Posted By Eugene Bruno & Associates Posted in: Bicycle Accident.
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 Eugene Bruno & Associates, 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.
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:
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:
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.
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 Eugene Bruno & Associates, we will work tirelessly to secure the compensation you deserve in the aftermath of on incident. This can include: