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Temecula Bicycle Accident Attorney

Each time you hop on your bicycle might be the last. Even though going for a bicycle ride is one of the best things you can do to get exercise it is also very dangerous. You might be an experienced rider who knows all the best routes in Temecula and you could still find yourself in a scary predicament. Bicycle accidents happen all too often and many of them leave riders severely injured. The most tragic accidents lead to death. A Temecula bicycle accident attorney from Hiden, Rott & Oertle LLP, Attorneys at Law can guide you through the legal system as you fight for the compensation you deserve for the injuries suffered in such an accident.

Staying Safe on Your Bicycle

Going for a bike ride should be fun, exhilarating, and relaxing. When you are riding through a city such as Temecula, with all of its traffic problems, you might not find much relaxation. You constantly need to have your head on a swivel to monitor the vehicles around you and ensure that you can safely turn and navigate the roads. Here are some important tips for staying safe on your bicycle in Temecula:

  • Always wear a helmet and other protective equipment
  • Wear bright-colored clothing or reflective gear
  • Equip the bike with flashing front and rear reflectors
  • Use bike lanes
  • Follow all rules of the road (stop at stop signs and red lights)
  • Yield to pedestrians in crosswalks
  • Avoid riding on sidewalks
  • If no bike lane, ride safely in the shoulder
  • Ride with traffic not facing traffic
  • Be on the lookout for potholes, debris, and animals
  • Try to avoid riding at night
  • Never use a mobile device while actively riding
  • Do not ride with headphones in your ears
  • Put a mirror on your helmet
  • Avoid riding during inclement weather
  • Know your route of travel and possible detours
  • Have a phone handy for emergencies

Common Bicycle Accident Injuries

A bicycle accident can lead to tragic injuries. Depending on the severity of those injuries you could wind up missing work for quite a while as you attempt to recover. Some of the most common bicycle accident injuries that the Temecula bicycle accident attorneys from our firm have dealt with include the following:

  • Head trauma
  • Broken and fractured bones
  • Road rash
  • Amputation
  • Torn and sprained ligaments and muscles
  • Hearing loss
  • Eye damage
  • Permanent disability

The above list is far from exhaustive. Bicycle accident victims can suffer a slew of injuries that are all different from each other. Make sure you always accept medical treatment at the scene and transport to the hospital for further evaluation. You might not think you are injured at the time of the accident but then experience pain days afterwards.

Contact an Experienced Attorney Today

If you or a loved one has been injured in a Temecula bicycle accident you need to speak with an experienced personal injury attorney about your case. Contact the team at Hiden, Rott & Oertle LLP, Attorneys at Law today to schedule a free consultation. The sooner you acquire legal representation the sooner you can build a case against the at-fault party and recover the compensation you deserve.

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