Many bicyclists in Pomona find it hard to believe when we here at The Law Offices of Christian J Amendt reaffirm to them that they have the same rights on the road as motorists. If this also comes across to you as difficult to comprehend, it is likely because you are so rarely treated that way when traveling on the road atop your bike. Many motorists do not understand that you have every right to ride on the road. Yet while that ignorance may serve you well when involved in an accident claim, you likely would prefer to avoid the injuries that bicyclists are so often subject to in collisions with cars.
With summer just around the corner, bicyclists in Pomona will be taking to the streets in greater numbers. While drivers must respect the presence of bicycles to safely share the road, cyclists must also do their part. Consumer Reports offers the following safety tips, which can prevent accidents from occurring.
As an avid bicyclist in Pomona, you know firsthand just how enjoyable (and efficient) a method of transportation your bike can be. Sadly, you also are likely aware of the dangers bicyclists often encounter when trying to share the road with motorists. Many will often question (in the wake of a bicycle accident) why one was riding their bike on the road anyway. This attitude of the roadway only being reserved for cars prompts many bicyclists to come to us here at Amendt Law questioning whether it is actually true. You will be happy to hear that it is not.
Biking in California is on the rise. Not only is it environmentally friendly and a good form of exercise, but it can also be faster than using a car to reach a destination, especially during rush hour. While these seem like good reasons to join the movement, in a collision with an automobile, the bicyclist is at a disadvantage. At The Law Offices of Christian J. Amendt, experienced attorneys often work with clients to help them receive compensation if the driver was reckless or negligent.