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Bicycle accidents can happen to anyone. In 2015, 64 bicyclists died and suffered injuries in accidents in Chula Vista. Bicycle accidents often occur because of negligent, distracted, and reckless drivers. It is up to victims to explore their rights and legal options after dealing with medical bills, missed work, property damage, and personal pain and suffering in a bike accident. Contact a personal injury lawyer if you want to hold a driver responsible for his/her actions and your injuries.
The Chula Vista bicycle accident attorneys at the Law Offices of Howard Kitay can help bicycle accident victims and their families. Our Chula Vista bicycle injury lawyers understand local bicycle laws and how to file claims against at-fault drivers. We believe in providing personalized legal services to get the best possible results for our clients. Our lawyers have years of experience in personal injury, dedication to client success, and the knowledge you need for a strong case. Contact us to discuss your bike accident case with an attorney for free. We’re available to answer questions 24/7.
The first step in obtaining financial compensation for your bicycle accident injuries is learning what the law has to say on the subject. Bicyclists have rights as vulnerable road users in Chula Vista. Bicyclists have the right to reasonably safe roadways in terms of prudent drivers, working traffic signals, hazard-free roads and bike paths, and a safe city infrastructure. Any infringement upon these rights by other parties, resulting in an accident, is negligence.
Bicyclists in Chula Vista also have several important responsibilities. Cyclists cannot, for example, ride in a direction against traffic on streets and highways. They also can’t ride on sidewalks in many downtown areas. The state of California considers bicycles vehicles. Riders must treat them as such, obeying all traffic laws and rules. Breaking a rule or riding irresponsibly could cause or contribute to a crash. If so, the California courts may reduce the bicyclist’s compensation award by his/her degree of fault for the accident.
After a bicycle accident, you have the right to pursue compensation from the at-fault party. California’s fault laws state that the driver responsible for the collision will be the one who must pay the damages. Seek recovery through the at-fault driver’s insurance company first. A lawyer can help you negotiate a better settlement than you can get on your own. Then, discuss your right to a personal injury lawsuit with a Chula Vista bicycle accident lawyer. A personal injury lawsuit may give you better results than an insurance claim alone.
The right group of Chula Vista bike accident lawyers supporting your bicycle accident claim can make a difference in your entire legal experience. The Law Offices of Howard Kitay prides itself on superior client care and services. Our client testimonials and case results in the past show proof of how committed we are to our clients. If you decide to retain us for your bicycle accident claim, you can expect:
You’ll experience genuine warmth and concern for your well-being from your very first conversation with one of our lead attorneys. Our attorneys are heavily involved in the Chula Vista community and care about their clients. We always give advice with our clients’ best interests in mind. As our client, you’ll never have to wonder about the status of your case. We’ll keep you informed and updated every step of the way as we fight for full compensation for your damages. Our motivated Chula Vista bicycle accident lawyers can get the results you want. Learn more during a free consultation.