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-Posted On August 4, 2021 In Bicycle Accident-

Bicycle Laws in California 2021

California enforces a series of important laws that bicyclists must follow. These rules are designed to protect road safety, prevent serious accidents, and regulate the flow of traffic. If you are riding a bicycle on California roads, it is important to be aware of and follow these regulations carefully. California’s Helmet Law Helmets help protect cyclists from severe injury and death during a collision, reducing the risk of serious brain damage. Under California law, all cyclists under the age of 18 must wear an approved helmet while operating a bicycle. If a cyclist is over the age of 18, he…
-Posted On August 2, 2021 In Bicycle Accident-

Who Pays for Injuries in a Bicycle Accident in San Francisco?

Bicycle accidents often result in severe injuries. Because motor vehicles are significantly larger, heavier, and more protected than a person on a bike, these collisions can lead to broken bones, brain damage, spinal cord injury, and permanent disabilities. As a result, the victim can incur thousands of dollars’ worth of medical expenses.  If you are involved in a bicycle accident in San Francisco, you could secure compensation to pay for your medical expenses, rehabilitation, and other damages related to your injuries. However, your path to compensation will vary based on the circumstances surrounding your collision.   California’s Fault Insurance Laws…

Parking Lots and Intersections: Safety Tips For Reducing Bicycle Accidents

In San Francisco and all over California, in busy intersections and congested parking lots, danger seems to lurk around every corner for cyclists. Bicycle riders always need to be on the alert; particularly for distracted drivers and other motorists not maintaining a proper lookout for bikes when behind the wheel. Let’s take a look at these two particularly dangerous locations, intersections and parking lots, and see what bikers can do to try to stay safer.  From reviewing hundreds of San Francisco bicycle accident cases, I have learned that the most hazardous places for bikes are intersections. Many bicycle riders seem…

Boy Struck And Killed By Flatbed Truck In Fatal Palo Alto Bicycle Accident

A boy was struck and killed earlier this month after colliding with a flatbed truck, according to Palo Alto police. The boy and the truck were both headed east on California avenue around 7:45pm, the boy riding his bike on the sideway, when the truck made a right turn onto El Camino Real, colliding with the boy who was then crossing the road. The boy was pronounced dead at the scene. The driver of the truck, a man in his 60’s, stayed at the scene and has been cooperating with police. He was not arrested or cited, and the…

The Left Cross and The Right Hook: Dangerous Situations For Cyclists Contribute to the Most Bicycle Accidents

As a bicyclist, of course you encounter dangerous situations on the road daily. We cyclists all know that the roads are full of distracted and negligent drivers and that the urban infrastructure is often inadequate to prevent bicycle accidents, particularly in a congested place like San Francisco. That’s why it’s important as California cyclists, we stay aware of some of the most common dangers on the road, the situations that can be particularly hazardous, and how we can avoid bicycle crashes when we encounter them. Let’s look at two common dangerous situations, the “left cross” and “right hook”, and refresh…
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