The attorneys at the Virga Law Firm understand the pain and trauma people go through after serious bicycle accidents. Even the smallest contact with a car can have devastating effects for a bicyclist. The Virga Law Firm has handled many bicycle accident cases involving catastrophic injury and death.
Bicycle Accidents are Common and Serious
In 2013, over 700 people were killed in crashes with motor vehicles. Each year bicyclists account for about 2% of motor vehicle accident deaths. There are over a half-million emergency room visits a year for bicycle accident injuries. It is estimated that bicycle accidents result in $5 billion in lifetime medical costs and lost productivity.
Bicyclists Have Rights and Obligations:
- Entitled to share the road with motor vehicles.
- Have the same rights and responsibilities as motor vehicle and motorcycle drivers.
- Must obey all traffic signals and stop signs.
- Are lawfully permitted to ride on certain sections of roadway in rural areas where there is no alternate route.
- Must ride in the same direction as other traffic, not against it.
See the DMV Driver’s Handbook.
Call today for a free consultation. The lawyers at the Virga Law Firm will meet with you and discuss your bicycle accident. It is important to have a bicycle accident lawyer on your team.
Contact an experienced bicycle accident Attorney
If you or a loved one has been injured in a bicycle accident, contact us for a free case evaluation. If we accept your case, there is never a fee unless we win.
Give us a call (916) 444-6595, or fill out the contact form below. Our Sacramento injury lawyers are here to fight for you and your family every step of the way.
 Insurance Institute for Highway Safety, Highway Loss Data Institute, available at http://www.iihs.org/iihs/topics/t/pedestrians-and-bicyclists/fatalityfacts/bicycles
 Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Web-based Injury Statistics Query and Reporting System (WISQARS). Atlanta, GA: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, National Center for Injury Prevention and Control, available at http://www.cdc.gov/injury/wisqars.
 Naumann RB, Dellinger AM, Zaloshnja E, Lawrence BA, Miller TR. Incidence and total lifetime costs of motor vehicle-related fatal and nonfatal injury by road user type, United States, 2005. Traffic Inj Prev 2010;11:353-60, available at http://www.tandfonline.com/doi/abs/10.1080/15389588.2010.486429#preview