Posted on Wednesday, March 16th, 2022 at 9:30 am    

The dramatic rise in gasoline prices has even more people riding their bikes to work as well as for recreation. Bicycle accidents continue to increase and unfortunately, the state of California has the highest rate of bicycle accident fatalities with over 140 each year.

Most Common Causes of Bike Accidents

Despite many urban and suburban areas having designated bike lanes, there are still a large number of accidents that occur involving bicycles and cars. Some of the more common causes of these accidents include:

  • Dooring—opening a car door without looking and having a bicyclist crash into the door
  • Distracted driving
  • Speeding
  • Intersection accidents where drivers fail to spot bicyclists turning
  • Lane merging
  • Driving while under the influence of drugs or alcohol

Many bicycle accidents also occur in parking lots, on sidewalks, or when a car backs out of a driveway and fails to see an oncoming biker.

Serious Injuries Result from Bicycle Accidents

Even with a helmet and other proper safety equipment, a bicycle accident can leave you with serious and life-altering injuries. After all, you’re colliding with a 3,000 pound plus car or truck! Although some injuries such as road rash or minor cuts and bruises may heal quickly, other more traumatic injuries like organ damage, internal bleeding, concussions, traumatic brain injuries, and head, neck, or spine injuries can take months or even years to rehabilitate.

Bicycle Injuries on the Rise

Help is Available

If you’ve been in a bicycle accident you may be unaware of all your rights and the compensation available to you. Let our expert legal team help you. We will get all the facts surrounding your case and we’ll fight for you to get the financial award you need to support your family and pay for current and future medical bills resulting from the accident.

If you or a loved one has been involved in a car accident in Sacramento or the surrounding areas, including Folsom, Citrus Heights, or Rocklin, contact Tiemann Law Firm today to discuss your legal rights. Contact us today for a free, same-day consultation by calling: (916) 999-9000 or toll-free: (800) 712-2000.

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