Fountain Valley Bicycle Accident Attorneys
Fountain Valley is a residential area in Orange County with a population of over 55,000. Whether it's teenagers riding to Fountain Valley or Valley Vista High School or people commuting to work, there are many bicyclists who ride on Fountain Valley streets and with that, many bicycle accidents as well.
Our Fountain Valley personal injury attorneys have seen injury sustained via a bike accident time and time again. The worst part about these cases are that it is rarely the fault of the bicyclist and too often the at-fault party want to avoid compensating the victim all together.
These types of accidents can leave the victim struggling to recover with blistering pain that often prevents victims from going to work. Bicycle accidents can turn your life upside down, however, during your darkest times, we are here to help.
If you have been injured in a Fountain Valley bicycle accident, call us now at 949-203-3814 for your free case review. We will inform you of your legal rights and fight for you if your case qualifies for compensation.
With over 35 years of serving Orange County with a 96% success rate and a no win, no fee guarantee, you couldn't put your trust in better hands.
Fountain Valley Bicycle Accident Statistics
Unfortunately, there are a number of bicycle car accidents that occur in Fountain Valley each year. According to California Highway Patrol's Statewide Integrated Traffic Records System (SWITRS), there were no fatalities but 27 injuries reported in Fountain Valley bicycle accidents in the past year. Throughout Orange County, three fatalities and 1,187 injuries were reported as a result of bike crashes as well.
Forms of Driver Negligence
Drivers who leave the scene of the crash not only violate the law, but put the injured victim in danger of suffering additional injuries. Drivers who flee the scene of an injury accident can be held both criminally and civilly liable. Other forms of driver negligence that can result in a civil lawsuit include:
- Speeding: Motorists who are speeding have a greater chance of causing a serious injury to a bicyclist in the event of a collision. Excessive speed also limits the amount of time that car driver will have to avoid a collision with a bicyclist.
- Driving Under the Influence: Motorists whose ability to drive is impaired are more likely to strike and injure a bike rider.
- Failing to Yield the Right of Way: Bicyclists have the same rights and responsibilities as drivers of other vehicles, under California Vehicle Code Section 21200. Yet, many drivers fail to yield to bike riders at intersections. Drivers who enter traffic without looking or change lanes without yielding to a bicyclist can be held accountable for their negligence.
- Distracted Driving: Drivers who take their eyes of the road, their hands off the wheel or their mind off the roadway are distracted and dangerous. It is common for distracted drivers to drift into bicyclists. It is also common for distracted drivers to run through stop signs, to fail to notice a bike rider crossing the street or to rear-end a bike rider that is legally in a lane of traffic.
Compensation for Injured Victims
Anytime there is a collision between a bicycle and a car, there is the potential for serious injuries to occur. A rider only needs to strike his or her head against the car to sustain a traumatic brain injury. Even a properly fitted helmet cannot prevent a traumatic brain injury in the case of a violent or high-speed collision. The resulting losses from these types of collisions can be significant.
Orange County Attorneys You Can Trust
The experienced lawyers at Bisnar Chase have a long and successful track record of helping injured victims and their families recover fair compensation for their losses. We have also helped catastrophically injured bicycle accident victims obtain significant compensation.
If you have been injured in a bicycle accident, we urge you not go fighting for compensation alone. With our 35 years serving Orange County, a no win, no fee guarantee and a 96% success rate with our past clients, you have nothing to lose and so much to gain when you choose Bisnar Chase Fountain Valley bicycle accident lawyers to represent you.
Call us now at 949-203-3814 to set up your free consultation.