En EspaƱol

Westminster Bicycle Accident Lawyers

Contacting an Experienced Bicycle Accident Lawyer Attorney

Free Case Review

Call now for your FREE, no obligation consultation
with a Westminster bicycle accident lawyer.
949-203-3814

For more than 30 years, the knowledgeable Westminster bicycle accident lawyers at our law firm have helped injured victims and their families receive fair and full compensation for their losses.

We fight hard for the rights of our clients and ensure that they are justly compensated. If you or a loved one has been injured in a Westminster bicycle accident, please call us for a free and comprehensive consultation.

call now for free help

Bicycle accidents are common on Westminster's busy roadways and they often result in serious injuries for bicyclists. According to recent statistics by the California Highway Patrol's Statewide Integrated Traffic Records System (SWITRS), one person was killed and 46 were injured in Westminster bicycle accidents.

Throughout Orange County, 12 fatalities and 1,199 injuries were reported as a result of bicycle accidents during that same year. When bicyclists are injured as the result of someone else's negligence, they may be able to seek compensation for their injuries and losses.

Bicycle Accident Causes

There are many different causes of bicycle accidents. Some occur directly due to the carelessness of other motorists. Car drivers commonly fail to yield the right of way to bicyclists when entering traffic or while making a turn. Other drivers put bicyclists in danger by making unsafe lane changes, by exceeding the speed limit and by driving while under the influence.

Bicyclists are also in danger of hazardous roadway conditions such as large potholes, uneven surfaces and slick roadway conditions. Defective bicycle parts and poorly assembled bikes can result in devastating injuries as well. Under California law, bicyclists have the same rights and responsibilities as other motorists.

Injuries Suffered in Westminster Bicycle Accidents

Bicyclists are extremely vulnerable because they have very little in terms of protection. Even bicycle riders who are wearing helmets can suffer life-changing head injuries when they strike a vehicle or the roadway. Victims of bicycle accidents often suffer multiple bone fractures and serious lacerations. Others may suffer debilitating neck and back injuries. In the most severe accidents, bicyclists may even sustain trauma to their spinal cord resulting in permanent disabilities.

Liability for Bicycle Accidents

In order to pursue financial compensation for losses suffered in a Westminster bicycle accident, the injured cyclist will have to prove who was responsible for the incident. In most cases, this involves proving that a car driver was negligent at the time of the incident. Forms of driver negligence include driving while distracted, fatigued and while under the influence.

Car drivers are not always the only potentially liable party for a bicycle accident. In some cases the bicycle manufacturer may be liable for the injuries suffered. Was a recent recall issued on the bicycle? Did a defective bicycle part cause the injury accident? If so, the bicycle manufacturer or the maker of the defective part can be held liable.

When a bicycle accident occurs as the result of a dangerous or defective roadway, the governmental agency in charge of maintaining that roadway can be held liable. Under California Government Code Section 911.2, any personal injury or wrongful death claim against a governmental agency must be filed within 180 days of the incident.

Compensation for Bicycle Accident Victims

Injured bicycle accident victims can seek compensation from the at-fault parties for damages including but not limited to medical expenses, loss of wages, cost of hospitalization, rehabilitation and pain and suffering. Many bicycle accident victims suffer major or catastrophic injuries that require lengthy hospital stays, surgeries and costly rehabilitative treatments. Often, victims and their families end up paying out-of-pocket for these continuing treatments. Victims may also not be able to return to work for an extended period of time. Some may never be able to return to work.


Share this:

See All Ratings And Awards

The BISNAR | CHASE Difference

  • “I was in a serious auto accident when I was in law school. I had to hire a personal injury attorney and had a really bad experience.”

    John Bisnar

    on what made him want to become a personal injury attorney

  • “I went to law school knowing I wanted to be a personal injury attorney. I wanted my life’s work to have a positive impact on other people’s lives.”

    Brian Chase

    on what made him want to become a personal injury attorney

  • “Whatever the philosphy of the management is, is going to be carried through by the employees and it’s going to reflect on the experience the clients have.”

    John Bisnar

    on his philosophy on running a law firm

  • “Everybody either drives in a car or rides in a car, so when I do the auto defect cases I really feel like I’m making the world safer by making vehicles safer.”

    Brian Chase

    on why he focuses on auto defect cases

  • “The first thing we want to do with our clients is to relieve the stress. Make them feel comfortable. Treat them as an honored guest.”

