Do Not Become A Statistic
Bicycle accidents can cause riders to suffer from serious and even life-threatening injuries. Fortunately, bicycle accident victims have the right to file a personal injury claim for damages that can help you pay for accident-related medical bills, compensating for lost wages and even making up for your reduced earning capacity.
If you have been injured in a bicycle accident, call the Law Offices of John Rapillo for help. For more than 35 years, our team has helped accident victims just like you recover millions in compensation for their injuries. We know that dealing with an unexpected injury can be difficult, and we will fight to make sure that you are fairly compensated for the harm you have suffered.
Bicycle Accident Statistics
Orange County is a beautiful place, so it is no surprise that bicycles are a popular form of transportation among residents, workers and tourists. In an effort to protect its bicyclists, Orange County has implemented at least 1,000 miles of designated bicycle paths and lanes. Unfortunately, these pathways have done little to curb the threat of danger to cyclists on the road. Each year, approximately 1,000 bicyclists are injured in Orange County traffic accidents. Some of these bicycle accidents are fatal. In 2016, 12 bicyclists were killed while pedaling around Orange County.
Major Causes Of Bike Accidents
Bicycle accidents can happen for a variety of reasons. However, some causes of bicycle accidents are more common than others. Common causes of bicycle accidents in Orange County include:
- Failure to obey traffic laws
- Crossing intersections improperly
- Riding outside of designated bike lanes
- Driving or riding under the influence of drugs or alcohol
- Riding at night without reflective materials
- Aggressive drivers
- Distracted drivers or riders
- Poor road conditions
Furthermore, these accidents can lead to significant injuries, from broken bones to internal damage to even death.
Speak With Attorney John Rapillo Today
We have more than 35 years of legal experience and have seen, firsthand, the impact a meaningful settlement can have on accident victims. You have a limited amount of time to file a personal injury claim for damages, so do not hesitate. If you’ve been injured in a bike accident, call the Law Offices of John Rapillo for help.
We have helped thousands of accident victims recover millions in compensation, and we are confident that we can help you, too. We will review your case, explain your rights, and answer the questions you have. We offer our services on a contingency fee basis, which means that you don’t have to worry about legal fees until we win. Call 949-652-2604 or use our contact form to reach out today.