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Bicycle Accident

Bicycle Accident LAWSUITS

Bicycling, both as a method of transportation and as a hobby, has become increasingly popular. Unfortunately, many auto vehicle drivers are distracted and don’t understand the laws regarding the rights of bike riders in oftentimes congested streets. For a free bicycle accident case evaluation, contact PARRIS attorneys 24/7.

BICYCLE ACCIDENT

Bicycling, both as a method of transportation and as a hobby, has become increasingly popular. Despite the growth in the number of cyclists on the road, many cities have not developed the infrastructure to safely accommodate bicyclists in streets. Additionally, many bicycle riders face the challenge of auto vehicle drivers who are distracted and don’t understand the laws regarding the rights of bike riders in oftentimes congested streets.

HOW PARRIS LAWYERS WILL HELP YOU

Our attorneys at PARRIS have over 30 years of experience litigating cases that are governed by the California Vehicle Code. We know the law. We are there every step of the way to fight the insurance companies for you, assist with medical billing and treatment, investigate the facts using police reports and investigators, negotiate a settlement, and if necessary, go to trial. We believe in bicyclists’ rights and are dedicated to advocating for injured cyclists so they can begin to restore their lives after a life-changing accident.

BICYCLE LAWS IN CALIFORNIA

Bicyclists in California are governed by the California Vehicle Code, which means that bicyclists must follow the same laws as cars and other motor vehicles around them, obeying the same traffic signals and signs. It also means that bicycle riders have the same legal standing as drivers of automobiles to file lawsuits to seek recovery for injuries sustained as a result of the negligence of others.

Some additional laws that bicyclists must comply with require that riders under 18 wear a helmet, that bicycles are properly fitted for the height of the rider and in certain working condition, and that bicycles operated in darkness have additional specific safety accessories such as lamps and reflectors, among other laws.

The City of Los Angeles has also enacted additional protections for bicyclists by passing the Bicyclist Anti-Harassment Ordinance, which prohibits others from threatening, assaulting, or intentionally distracting bicyclists, and provides additional damages for such violations. Other cities have implemented such ordinances as well.

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