Greater Sacramento Area Bicycle Accident Lawyers
Fighting for the Rights of Cyclists in Our Community
Cycling is an excellent form of cardiovascular exercise and is an efficient, environmentally-safe mode of transportation. Taking that into consideration, it is no wonder that America’s roads saw a 64% increase in cyclists traveling to and from work from 2000 to 2012, according to statistics from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA). With this increase in cyclists comes an increase in bicycle accidents. And those most likely to be injured in such a collision are the bicycle riders, not the motorists.
At Caraway Injury Attorneys we understand the level of devastation that can be associated with bicycle accidents. Representing the injured across the county from our Gold River offices, we fight for injured cyclists and their families to seek fair compensation for medical care, lost earnings and more.
We urge you to call our offices at (916) 655-5555 immediately to talk with a Greater Sacramento Area bicycle accident lawyer.
Sharing the Road with Negligent Motorists
According to the 2012 National Survey of Bicyclist and Pedestrian Attitudes and Behavior, a study published by the NHTSA, the majority of bicycle riders feel at risk while sharing the road with motorists. In this study, 88% of survey respondents responded “yes” when asked if they felt threatened for their personal safety at some point during their most recent ride. This response is well-founded when you consider the serious hazards a negligent motorist can pose to a cyclist.
The following are some examples of negligent behavior that may lead to a bicycle accident:
- Failing to yield to a cyclist when he or she has the right of way
- Failing to give a cyclist enough room on the side of the road while passing
- Making a right turn in a cyclist’s path
- Driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs
- Driving while distracted
- Exceeding the posted speed limit
- Driving too fast for current road or weather conditions
If you have been the victim of negligence, you have rights. Our Gold River personal injury lawyers are here to help you.
Call a Greater Sacramento Area bicycle accident attorney at (916) 655-5555 for a free consultation.