Throughout California each year, bicycle riders endure an overwhelming number of severe injuries due to various elements such as debris in the roadway, construction, defects in pavement and sidewalks and bicycle equipment or protective gear defects and failures. The most common reason for bicycle injuries, however, is the negligence of careless drivers.
If you are a cyclist, you know that motorists usually do not pay a sufficient amount of attention to their environment, and many do not watch for bicycle riders or respect the rights of cyclists when they are on the road. Drivers are usually not knowledgeable regarding the laws in California that protect bicyclists with rights to utilize streets alongside motorists. Consequently, bike riders are injured or killed by motorists who operate their vehicles in disregard for bicycle laws.
These injuries to cyclists can be very serious, including concussions, paralysis, head trauma, spinal damage, broken or fractured bones, lacerations and disfigurement. Frequently, bicycle injuries necessitate continuing medical care that is intricate and expensive.