According to 2014 by the Governors Highway Safety Association (GHSA), if you are going to be killed by a car while riding a bicycle, you are probably a male Californian over the age of 20. If you’ve been injured in a biking collision, Carlsbad bicycle accident lawyer Zev Rubinstein can help determine the strength of your case and advise you on your best strategy to move forward toward obtaining the justice you deserve.
One of the leading causes of bicycle accidents is auto-driver negligence. Even if you adhere dutifully to local traffic laws, a motorist may fail to allow you adequate space or ignore your presence altogether. Some of the most common ways motorists endanger the safety of bicyclists include:
- Driving while intoxicated
- Rolling through a stop sign or red light
- Driving while distracted
- Driving too fast
- Failing to yield the right of way
Bicycle accidents often leave injury victims severely injured, more so than with typical car-on-car collisions. When struck by an automobile, bicyclists can suffer serious neck, back and brain injuries. It’s crucial to work with an experienced attorney who understands bicycle accident law and the significant impact that accident-related injuries can inflict on your personal, professional and financial life.
If you’ve been in a Carlsbad bicycle accident and would like to discuss your case with an experienced lawyer, contact Zev Rubinstein today online or at (855) 365-9955 for a consultation. The Rubinstein Law Group proudly fights for the rights of accident victims from Oceanside, San Marcos and Escondido, California.