We live in an area with spectacular bicycling. From the American River Parkway to the Old Donner Pass Road, there are hundreds of miles of great riding. Unfortunately, the combination of vehicles and bicycles can be risky. The number one cause of serious injuries to bicyclists is speeding and/or inattentive drivers. Bicyclists have been fatally injured by motorists on Highway 174, Foresthill Road and Auburn-Folsom Road in the past few years. Collisions between bikers and runners are also common on the American River parkway.
My firm has handled some of the most tragic of these accidents for victims’ families as well as many of the more common cases involving fractures, concussions and broken teeth. When I worked for insurance companies, I defended scores of drivers against these kinds of claims, so I know exactly how they try to blame the bicyclist.
If you’ve been hurt riding because of somebody’s carelessness, give us a call to learn your options. Even if the accident may have been partially your fault, you may still recover.