Cyclists face many hazards while navigating San Diego roadways.
If you have been involved in a bicycle accident in San Diego County, you need to consult with an experienced bicycle attorney.
At the Law Offices of Bruce S. Meth, we have over 50 years of combined experience handling all kinds of bicycle accidents. There is no substitute for experience when you have been injured or are in need of help.
We know how to hold the insurance company accountable for the negligence of their insured driver. Having an experienced attorney with many years of practice in this area offers you the best opportunity to receive all of your damages including pain and suffering, emotional distress, loss of earnings, and medical bills.
Section 21200 of the California Vehicle Code provides that bicyclists have the same rights and responsibilities as drivers of motor vehicles.
Therefore, as a bicyclist, you must follow the same laws that you have to when driving a motor vehicle.
It is also important to understand that bicyclists have the right to take the lane under certain circumstances:
-When preparing for a left turn
-When avoiding road hazards
-When a lane is too narrow to share and when approaching a place where a right turn is a hazard
It is also important to note that all drivers give cyclists a three feet cushion of space when passing or driving alongside a bicyclist.
Drivers are also prohibited from obstructing a designated bike lane.
At the Law Offices of Bruce S. Meth, we will make certain that you get quality medical care so you can get back to enjoying your life as soon as possible.
Please also remember to always stay alert while riding and never talk on a cell phone while riding your bike. Also, when riding your bike, make sure you are wearing bright clothing and gear so you become more visible to all drivers. Lastly, always wear a helmet.
Call us for a free consultation at (619) 691-8942. We are happy to assist you.Bicycle Accidents