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Sacramento Bicycle Accident Lawyer

Sacramento Bicycle Accident Lawyer

It’s great to get out on your bike and enjoy the beautiful weather and scenery. In fact, it’s hard to imagine a better city than Sacramento for doing just that. Further, biking is an excellent way to get around, get some exercise, and minimize your carbon footprint in the process. Bike accidents, on the other hand, are among the most dangerous traffic accidents going. If you’ve been injured in a bike accident that was caused by someone else’s negligence, an experienced Sacramento Bicycle accident lawyer can help.

Your Bike Accident

When you’re on your bike, you don’t have the protective shell that the much-larger vehicles around you have to protect yourself from the immense impact of an accident. In fact, all you have is your bike helmet. Additionally, because you are so much smaller than the other vehicles in your midst, it makes it that much more difficult for others on the road to see you. When you’re on your bike, you don’t have the size, weight, or speed that the vehicles around you do, and this leaves you especially vulnerable to dangerous accidents.

Driver Negligence

Motorists take on the immense responsibility of driving safely when they get behind the wheel, and this includes sharing the road safely with bicyclists in their midst. Unfortunately, bike accidents are often caused by driver negligence, which can come in many forms, including the following:

  • Distraction – Driver distraction is quickly becoming the scourge of our roadways. Drivers who don’t pay attention to the road ahead and to the traffic all around them endanger everyone with whom they share the road. Smartphone usage is quickly becoming the most prevalent and dangerous distraction out there. When a motorist is interacting with his or her smartphone, he or she becomes that much less likely to see bicyclists on the road. 
  • Exhaustion – Drowsy driving is a significant problem. When you’re tired, it impairs your ability to do anything at maximum capacity, and this includes driving safely. Drowsy drivers have no business getting behind the wheel.
  • Impairment – Every motorist knows that getting behind the wheel while impaired by alcohol or drugs is a phenomenally bad idea, but some drivers, nevertheless, continue to do so. Impaired drivers are among the most dangerous drivers on our roadways. 
  • Aggression – Aggressive drivers are out there, and you likely know such a driver when you encounter one. Aggressive drivers tend to engage in multiple dangerous driving practices at one time, such as tailgating, changing lanes erratically, passing illegally, and honking incessantly. The hallmark of aggressive driving, however, is speeding excessively, which is closely associated with deadly accidents. 

Don’t Delay Contacting an Experienced Sacramento Bicycle Accident Lawyer

If a negligent motorist leaves you injured in a bike accident, the experienced Sacramento bicycle accident lawyers at the Law Offices of Scott Righthand have extensive experience helping clients just like you successfully resolve their cases and obtain the compensation to which they are entitled. We care about your case, so please don’t delay contacting us to schedule your free consultation today.

Call 415-544-0115 to set up an appointment with one of our experienced lawyers to talk about your accident and potential compensation available to you. You may also email our firm.

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can be confident knowing that we truly care about what you’re facing and will do whatever it takes to
secure a successful outcome.

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