The bicyclist was struck by a car last weekend in the Newport Coast and was removed to Orange County Global Medical Center in Santa Ana. Although the bike rider’s injuries were not life threatening, they were serious in nature due to the impact with the vehicle. Any time a car and a bicyclist or pedestrian are involved in an accident, the potential for serious and life-changing injuries is present.
The human body is no match for the weight and momentum of a motor vehicle, and a bicyclist or pedestrian will usually suffer serious or fatal injuries in an accident with a car or truck. It is important to know that even though a person is lucky enough to believe they may only have a few bumps and bruises they need to immediately see a doctor. Many serious injuries which result from a bicycle accident injury can take weeks or even months to fully present symptoms.
Unfortunately in many cases a bicycle accident in Newport Beach or anywhere in Orange County could be the result of a hit and run driver. Who pays for your injuries and medical bills if you are injured by a hit and run driver while riding your bike?
If you or someone you love has been injured in a bicycle accident we invite you to review the strong recommendations of our clients and the legal industry and contact the Law Firm of Rivers Morrell or call for a free consultation at (949) 305-1400. I have helped accident victims in Newport Beach and throughout Orange County for more than 40 years. We will work together to make sure you receive appropriate compensation for your expenses and for the pain and life interruption you were forced to endure.