Lowe Lazar Law, LLP Bicycle Accidents

San Diego Bicycle Accident Lawyers

As fellow residents of San Diego County with some of the most beautiful weather in the state, Lowe Lazar Law understands your desire to hit the road, paths, and many other scenic routes on your bicycle. However, it is not always blue skies and clear roads ahead. While the dangers of sharing the road with other vehicles should not stop you from doing what you love, it is important to be aware of, and plan for, the possibility of an accident and resulting injury.

Immediate Steps After a San Diego Bicycle Accident

If you've been injured in a bicycle accident, taking prompt and decisive actions is crucial to protect your well-being and legal interests.

  1. First and foremost, seek medical attention immediately, even if your injuries seem minor. Some injuries may not manifest symptoms right away, and a medical professional can provide a thorough assessment.
  2. Next, gather essential information at the accident scene. Obtain the contact details of any involved parties, including witnesses, and document the scene by taking photos. Note the time, date, and location of the incident, as well as any relevant details about road conditions or weather.
  3. Report the accident to local law enforcement, ensuring that an official record is created. This documentation can prove valuable when filing insurance claims or pursuing legal action.
  4. Preserve any evidence related to the accident, such as damaged clothing, the bicycle, or any personal belongings. This can serve as critical evidence in establishing liability.
  5. Consult with an experienced San Diego bicycle accident lawyer to understand your legal options. An attorney can guide you through the process of dealing with insurance companies, filing a claim, and seeking compensation for medical expenses, lost wages, and pain and suffering.

Remember to keep detailed records of all medical treatments, expenses, and communication with insurers. Being proactive and seeking legal counsel promptly can significantly enhance your chances of obtaining a fair and just resolution after a bicycle accident.

Know Your Rights: California Bicycle Laws Explained

Enter Lowe Lazar Law. Our knowledgeable team of attorneys have years of experience helping those suffering from catastrophic injuries sustained in bicycle accidents.

The California Vehicle Code provides clear guidelines for bicyclists’ conduct when taking to the roads. Bicyclists, along with motorists, are expected to strictly adhere to these laws. Familiarize yourself with the applicable provisions BEFORE heading out.

The California Bicycle Coalition is a reader-friendly option for perusing California bicycle laws and other pertinent information to make your outdoor adventure a safe one.

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration is a great resource for understanding your responsibilities as a cyclist on the road.

​Watch their informative 'Rules of the Road' video here.

How to be Prepared

While you cannot control other cyclists and motorists on the road, you can control how well you personally prepare for your ride and take steps to decrease the risk of a crash. Simple measures such as ensuring that your bike is the right size for you, your bike is functioning properly, and wearing reflective, protective gear. The NHTSA offers a helpful tutorial on how to fit your helmet.

Finally, never stop learning. Visit local classes to brush up on how to navigate traffic and communicate with others on the road.

Main Types of Bicycle Accident Claims:

  • Bicycle vs. Road Defect (Design or Maintenance Problem)
  • Bicycle vs. Auto
  • Cycling Product malfunction (Design or Manufacturing Problem)

What Next?

Contact an attorney immediately. At this point, the worst has happened.  You have been in a crash or collision and are severely injured.  But you can rest easy because Lowe Lazar Law’s focus is on you, your accident, and getting you the maximum possible recovery to compensate you for your suffering.  Meanwhile, your focus is solely on you and your recovery.  We feel it should stay that way.

What Will Lowe Lazar Law Do?

Lowe Lazar Law will take over all communications with the other side’s insurance company. In fact, we advise our clients and potential clients not to speak with a third-party insurer prior to retaining an attorney. Once engaged, Lowe Lazar Law will conduct thorough investigation and obtain all documents necessary to pursue your claim such as Traffic Collision Reports and medical records. We walk with our clients every step of the way, explaining and providing sound legal advice at each turn.

We are here to help. Call us today at (619) 815-8156 or contact us online.

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