Remember in kindergarten when the teacher asked everyone to share their belongings? There was always that one kid who shared everything and the one who shared nothing? Apparently, the road is filled with cars who are like the kid who shared nothing. Sharing the road is a hard concept for vehicle drivers. Somehow they think that the road is only for them because they are in a car, SUV, or pick up truck. That is not the case. California is one of the top bicycle-friendly states in the nation. Yet, that does not absolve bicycle accidents from happening.
Our San Diego Bicycle Accident lawyers at the Law Offices of Edward J Babbitt, APC have a deep understanding and respect for those who choose to ride a bike instead of gassing up a car. Bike riding is such a good environmentally sound practice, but it also shares some health benefits. Bike riding keeps your heart healthy. Like walking, anything that keeps your body moving is a good thing. However, not everyone is thrilled that more bikes are heading to the roadways. Bicycles are still relatively new to the roadways and sometimes vehicles aren’t sure what to do when confronted with someone riding a bicycle.
A somewhat innocent mistake can turn into a fatal wound for bicycle riders. No matter how often you ride the same route, you should always be cautious of the vehicles around you.
The Truck Wins
Edward Garduno was a 44-year old father of three. He was riding his bicycle as usual. He rode his bicycle every day. It was his main mode of transportation. As a cheap option, Garduno could save money to spoil his family. Yet, one fateful day, Garduno was riding his bike when he was struck by a pickup truck. He did not survive the crash.
The hardest part of Garduno’s story is understanding that his family had no idea what happened to him. They waited for him to come home, but he never did. The tracked his phone which led them to the hospital. There Garduno’s eldest son had to translate to his family that his father had passed after experiencing head and leg trauma. This tale is often told. A person and their bicycle hit by a vehicle. The chances of survival are very slim even with protective gear. There is only so much a helmet or thick clothing can do.
What to Do
Not every bicycle accident ends in death. Some times bicycle accidents result in broken limbs or head trauma that may take years to recover. Either way, a bicycle accident almost always means an injury and you deserve to be compensated for that injury. It is widely accepted and acknowledged that vehicles are not the best at looking out for bicycles. Our Bicycle Accident Attorneys in San Diego know that you will need a strong advocate to show the importance of your injuries and compensation needed to recover completely. When you are ready, call 619-543-1789 or click here to schedule an appointment with our professional attorneys at the Law Offices of Edward J Babbitt, APC in San Diego.