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Santa Barbara Bicycle Accident Attorney

Santa Barbara holds some of the most beautiful scenery to bike in the state. It follows that more people are riding their bikes to and from work, school, and many other destinations in the city. Unfortunately, bicycle accidents have also increased.

The Law Offices of John B. Richards has extensive experience in bicycle-related crashes. When a motor vehicle collides with a bicycle, the consequences are catastrophic. If a negligent motorist has injured you or a loved one, let our Santa Barbara bicycle accident attorneys secure the compensation you deserve.

Common Bicycle Accident Injuries

When you drive a car, you are surrounded by steel and fiberglass to absorb the impact, let alone safety features like airbags to protect you in the event of a collision. Bicyclists, on the other hand, are exposed. Their bodies take the full impact of the motor vehicle and then are impacted again when they hit the ground. Injuries are usually very severe. Some common bicycle accident injuries are;

  • Internal organ damage or bleeding
  • Broken bones, dislocations, and fragments
  • Spinal cord injuries
  • Traumatic brain injuries
  • Severe lacerations or amputations

Many of these devastating accidents can be avoided if motorists follow the rules of the road and watch for bike riders. Let our personal injury attorneys hold negligent drivers accountable.

Common Causes for Bicycle Accidents

Most bike-related accidents can be prevented. Some common causes for bicycle accidents are;

  • Lane merges
  • Parking lots and driveways blind spots
  • Intersections create numerous hazards for bicyclists
  • Distracted driving
  • Speeding
  • Changing lanes without signaling
  • Failure to notice or ignoring a bicyclists
  • Following or passing too closely

Bicycle Accident Injury Statistics

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, over 1,000 bicyclists died in collisions in the last reporting year.

  • Approximately 467,000 bicyclists were injured
  • Lifetime medical costs and economic losses are estimated to near $10 billion

Children are disproportionately affected by careless drivers. More than one-third of all bicycle-related injuries in the US involve children and adolescents. If your child has suffered injures while riding their bike due to a motorist’s negligence, call our bicycle accident lawyers in Santa Barbara today.

Law Office of John B. Richards Bicycle Accident Attorneys

At the Law Office of John B. Richards, we understand the devastating impact a bicycle accident can have. You have a right to ride your bike safely around your city and your neighborhood. If you or someone you know has been injured due to the negligent acts of a motorist, call our Santa Barbara bicycle accident lawyers today. We will fight to recover the damages you deserve, including;

  • Complete coverage of your medical bills related to the crash
  • Compensation for lost income if you cannot work
  • Pain and suffering damages
  • Loss of enjoyment of life damages
  • Possible punitive damages against the person responsible

Do not hesitate. Contact us for a free consultation of your case by clicking here or calling 805-683-2736. Our bicycle accident attorneys are standing by.

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