Orange County Bicycle Accident Attorney

Harmed by a negligent driver?

Over 500,000 people receive emergency room care and 700 individuals die due to bicycle-related injuries every year in the United States. While over 10% of accidents involve a car, the majority of bicycle crashes only involve the cyclist. If you are injured in a bicycle accident and wish to pursue compensation, it is important to establish liability.

Liability in OC Bicycle Accidents

The most common type of intersection accident occurs when the cyclist has a stop sign and, after stopping, proceeds into the intersection where he or she is hit by an oncoming vehicle that did not have a stop sign. Over 9% of intersection accidents occur when a car obeys a stop sign and proceeds into the intersection where the car hits a bicyclist who did not have a stop sign. Bicyclists' failure to yield is the third most common intersection accident.

Liability in bicycle accident cases largely depends on which driver had the right-of-way. Most bicycle accidents involving cars occur at intersections, and it is important for cyclists to understand that they must follow the rules of the road as if they were a car. When two cars approach an intersection with no traffic light at the same time, the vehicle to the right has the right-of-way in most cases. The car that arrives at the stop sign first generally has the right-of-way when the cars do not arrive at the same time.

Obtain the Services of an Orange County Personal Injury Attorney

Bicycle plaintiffs lose two out of three cases, which is why it is in your best interests to seek the assistance of an Orange County personal injury attorney as soon as possible. During more than 30 years of practice, The Law Offices of Joseph M. Tosti have won over $60,000,000 in settlements and awards on behalf of clients. Call the firm today to learn more about seeking compensation for your bicycle accident injuries!

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