    John Bisnar

    on how he would define superior client representation

  • “Corporate greed is a reality in our world and I see it time and time again. Especially, with the auto defect cases we focus on.”

    Brian Chase

    on corporate greed and how it affects the consumer

  • “You are dealing with people who are seriously injured or have lost a family member...Compassion is understanding someone else’s situation.”

    John Bisnar

    on the role compassion plays in his profession

  • “There are many, many defects in vehicles that can lead to life or death that could be fixed with a mere $40-$50 [on the assembly line].”

    Brian Chase

    on the shocking facts about the vehicles we drive

  • “...if [manufacturers] build a dangerous product and someone is seriously injured from that, some personal inury lawyer is going to call them on the carpet about it.”

    John Bisnar

    on how Bisnar | Chase has helped make the world a better place

  • “I’m convinced, because of all the lawsuits...the auto industry finally found out it was cheaper to fix the problem than to keep paying in the litigation.”

    Brian Chase

    on making the world a safer place

  • “I bring in the best employees that I can and I want them to have a workplace that is condusive to them doing their best work.”

    John Bisnar

    on the work environment created at Bisnar | Chase

  • “When you have a client come in that’s in a wheelchair...or you meet a wife who has lost their husband or they’ve lost their child, it’s diffucult not to get emotionally involved.”

    Brian Chase

    on the biggest challenges he faces as a personal injury lawyer

  • “...it is part of our civic responsibility and it is our great fortune to be in a position to be able to help support our community...”

    John Bisnar

    on the importance of giving back to the community

  • “My motivation of going to law school to have my life’s work help other people...when I see that come to fruition, I’m very pleased and very happy with that.”

    Brian Chase

    on the accomplishments he is most proud of

  • “Seeing the growth of my employees, seeing them mature professionally, personally, and grow into the great professionals they have become is tremendous.”

    John Bisnar

    on the greatest satisfaction derived from his work

  • “I was always jealous of doctors. They get to save lives and they get to heal. I don’t get to do that but I get to have a very big impact on another person’s life...”

    Brian Chase

    on the greatest satisfaction derived from his work

  • “There’s going to people that you meet, that you can mentor...You can make a difference in their lives, you can make a difference in their client’s lives.”

    John Bisnar

    on mentoring young attorneys

  • “I’m the president-elect this year and I’ll be the president next year of the Consumer Advocate Attorneys of California and I find that to be a rewarding thing...”

    Brian Chase

    on being an advocate for the people of California

  • “The Lakers have always been a winning organization, a class organization. I’ve used the Lakers as kind of a model for how to run my practice as well.”

    John Bisnar

    on his passions in life

  • “We try to figure out how we can help [our clients] get through what they’re going through emotionally. Because just getting them compensated is only part of the job.”

    Brian Chase

    on the role compassion plays in his profession

Bisnar | Chase • 1301 Dove St #120
Newport Beach, CA 92660
local: (949) 203-3814
Get Directions

California Personal Injury Blog

Toyota Recalls Lexus Cars To Fix Fuel Leaks

Toyota is recalling nearly 423,000 Lexus luxury brand cars to fix fuel leaks that can cause fires. The recall spans several years and several models.

read article

Ford Recalls Fusion Vehicles For Ignition Defects

Ford Motor Company has announced an auto defect recall for about 65,000 Fusion sedans in North America for ignition problems.

read article

California Bus Accident Kills One, Injures 30

A 33-year-old passenger was killed and at least 30 others were injured in a tour bus accident in California early morning on November 23, 2014. According to a news report in The Sacramento Bee, the

read article

Connect

Copyright & Disclaimer

Disclaimer: The legal information presented at this site should not be construed to be formal legal advice, nor the formation of an attorney-client relationship. Any results set forth here were dependent on the facts of that case and the results will differ from case to case.

Bisnar | Chase serves all of California. In addition, we represent clients in other states through our associations with local law firms. Through the local firm, we will be admitted to practice law in their state, pro hac vice, meaning "for this particular occasion." When in our client's interest, we employ the local law firm (at no additional cost to our client) to assist us with routine court appearances and discovery proceedings to more efficiently pursue our client's cause.

Copyright © 1999- Bisnar | Chase Personal Injury Attorneys, LLP - All rights reserved. Location: 1301 Dove St. #120, Newport Beach, CA 92660 Tel: 949-203-3814

SLS Consulting