Bicyclist: I recently was going through an intersection on my bike. I did not see any cars and went through the stop signs without stoping. I was almost run over by a car. If I was hit, is it my fault. Do have any rights?
Bicycle Accident Lawyer In California, bicycle riders most abide by the same rules of the road as car or other motor vehicles. In this instance, if the cause of the accident was related to you failing to stop at a stop sign you may be at fault. However, if the car failed to abide by another California Vehicle Code law, then you may be able to some recovery since California is a comparative fault state.
Answered By: Joshua W. Glotzer, APC
Do I Have A Case
If you have been injured in an accident whether it is a car accident, truck accident, bicycle accident, slip and fall or any other accident caused by another person or company you may be entitled to damages for your injuries under California Law. In order for a person to prevail in a personal injury case they must prove that the other party was negligent and that you were injured as a result of negligent conduct. Although this may appear simple enough, the alleged negligent party’s insurance carrier will often times hire lawyers and experts to fight a negligence claim in order to avoid having to pay damages that are owed. Luckily, an experienced personal injury will have the knowledge and skill to represent an injured party and obtain the maximum recovery allowed under California Law.