road with other motorists, it is important to know exactly what you must do immediately after a bicycle accident to help preserve your rights and secure all the compensation you are entitled to.
Please follow these important steps after an Irvine bicycle accident:
- Stay Where You Are. Never leave the scene of an accident until the police arrive, especially if injuries or property loss are involved. Please make sure to check on everyone involved in the accident. If anyone appears hurt, please call for medical assistance.
- Call 911. Please ask the officers who arrive at the accident scene to complete an official report of your bicycle accident. Always make sure to communicate all your injuries, whether they seem minor or serious. Finally, request the traffic accident information card with the accident report number. This is a crucial document that will greatly strengthen your claim if it is determined that the other party was at fault for the accident.
- Exchange Contact Information. This is very important. Please make sure to collect the names, addresses, phone numbers, and drivers’ license information for everyone involved in your bicycle ac