Category: Bicycle Accidents

Are Bike Helmets Required in California?

Bicycle Accidents | April 8, 2024

Helmets save bicyclists’ lives. Helmets are so effective at preventing external head trauma, brain injuries, and death that many states or municipalities around the country have mandated helmet usage. Information provided by the American College of Surgeons (ACS) states that helmets reduce the risk of head injury by 48% and the risk of traumatic brain…

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Common Causes of Bicycle Accidents in California

Bicycle Accidents,personal injury | March 22, 2024

Bicycle accidents can leave individuals in our area with severe injuries. Information from the California Office of Traffic Safety shows that there were more than 8,600 total reported bicycle accident injuries in 2022, the most recent reporting year of data on file. Unfortunately, bicycle accidents can occur in a wide variety of ways, and often…

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California Right-of-Way Laws

Bicycle Accidents,Pedestrian Accidents | July 22, 2020

California traffic laws may seem like a nuisance to many people, but the reality is that they save lives. Vehicles weigh thousands of pounds, and they can inflict significant damage in the event an accident occurs. Right-of-way laws are incredibly important for all drivers to understand because they provide clear guidance regarding when a driver…

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Follow these bicycle safety tips when commuting

Bicycle Accidents,Our Blog | July 18, 2017

At some point, you may find that bicycling to and from work is the best approach. This is a great way to avoid traffic, get some exercise and save money. Unfortunately, just the same as driving a car, there are safety hazards around every corner. Stay aware of these potential risks in order to avoid…

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What state has the most bicycle deaths every year? Ours!

Bicycle Accidents | December 29, 2016

It’s not a big surprise that California leads the nation, year after year, in bicycle fatalities. We have the most people. We have more bicyclists. We have the most miles of roads and highways of any other state. And we know that the car is king in California. The most recent statistics show California averaging…

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Bicycling accident numbers

Bicycle Accidents,Our Blog | September 21, 2016

According to data compiled by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, 726 bicyclists were killed in 2014 as a result of vehicle accidents. This figure accounts for a little over 2 percent of the number of individuals injured or killed that year due to traffic accidents. Californians who are fond of bicycling may be surprised…

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Bicyclists face serious accident dangers

Bicycle Accidents,Our Blog | August 23, 2016

As bicycle-friendly as some parts of the state are, significant numbers of accidents involving cyclists take place on California roadways. In 2013 alone, bike riders accounted for almost 5 percent of all traffic fatalities in the state, which was more than double the national average. In the three years prior, the number of such fatalities…

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California man dies after car hits him on bicycle

Bicycle Accidents,Our Blog | June 15, 2016

A Napa County sheriff’s deputy found the driver that witnesses said hit and killed a bicyclist on Highway 29 north of Airport Boulevard in early June. According to the alert put out by the highway patrol, the 76-year-old woman driving a 2009 Honda drove off from the scene of the bicycle accident. The deputy pulled…

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