Cyclists share the road with cars, trucks and pedestrians, as well as other cyclists. According to the Newport Beach Police Department, more than 40,000 bicyclists have been injured in traffic accidents over the past 10 years, and approximately 700-800 of those have been fatal each year.
Each bicycle accidents is different from the next, and each can include multiple parties and their insurance companies. Avrek Law Firm’s bicycle accident lawyers in Newport Beach are well-versed with these types of claims, and fight for tirelessly for victims to obtain the maximum amount of compensation for their damages.
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Causes of Newport Beach Bicycle Accidents
Despite their safety gear, cyclists are vulnerable on the road and are subjected to serious injuries in a bicycle vs. automobile accident. Common situations that can lead to a life-altering bicycle accident include:
- Failure to stop or yield the right of way
- Bike lane intrusion
- Distracted drivers
- Diminished visibility or driving
According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHSTA), California is one of the most hazardous places in the U.S. to cycle. Newport Beach, whose busy streets are filled with people biking for exercise and for transportation, is a hot spot for potential bicycle accidents.
Hire a Bicycle Accident Attorney
If you have been injured in a local bicycle accident, Avrek Law Firm’s bicycle accident attorneys in Newport Beach can help to determine if you have a valid claim and, if so, what next steps you should take. Avrek Law Firm has more than 50 years of collective experience representing victims and their rights to obtain the highest amount of compensation for any damages.
We proudly serve Newport Beach and the surrounding areas, including Costa Mesa, Huntington Beach and Irvine. To review your case details in a free case consultation, call our office or complete the online form today!