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Bicycle Accident Common Injuries

  • Fractured clavicle
  • Broken leg
  • Hand fracture
  • Brain injury
  • Elbow fracture
  • Head and neck injuries
  • Nerve damage
  • Paralysis
  • Joint dislocation
  • Dental and jaw injuries

How to Avoid Cycling Injuries

Serious injuries greatly diminish a cyclist’s quality of life. Even if you heal properly and quickly, the original injury may cause the affected site to deteriorate gradually over time, often leading to arthritis and other disorders. The most important and powerful safety points include the following:

  1. Always wear your helmet. Always, always, always! It is mandatory if you are under age 18 and recommended for all.
  2. Over 80% of bike accidents can be avoided mainly by paying attention to your environment as you ride.
  3. Visibility is the key to cycling safely. Constantly scan in front and to the sides.
  4. Use your rear-view mirrors! This expands your field of vision considerably.
  5. Learn and use hand signals. They are simple and they are a requirement, not an option.
  6. Bicyclists must obey the same rules of the road as motorists.
  7. Do not ride recklessly. Do not run through red lights or stop signs.
  8. Wear bright-colored clothing.
  9. Share the roads with motor vehicles.
  10. Use lights at night.
  11. Cyclists must ride in the same direction as other traffic, not against it.
  12. Ride as close as practicable to the right side of the roadway when traveling slower than the flow of traffic.

Gary Brustin, California Cycling Rights Attorney

Mr. Brustin is a great supporter and fan of cycling. He has combined his love of cycling with his passion for the law in his practice which is devoted solely to cycling cases. Mr. Brustin has personally handled more than 1,000 cycling accident cases and he has consulted on an additional 5,000 others. He handles cases in California, where he is licensed to practice law, as well as in numerous other states. He is able to litigate cases in other states by associating with local counsel. He has handled cases in many states including:

  • California, his home state, where he is a member of the California State Bar
  • Hawaii, Washington, Oregon
  • Nevada, Arizona, New Mexico
  • Texas, Illinois, New York
  • New Jersey, Florida
  • Tennessee, Arkansas

In addition to his legal work, Mr. Brustin serves on various cycling boards:

  • 2000 – 2010: California Bike Coalition, Board of Directors
  • 2004 – 2013: League of American Bicyclists, Board of Directors
  • 2008 – Present: Silicon Valley Bicycle Coalition, Board of Directors

Additionally, Mr. Brustin regularly writes articles concerning bike law and safety. Here’s a few of the sites where his articles have been posted:

  • The New York Times
  • The Los Angeles Times
  • Travel and Leisure

Mr. Brustin is a dedicated attorney who fights for the rights of his clients who have been in cycling accidents. He will aggressively review all case material and examine the roads where the accidents occurred. He tends to settle the great majority of his cases in approximately nine months and settles more than 95% out-of-court.

Complimentary Phone Consultation with Mr. Brustin

If you were in a cycling accident, Mr. Brustin offers a complimentary telephone conversation in which you will be able to discuss your case personally. When you first call the office at 800.841.2453, if Mr. Brustin is in court or temporarily unavailable, please leave your number and information with the secretary or the answering service. You may call 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. He will return your call, usually within 24 hours. This complimentary consultation is a rare opportunity to ask questions of one of the most knowledgeable, experienced and successful cycling accident lawyers.

What will you discuss at your consultation?

  • The facts of your case and where you stand
  • The laws pertaining to your case
  • Procedures
  • Your rights
  • An estimate of the viability and possible value of your case
  • Time periods involved

Feel free to ask Mr. Brustin anything that is on your mind pertaining to your case. If he decides to accept your case, you will be given additional information and instructions. You will be guided every step of the way by Mr. Brustin, who will personally handle your case.

The Law Offices of Gary C. Brustin, APC

Give Mr. Brustin a call today at 800.841.2453.

He can also be reached by email at

Mr. Brustin’s main offices are located at:

2033 Gateway Place, Suite 600
San Jose, CA 95110

401 Wilshire Blvd, 12th Floor
Santa Monica, CA 90401

He represents cyclists throughout the state. He routinely handles cases in Palo Alto, Santa Monica, San Jose, Sunnyvale, Santa Barbara, Ventura, Mountain View, San Mateo, Fremont, Los Angeles County, Palm Springs, Orange County, and Riverside County. He also works with a network of qualified cycling attorneys throughout the country for clients who are seeking representation outside of California.

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