More and more people are turning to bicycling as a major form of transportation.
However, because there is very little protection for a rider involved
in a bicycle accident, the injuries that can result are very severe. Bicyclists
are typically known for being very aware of their surroundings and the
proper safety rules to follow, and it is usually the automobile drivers
who are to blame for accidents involving bicycles.
Negligent motorists have been known to cause bike accidents by opening
a door into a cyclist's path or by failing to notice the bicyclist
before making a turn. If you have suffered injuries in a serious bike
accident, talk to a San Jose bicycle accident attorney at Habbas &
Associates to learn if you have the right to seek compensation.
Common Causes of Bike Accidents
According to a study by the US Department of Transportation, a majority
of bicycle accidents are caused because of a failure to yield the right-of-way
at an intersection by a motorist. This was followed by accidents resulting
from motorists unexpectedly turning or merging into the path of a cyclist,
and motorists overtaking bicyclists also caused a fair number of accidents
as well. In addition, some bicycle accidents are caused by defective repair,
design or manufacture of their bicycle or their components.
How a Bike Accident Lawyer Can Help
The dedicated team of personal injury attorneys at Habbas & Associates
has been protecting the rights of victims in San Jose for over 175 years.
We passionately pursue compensation for individuals and families who have
gone through needless pain and suffering. You may be suffering from head
trauma, fractures, severed limbs, road rash and other severe injuries
and we are here to help.
Contact a San Jose bike accident attorney at Habbas & Associates now
to schedule your