According to the most recent CHP accident and injury statistics, Huntington Beach has some of the highest numbers of bicycle accident with injuries and fatal bicycle accidents in all of Orange County. Huntington Beach is a beautiful town ideally located along miles of beach on the west coast of Orange County, California. Bicyclists in Huntington Beach enjoy access to over 12 miles of beaches, piers and other attractions in and around this scenic community. When a bicyclist is struck by a car or truck, the resulting injuries are most often quite severe, requiring a Huntington Beach bicycle accident injury attorney with experience and proven results.
In many cases the drivers simply don’t see the bicyclist and pull out in front of them, causing them to run into the side of the car at speed resulting in severe head, neck and back injuries, as well as broken bones and injuries to the shoulder or pelvis. The recovery period for someone injured in an accident while riding a bike can be quite long, and questions will almost always arise regarding the loss of income, bill payment and the accumulating medical expenses. If you or someone you love have been injured while riding a bicycle in Huntington Beach I invite you to contact my office to schedule an appointment, or call for a free consultation at 949-273-2693. You will speak with me, a bike accident lawyer, personally.
The Severe Injuries and Wrongful Death Suffered by Bicyclists in an Accident Involving a Car or Truck
A person riding a bike is no match for the size and force of a moving car or truck, and the accidents that involve bicycles are almost sure to result in serious injury to the unprotected rider. Head, neck and back injuries can result in traumatic brain injury, and in some cases paralysis. These types of cases require the development and implementation of a “Life Care Plan” that provides the ongoing medical care, therapy, and in home treatment that will be required in the months and years to come. In addition, many patients require modifications to the homes or vehicles to accommodate their wheelchair or to allow them to safely drive.
Fatal bicycle accidents caused by another driver are known in California as a “wrongful death.” The family or executor of the accident victim must bring a wrongful death action in a timely manner that is relatively short under California law. In many of these cases an accident reconstruction may be required to ensure that the jury understands the nature of the accident, and that the bicyclist themselves were not to blame. A Huntington Beach bicycle accident injury attorney and wrongful death should offer a depth of experience, expertise and a proven track record.
Contact an Experienced and Proven Huntington Beach Bicycle Accident and Wrongful Death Attorney
The aftermath of a motor vehicle accident involving a bicyclist is quite complex. I understand that you and your family are still trying to come to grips with what has happened, and simply need answers. The right answers. I invite you to contact my office to schedule an appointment, or call on my cell phone and speak with me directly at 949-273-2693. We will discuss what has happened, and all I can do to support the accident victim and your family through this ordeal. Together we will work together to hold the responsible parties accountable.