BIKE ACCIDENTS CAUSED BY UNSAFE ROAD CONDITIONS
Put Our California Bicycle Accident Attorneys on Your Side
Cyclists who frequently ride in California know that certain areas tend to have poorly maintained roads. However, even places that usually have better roads and paths can be hazardous when unsafe conditions are present. In fact, these areas can actually prove more dangerous to cyclists who are not on the lookout for hazards and poor conditions.
If you were involved in a bike accident—whether a single-cyclist, multiple-cyclist, or cyclist-auto accident—and you believe that unsafe road conditions played a role in the crash, you may be entitled to financial compensation. Our California bicycle accident attorneys can help you navigate the legal process, negotiate with insurance companies and other liable parties on your behalf, and help you seek the maximum compensation you are owed for your damages.
Examples of Dangerous Conditions for Cyclists
Some of the most common examples of dangerous road conditions that are hazardous to cyclists include:
Trash/debris on the road
Poor drainage, leading to puddles
Broken/malfunctioning traffic signals
Unclear lane markings
Signage, poles, trees, and vegetation too close to the roadway
Hazardous construction areas
Lack of bike lane
Please note that this list is not exhaustive; there are numerous other types of unsafe road conditions, including poor weather, that can lead to bicycle accidents. It is important that you always follow safe riding practices when navigating hazardous areas.
Who Is Liable for Unsafe Road Conditions?
In many cases, unsafe road conditions can be traced back to negligence on the part of the city or municipality responsible for maintaining the area’s roads and trails. Proving liability in bike accident claims involving unsafe road conditions can be very tricky. It is absolutely crucial to the outcome of your case that you work with a qualified attorney who is experienced in these types of claims.
At Bike Legal, our California bicycle accident lawyers are prepared to help. We have successfully recovered more than $300 million for our clients. We work quickly to help you secure the maximum amount of compensation you are owed and, when the liable party refuses to settle, we are prepared to represent you in trial.