Bicycle Accidents – Building a Strong Claim
Cycling has become an ever increasing and popular past time. With the growth of bicycling, California may be the most dangerous state in the country for cycling. In 2018 alone there were 155 people killed due to bicycle accidents, and 11,116 cyclists injured.
There are many bike-share programs which are common in many cities. When cars and bicycles share the road, the opportunity for an accident, especially by a distracted driver, is exponentially increased; and unfortunately, distracted driving has been on the rise ever since the advent of cellphones and texting. Let’s face it, it is hard to see a cyclist when you’re looking at your phone!
Bicyclists are prone to serious and life-threatening injuries including spinal cord injuries, traumatic brain injuries, internal injuries, as well as lacerations and road rash. With little protection other than your helmet, it is important to wear your helmet and be as visible as possible.
As a cyclist himself, Dr. Sawyer has experienced first-hand what injuries you can sustain in a bike accident. If you have been injured while riding your bike, you need an attorney who will help protect your rights, and advocate on your behalf against insurance companies.
Contact the Law Offices of Dr. Russell W. Sawyer for a free consultation. We can be reached by email or by phone at (707) 888-1118.
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