Many people use bicycles as their mode of transportation. Many people choose
to ride bicycles instead of passenger cars, for health or environmental
reasons. However, with more and more bikes on the road, the risk of being
involved in a Northern California bicycle accident increases as well.
There are still many motorists who don’t safely share the road like
they are supposed to and can cause serious injury and even death to bicyclists.
There are a few common causes of
bike crashes in Santa Cruz including:
- City roads and construction areas, such as potholes, cracks in the road,
debris, and other obstructions.
- Defective parts or bike components; manufacturers and retailers who produce
and sell bicycles and bicycle parts that have a safety defect and results
in a Northern California bike crash can be held legally responsible for
- Negligent drivers, such as driving distracted, driving while under the
influence of alcohol or drugs, and not obeying traffic laws can cause
life altering injuries to bike riders.
- Negligent repair shops, which can cause a bicyclist serious injury if a
bicycle was not repaired correctly or was repaired using a defective part.
Bicyclists can help reduce bike accidents by using proper safety gear,
ensuring that their bicycle is in proper working order, and adhere to
all traffic laws. However, even the safest rider can suffer a serious
or even fatal injury due to someone else’s negligence.
If you or a loved one has been injured in a bicycle accident in Northern
California and you suspect another party’s negligence played a key
role in your accident, you should seek legal counsel immediately. At Van
Der Walde & Associates, our
Santa Cruz bicycle accident injury attorneys have the skill and knowledge that is needed to properly investigate the
details of your crash and construct a strong case on your behalf. You
deserve to hold all negligent entities accountable for their actions.
To learn more about how we can help, call (800) 900-0863 for a free consultation.