In California, there are many places where you can get your bike out and enjoy a leisurely ride with excellent scenery. Unfortunately, Haberkorn & Associates also understands that because of certain factors, you can be putting yourself at risk any time you go out on your bike.
Bicycle accidents are actually more common than people might think, and you're especially at risk if you live in an area with dense population like we do here in California. The combination of street traffic, pedestrians, and bicyclists together can make for a chaotic scene. As you know, the more hectic a place is, the more likely it is for people to become distracted or flustered. This combination is ripe for drivers making mistakes.
Another unfortunate thing to consider is that in the battle between bike and car, the person on the bike will almost always come away with worse injuries. This means that sharing the road is a much higher stakes thing for you than it is for other motorists, who have at least a little more protection. Being on your guard isn't always enough to protect you, either.
If you have been injured while on a bike due to the negligent or malicious actions of other drivers or people you share the road with, you may wish to read up on more information about making injury claims. You can also take a look at our web page here for more information. Finally, consider speaking with an experienced attorney before you take any legal action.