Major Area Cycling Advocate Injured In Crash
If you or a loved one have been injured in a bicycle crash that was caused by someone else’s negligence, you need to consider seeking legal assistance as soon as possible. At the Law Offices of Eugene G. Bruno, Eugene G. Bruno will work tirelessly to secure the compensation you deserve in the aftermath of on incident.
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Major Area Cycling Advocate Injured In Crash

Posted By The Law Offices of Eugene G. Bruno, P.C. Posted in: Bicycle Accident.

28-December-2018

Last week, when Roberta Walker went for an early morning bike ride, we are sure the last thing on her mind was that she would get stuck by a vehicle. After all, she is an avid cyclist and does everything she can to stay safe when cycling. Unfortunately, that morning was different and she was hit by a vehicle in front of the Leucadia Post Office.

The collision threw Walker a significant distance and she was knocked unconscious. Thankfully, her injuries are not life-threatening, but she did sustain several broken bones, injuries to her spine, and a brain injury.

“She has been a fierce advocate for safe biking and walking facilities for many years and I know she will continue to inspire this community to do better for the safety of our local streets of Encinitas,” said her friend Kellie Shay Hinze.

At the Law Offices of Eugene G. Bruno, we know that bicyclist in and around this area face dangers each day. That is why we want to help when you need a San Diego bicycle accident attorney.

The Dangers

For the latest reporting year in California, we know that there were almost 12,000 bicyclist injuries. We also know that 147 bicyclists lost their lives due to collisions with vehicles. We want to point out some important things:

  • Injuries that occur in bicycle accidents are more severe because a bicyclist has no protection from the force of a vehicle.
  • Bicycle accidents often result in catastrophic injuries to the spinal cord and brain.
  • We also commonly see broken and dislocated bones, internal organ damage, and severe lacerations as a result of bicycle accidents.

No matter how many safety measures bicyclists take when they go out riding, they cannot control the actions of other drivers around them. All too often, we find that these incidents occur as a result of:

  • Distracted drivers who are busy sending or receiving text messages.
  • Drivers who are impaired by drugs or alcohol.
  • Those who are speeding or driving aggressively.

If another driver’s negligence causes a bicyclist harm, then the driver needs to be held accountable.

We also want to note that road conditions can also cause cyclists to crash. Agencies tasked with road maintenance should regularly inspect and maintain the roadways to ensure there are no hazards that could cause injuries.

What You Can Do

If you or a loved one have been injured in a bicycle crash that was caused by someone else’s negligence, you need to consider seeking legal assistance as soon as possible. At the Law Offices of Eugene G. Bruno, we will work tirelessly to secure the compensation you deserve in the aftermath of on incident. This can include:

  • Coverage for your medical expenses
  • Lost wages if you cannot work
  • Pain and suffering damages

When you need a San Diego bicycle accident attorney, you can contact us by clicking here or calling us at 619-577-4077 for a free consultation.

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