We know that you do everything you can to ride safely when you head out on your bike. Whether you are an exercise rider or someone who just like a leisure ride, there may come a time when you need a San Diego bicycle accident attorney.
You can count on Edward “Skip” Babbitt to be by your side if you have been harmed due to the negligence or carelessness of another person. Let us get to work on securing the compensation you deserve. Today, we want to talk about recent efforts to crack down on high-risk cyclist and pedestrian crash areas.
What Can Happen?
When it comes to bicycle crashes, everyone in and around San Diego has a part to play. We know that the San Diego police regularly focus on certain hot spots, places they know commonly see pedestrian and bicycle crashes. Their efforts focus on issuing tickets for various violations that cause bicycle versus vehicle crashes. This can include:
- Illegal turns
- Failing to stop for signs and signals
- Failing to yield to pedestrian or cyclists in crosswalks
The San Diego Police Department focuses on these hot spots at least twice a month in rotating lineups of locations around the city.
The city recognizes that the increase in popularity of electric scooters and bicycle sharing, combined with the use of cell phones while walking or driving, are leading to major injuries. It is not uncommon to see the following injuries as a result of a bicycle crash:
- Spinal cord trauma (possible paralysis)
- Head injuries/traumatic brain injuries
- Internal organ damage or internal bleeding
- Broken or dislocated bones
- Severe lacerations or road rash
Victims of these crashes often face the need for extensive medical procedures. Medical bills can easily run in the tens of thousands of dollars, and that is not counting other hidden accident costs like lost income, rehabilitation, emotional and psychological damages, and more.
During the latest reporting year in California, there were nearly 12,000 people injured and 147 people were killed in bicycle crashes.
In the city of San Diego, 50 miles of bike lanes have been added in the last five years and around 10 miles of protected bike lanes are under construction right now downtown.
Moving On From Here
Everyone plays a role when it comes to pedestrian and bicyclist safety. Drivers, bikers, walkers, and law enforcement all need to be vigilant in and around the city. However, if you have been injured due to the negligence of another person, Edward “Skip” Babbitt is ready to step in and help.
Let Skip get to the bottom of what happened so he can secure the compensation you need. This can include the following:
- Coverage of your medical bills
- Compensation for lost income if you cannot work
- Pain and suffering damages
- Loss of enjoyment of life damages
- Possible punitive damages