Bicycle Accidents | Allen Flatt Ballidis & Leslie Blog
According to the California Bicycle Coalition, California is ranked as the fourth most bicycle-friendly state by the League of American Bicyclists 2022 Report. However, bicycle accidents still happen all too frequently. To prevent injuries, here are some California laws all bikers should know:
In celebration of National Bike Month, we’d like to remind all bicyclists, and those whose share the road, to remain vigilant in your personal safety. In recent years, Orange County has seen an increase in the number of fatal and injury accidents involving cyclists. With nothing but a helmet protecting riders from other motorists on the road, the likelihood of a bicyclist suffering a serious injury in a collision is significant. If this happens to you or someone you know, our experienced attorneys are here to help.
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E-bike accidents continue to rise in all cities throughout Orange County, according to current hospital records. Excessive speed and unsafe riding are the primary causes of these accidents. Minors are riding e-bikes without knowing the rules of the road. Here are some basic reminders to keep you safe:
🚲 Ride your e-bike in the same direction as traffic
🚲 Wear a helmet
🚲 Passengers must be in a designated seat, do not share seats
🚲 Watch your speed, e-bikes go much faster than regular bikes and can cause significant injuries
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At Allen Flatt Ballidis & Leslie, a personal injury law firm in Newport Beach, CA, we recently represented a client who was injured in a motor vehicle accident and sustained an injury to his back. Our client was an avid cyclist, who regularly enjoyed hiking and other outdoor activities, but he was unable to work for an extended period and had many months of medical care. Unfortunately, he did not make a full recovery from his back injury, and he claimed he was unable to participate in previous and normal outdoor activities.
This client’s case did not settle outside the courts, so our experienced attorneys filed a lawsuit against the adverse party. During litigation the defense counsel, on behalf of the insurance company, did a thorough investigation of our client.
In recent years, Orange County has experienced a boom in electric bikes, or E-bikes, with local companies and large corporations bringing this trendy form of transportation to Southern California’s coast. And it makes perfect sense. E-bikes can get you to your destination faster, offering low-cost, energy-efficient, emissions-free transportation with benefits for your body and your health. But are they safe?
When you are out biking on the wide-open roads of Orange County, a major hazard that you must look out for is suddenly-opening car doors.
Emulating Denver, Long Beach, and other bicycle-friendly cities, San Clemente is developing a Bicycle and Pedestrian Master Plan to improve conditions for those utilizing streets and sidewalks for walking and cycling, reported the Orange County Register. Officials from the city rode along for a tour of the measures Long Beach has implemented in recent years to make cycling safer and more convenient, such as allocating one of the three lanes on a street for riding, adding more bike lanes, racks, and corals, and creating bike-share programs for city employees.
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