The Cause of a Bike Accident in San Bernardino Might be Driver Negligence

According to a May 2017 article in the San Bernardino County Sun, a bicyclist was killed in a crash on Mother’s Day. At the time of the report, San Bernardino police were searching for a vehicle involved in one of the accidents. It was the driver who allegedly hit a bicyclist. The hit-and-run happened shortly after 2 a.m. in the 1100 block of 39th Street. A 52-year-old male was riding his bike traveling west and along the curb at the time of the accident. He was struck from behind by a driver possibly operating a dark Toyota Yaris. The driver was also heading west at the time of the accident. The bike accident victim was thrown off the bike and landed on the ground. He was pronounced dead at the accident scene.

The crash was still under investigation at the time of the report. It is unknown whether the bicyclist’s family would file a personal injury claim on his behalf.

What is a San Bernardino Bike Accident?

A bike accident typically involves a vehicle and a bicycle colliding. It can also include two bicyclists colliding. The cause of the collision may be negligence per se, which involves the driver breaking a traffic law. To obtain compensation for a bike injury, a victim must prove that the driver or other bicyclist was at fault.

Common Causes of Bike Accidents in San Bernardino

In a collision between a bike and a vehicle, the bicyclist typically gets the brunt of the damage, such as devastating injuries and property damage. The follow are some common causes of bike accidents:

  • Left-hand turn accidents: Drivers are usually turning left when they hit bicyclists.
  • Reversing a vehicle unexpectedly: When drivers place their vehicles in reverse without looking out for other drivers or bicyclists, accidents occur.
  • Open-door accidents: Drivers should not open their doors after parking until all traffic is clear. When they do not watch out for bicyclists, bicyclists can be hit by the open door.

Sanford A. Kassel is Your San Bernardino Bike Accident Attorney

If you or a loved one was injured in a bike accident, you have the right to receive compensation for medical expenses, lost wages, and pain and suffering. We will help you prove your case according to California’s personal injury laws. These include showing that the driver had a legal duty to avoid causing an accident and harming you. The driver breached that legal duty when he or she caused an accident and injured you. The cause of those actions was negligence, and that negligence caused your injuries. You deserve to be compensated fully.

Let’s get started on your case. We offer a free case review. Contact us.

Teen Auto Accidents | Fatal | Wrongful Death

The death of a loved one is tragic… the Wrongful Death of a loved one also brings many legal challenges to deal with. Grieving families struggle to understand: What happened? How did it happen? Why did it happen? Who is responsible for us so tragically losing our loved one?

All too often, investigations that are performed by either law enforcement, or some other public agency, fall short of providing these answers. With any sudden, unexplained, Wrongful Death of a loved one, it is vital for those left behind, to have a team of independent investigators working on their behalf.

Recently, in Southern California, there were two horrific auto accidents occurring hours apart. The total lives claimed in these two crashes was 10–most of them teenagers #teenautoaccidents. The circumstances surrounding each of these devastating accidents are extremely complicated, and will pose many legal challenges.

If you or someone you care about are dealing with the sudden death of a loved one, call the Wrongful Death Attorneys at SANFORD A. KASSEL, A Professional Law Corporation, 909.884.6451 Our highly-skilled attorneys, staff, and team of top-notch investigators can assist you through the difficult time you are facing.

2 SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA CRASHES CLAIM 5 LIVES EACH – ABC News

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Police were investigating a multi-vehicle crash in Chino on Friday. (Credit: KTLA)

Multiple Fatalities Reported in Fiery Three Vehicle Crash in Chino – KTLA 5 News

Irvine Crash

Five teenagers were killed in a single-vehicle accident on the southbound 5 Freeway in Irvine early Saturday. (KTLA)

Three of five teens killed in Irvine crash died from impact, not fire – LA Times

 

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