OC Bicycle Accident Attorney

OC Bicycle Accident Attorney

While Orange County boasts numerous roads with bicycle lanes or shoulders, many drivers still neglect these designated spaces. If you or a loved one has been injured or tragically killed in a bicycle accident, the expertise of an Orange County bicycle accident attorney is indispensable. You have the right to sue the responsible party in court.

In particular, when a bicycle collides with a car, the cyclist can suffer severe injuries such as fractures, head trauma, spinal cord injuries, burns, and more, even if they were wearing appropriate safety gear.

However, some bicycle accidents occur due to legal violations by the cyclist rather than the driver’s careless behavior. Cyclists must adhere to many of the same laws as drivers. Jimmie W. Kang, an Orange County bicycle accident attorney, advises cyclists to comply with all California bicycle laws.



“Mr.Kang is very informative and straightforward. I have been seeking for help for last few days. I had questions about my bicycle accident. Most lawyer are very hard to reach. But Mr. Kang was ready to talk with me whenever I need to talk. He listened to what I had to say and told me all the possibilities there were to the case, in which ways he could help me and what options I had. So thankful to you Jimmie”



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What Can an Orange County Bicycle Accident Attorney Do for You?

You might be surprised to learn that a bicycle accident attorney offers more than just filing a lawsuit on your behalf.

When you entrust your case to Jimmie W. Kang, an Orange County bicycle accident attorney, you can expect the following assistance:

Negotiations with Insurance Companies: In most personal injury lawsuits, including bicycle accidents, insurance companies are involved. Insurance companies often offer quick settlements if you agree not to sue immediately, but these initial offers typically fall short of providing fair and complete compensation. Our legal team, comprising experienced attorneys, knows how to negotiate with insurance companies to ensure they pay what they owe.

    • Providing a Neutral Perspective: Bicycle accidents can be emotionally traumatic. During the healing process, you may lose the ability to view the situation objectively. You might refuse consultations with attorneys, believing there’s no way to receive compensation, or you might think you deserve more than you do. Hiring an experienced attorney ensures you receive a neutral perspective that accurately informs you about your compensation claims and awards.

California law allows bicycle accident victims to receive compensation for injuries caused by another person’s negligence. Calculating specific damages for a bicycle accident claim can be one of the most complex aspects of preparing a personal injury lawsuit. An experienced and competent bicycle accident attorney can help determine the compensation you may demand according to the law. Jimmie W. Kang, a bicycle accident attorney, is prepared to help you obtain the maximum compensation for your claim.

California Vehicle Code VC 21201 addresses bicycle requirements:

  • Functional Brakes: Riding a bicycle with defective brakes is illegal and dangerous.
  • Handlebars: Must be appropriately sized for the rider and not higher than the rider's shoulder height.
  • Nighttime Riding Requirements: Bicycles must have lamps or headlights visible from 300 feet away from the front or side and red reflectors on the rear visible from at least 500 feet away. Pedals must have white or yellow reflectors.

Anyone involved in a bicycle accident in California has two years to file a lawsuit for damages. If you fail to file within this period, a judge may dismiss your claim. Exceptions may apply if the injured party becomes incapacitated or mentally incompetent, or if injuries become apparent later. Minors involved in a bicycle accident can file until they turn 20, with the statutory period beginning on their 18th birthday.

If you’re unsure about your claim, Jimmie W. Kang, a bicycle accident attorney, can help you decide whether and when to file your claim. Consulting with an attorney as soon as possible can help prevent your statute of limitations from expiring.

In California, fault lies entirely with the negligent party responsible for all damages. "Fault" is defined as the failure to act as a reasonably prudent person would under similar circumstances.

To prove a driver's negligence, there must be property damage or personal injury resulting from the collision, and it must be proven that the collision occurred due to the negligent actions of either the driver or the cyclist. In cases of shared fault, California uses a pure comparative fault model to determine compensation based on the percentage of fault.

Bicycle accidents with vehicles can occur due to various reasons, including:

  • Failure to Yield: The most common cause is drivers failing to yield to bicycles on bike lanes.
  • Visibility Issues: Drivers may not easily see bicycles, leading to accidents.
  • Door Collisions: Occur when a driver opens their door without checking for cyclists, causing serious injuries.

When a bicycle collides with a car, the risk of serious injury to the cyclist is significantly higher than to the driver. These injuries can lead to substantial financial burdens. The law mandates that you recover these costs from the responsible party if incurred due to someone else's negligence. Contact Jimmie W. Kang, a bicycle accident specialist attorney, at 888.633.1701 for a free consultation. There is no cost or risk associated with contacting an attorney.

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