San Diego Bicycle Accident Lawyers

From the beaches to the bay, San Diego is a beautiful place to explore on a bicycle. The warm weather provides an ideal atmosphere for bicycle enthusiasts year-round to take advantage of the beautiful weather and visit places around town. And because of cycling popularity, bicycle accidents regularly occur, often resulting in severe injuries.

Even with designated bicycle lanes, San Diego bicycle accidents often leave bicyclists severely injured or end in fatality. If you or a loved one were injured in a San Diego bicycle accident, contact The Barnes Firm today. Our experienced bicycle accident attorneys are available 24/7 to answer any questions you have about your San Diego bicycle accident.

Why do I need a San Diego Bicycle Accident Attorney?

If you or a loved one were injured in a San Diego bicycle accident, you need an attorney with experience on your side that knows how to successfully navigate a bicycle accident claim. Our team of successful bicycle accident lawyers at The Barnes Firm have been helping residents of the Greater San Diego area for decades and will work hard to get you the best result possible. When you choose The Barnes Firm, you can be assured our attorneys will:

  • Investigate the details surrounding your bicycle accident to determine negligence
  • Offer sound legal advice
  • Negotiate with the insurance company
  • Prepare your case and take it to trial, if necessary

What Causes Bicycle Accidents in San Diego?

The Three Feet for Safety Act instructs all motorists in California give bicyclists at least three feet of space when passing them on the road. This law applies to most electronic bicycles and electronic scooters as well. However, not all motorists follow this rule, which is one of the reasons bicyclists can end up severely injured after a collision. Driver negligence is irresponsible and a leading cause of bicycle accidents, along with:

  • Distracted driving, including phones, music, and navigation devices, can cause a motorist to take their eyes off the road, increasing the chances of a bicycle collision.
  • Driving Under the Influence (DUI) delays the reaction time of a motorist when driving near a bicyclist.
  • Dooring occurs when a bicyclist is struck by a motorist opening a car door that is parked on the street or stopped in traffic.
  • Left and right turn accidents occur when a motorist fails to see or acknowledge an oncoming bicyclist, in either direction, while turning.
  • Speeding increases the chances of a bicycle accident because a motorist requires more braking distance.
  • Tailgating is a leading cause of rear-end accidents and occurs when a motorist is following a bicyclist too closely.

 

Common Injuries Caused by San Diego Bicycle Accidents

During a bicycle accident, bicyclists typically hit the colliding party or the road on impact, with very little protection, which can result in injuries ranging from minor to severe. Below are the most common injuries stemming from San Diego bicycle crashes:

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Dangerous Intersections for San Diego Bicyclists

The San Diego County Bicycle Coalition developed a San Diego crash tracker to monitor and report bicycle accidents in real time. According to this data, the following intersections can be unsafe for San Diego bicyclists:

  • Carmel Valley Rd. and Via Mar Valle
  • Mango Drive and Del Mar Heights Rd.
  • La Jolla Village Dr. and Villa La Jolla Dr.
  • Miramar Way and Miramar Rd.
  • Sorrento Valley Blvd. and Sunny Mesa Road
  • University Ave & 52nd Street

If you or a loved one were involved in a bicycle accident at one of these intersections or anywhere in the San Diego, call The Barnes Firm today at (800) 800-0000 for a FREE case evaluation – it could be the best call you make.

How Long do I Have to Submit a San Diego Bicycle Accident Claim?

If you were injured in a bicycle accident in California, you have 2 years from the date of the bicycle accident, or 2 years from the date your injuries were discovered, to submit a bicycle accident claim. Our San Diego bicycle accident attorneys are experienced in bicycle accident law and can answer any questions you have regarding your accident or filing a claim. Reach out to The Barnes Firm today to find out how much your case is worth.

What Kind of Compensation can I Receive for my San Diego Bicycle Accident Claim?

The compensation you can recover from a San Diego bicycle accident depends on the severity of your injuries, combined with the details of what caused your accident. After reviewing your case, our team of experienced San Diego bicycle accident lawyers may be able to help recover damages for:

  • Medical bills and expenses
  • Lost wages and future earnings
  • Property damages
  • Pain and suffering
  • Bicycle repairs
  • And more…

After a San Diego bicycle accident, call the experienced bicycle accident attorneys at The Barnes Firm first. Our trusted attorneys are available 24/7 and will evaluate your accident for FREE.

Our San Diego Bicycle Accident Lawyers are Here to Help

If you have been injured in a bicycle accident due to someone else’s negligence, you deserve to be fairly compensated for your damages and losses. With decades of experience and having access to extensive resources as being one of America’s largest injury law firms, our San Diego bicycle accident lawyers are prepared to work to help you get the best result possible.

Call The Barnes Firm today at (800) 800-0000 if you need help – it could be the best call you make.

 

Our team of experienced car accident attorneys at The Barnes Firm proudly serve San Diego and surrounding areas: Brawley, Calexico, Calipatria, Carlsbad, Chula Vista, Coronado, Del Mar, El Cajon, El Centro, Encinitas, Escondido, Holtville, Imperial, Imperial Beach, La Mesa, Lemon Grove, Oceanside, Poway, San Marcos, Santee, Solana Beach, Spring Valley, Westmorland, and more…

San Diego Office Location

655 W. Broadway
Suite #940
San Diego, CA 92101

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