Category Archives: Cycling Accidents

Information about cycling accidents in and around San Diego with emphasis on bike law and bicycle safety from an experienced cyclist and bicycle crash attorney.

Who Is Responsible If a Road Hazard Caused My Bicycle Accident?

Cyclists face particular risks while biking on roadways and sidewalks. One important risk factor involves dangerous bike path conditions. Bike paths obstructed by road hazards can cause serious injury. If this has happened to you, you are likely wondering who is liable for a road hazard bicycle accident? Our avid biker and San Diego bicycle accident attorney provides the answer to this question below. What Are the Most Common Road Hazards Cyclists Face? Roadway bicycles are lightweight and have thin tires, making them relatively unstable. This is especially the case when road hazards are present. The most common of these hazards include: Potholes Potholes can appear after long-term wear on the road. This can cause the surface of the road to break, creating a crack or hole. Additionally, poorly executed or temporary fixes to cracks or holes can devolve into potholes. When a cyclist hits a pothole, he or she…
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What Are the Most Common Types of Bicycle Accidents?

There are a handful of situations that tend to cause the most bicycle accidents. Below, our San Diego bicycle accident attorney explains some of the most common types of bicycle accidents and how you can help to avoid them. Right Cross Bike Accident A right cross bike accident is the most common cause of a bicycle accident. A right cross accident occurs when a car pulls out from the right side of a street, parking lot or driveway. The car either hits the cyclist or the cyclist hits the car. You can help avoid a right cross bike accident by: Getting a headlight for your bike Riding further left in the lane Left Cross Bike Accident A left cross bike accident occurs when a car coming from the opposite direction of a cyclist turns left in front of the cyclist or into the cyclist. You can help avoid a left…
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How Should You Respond to a Hit-and-Run Bicycle Accident?

Hit and run accidents are notoriously common in San Diego. Some hit and run crashes involve pedestrians or bicyclists who die or suffer serious injuries. In the more serious cases, we hear about hit and run collisions on the news – such as the man in Guatay who was seriously injured in a hit and run bicycle crash last month. Other cases of hit and run bike crashes in San Diego involve fatalities.  If you or a loved one suffered harm in a hit and run, there are critical steps you should take immediately following the accident.  Contact the Police and Emergency Services If you suffer injuries in a bicycle collision with a hit and run driver, then your first step should be to seek medical attention and notify the authorities. Depending on what you remember about the vehicle, police may be able to apprehend and arrest the driver. You…
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