Palm Springs Bicycle Accident Lawyer

Few things are better than riding a bike through a beautiful area such as Palm Springs. Not only do we have an extensive network of bicycle lanes, we have some of America’s most dramatic scenery within a short distance.

Unfortunately, an enjoyable bike ride can quickly become a nightmare due to the negligence of careless motorists.

Data from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, shows that there are nearly 1,000 bicycling deaths in the United States each year. With cycling continuing to grow in popularity — in part due to the

COVID-19 pandemic and the need for recreational social distance — roads are becoming ever more dangerous for California cyclists.

If you have been injured in a cycling accident — or you have a loved one in the same situation — you should immediately seek experienced legal counsel for help with next steps. An experienced Palm Springs bicycle accident attorney can protect your legal rights and help you seek compensation for any injuries you’ve suffered.

How to React After a Bicycle Accident

Bicyclists are especially at risk from drivers who act aggressively or fail to share the road. In a contest between a car or truck weighing thousands of pounds and a cyclist who is protected only by a helmet, there will only be one winner.

If you’re in a collision, it’s critically important that you follow some smart protocols to protect yourself:

  • First, ensure that you are out of danger by moving out of the road to a safe location. After you’ve done so, then contact 911 and ask for assistance.
  • Next, compile information about the accident. Take photos or videos of the scene, describe what happened and write down and relevant information (such as contributing road or traffic conditions).
  • You should also exchange information with the other driver or drivers. This includes drivers’ licenses, auto insurance, the type of vehicle they drive etc.
  • If witnesses are present, it’s important to ask for their contact information.
  • Keep track of all expenses including medical bills, lost wages, transportation costs etc.

 

Palm Springs Bicycle Accident Statistics

YearTotalFatalSevere InjuryFatal & Severe Injury
201421101
201512011
201619213
201710011
201813011
Total75347

 

The Importance of Working With an Experienced Palm Springs Bicycle Accident Attorney

If you have been injured in a cycling accident, it is important to work with an experienced attorney. Bicycle accident litigation can be complex, as both parties seek to establish responsibility, weigh evidence and possibly negotiate a settlement.

Gary Brustin is a lifelong cyclist and a specialist bicycle accident law. In fact, these are the only cases he accepts. He maintained a vacation home in desert for over twelve years and regularly rides the Coachella Valley.

If you’ve been injured by a careless motorist, we urge you to contact Gary for a complimentary consultation.

More About Gary

Palm Springs Office

  • 777 East Tahquitz Way, Suite 200
  • Palm Springs, CA 92262
  • Phone: 800.841.2453
  • Directions

Areas We Serve

  • Cathedral City
  • Coachella
  • Desert Hot Springs
  • Indian Wells
  • Indio
  • La Quinta
  • Palm Desert
  • Palm Springs
  • Rancho Mirage

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