Were You Injured In A Bicycle Accident? We Can Help.

Legal Advice From A Trusted Bicycle Accident Attorney

Bicycling accidents cause many fatalities and personal injuries each year. If you are a cyclist who has been injured in an accident or if you've lost a loved one to a bicycle accident, a professional bicycle accident attorney from Sweeney, Sweeney & Sweeney, APC, can help. We have nearly 20 years of experience representing seriously injured accident victims and have helped many bicyclists get the medical care, support and personal attention they needed to rebuild their lives after an accident. Based in Temecula, we are dedicated to helping people across California, including Temecula, Murrieta, Hemet, Lake Elsinore, Menifee, Sun City, Perris and other communities in Riverside County. Our bicycle accident lawyer will provide you with a free consultation and will work on a contingency fee basis so we receive a fee only if you receive monetary compensation for your injuries.

Resolve Your Case With The Help Of A Bicycle Injury Lawyer

Millions of men, women and children are critically or fatally injured each year when cars or trucks collide with bicyclists. Because bicyclists are often overlooked by traffic and have little to protect them, bicycle accidents occur in many ways. Bike accidents can affect cyclists of any age, but tend to affect children and preteens who are struck by careless drivers. Though bicycle lanes have been implemented in most areas, statistics indicate that these lanes interfere with the normal flow of traffic and can actually put bicyclists in more danger rather than giving them a safe lane to ride in. Additionally, bicyclists can have collisions with other bicyclists who are not mindful of their surroundings. Injuries caused by bicycle collisions are far-reaching. Broken bones, traumatic head and brain injuries, and damage to the spine, as well as internal injuries, are not uncommon. These injuries can mean financial and emotional devastation for affected families, often requiring years of therapy and medical care.

Bicycle Accident Statistics

  • A bicyclist is fatally injured every six hours.
  • Nearly 1 million children are injured each year in bicycle-related accidents.
  • Nearly half of all bicycle fatalities occur to children under the age of 16.
  • Seventy-five percent of all serious injuries and fatalities from bicycle accidents are from head injuries.
  • While collisions with cars account for only a third of all bicycle accidents, they account for the majority of catastrophic injuries and deaths.

Bicycle riders are just as entitled to use the roads as motor vehicles are. They have to obey the same rules. Truck and car drivers should treat them fairly and follow proper safety precautions. Unfortunately, many drivers are inattentive and simply do not look out for bicyclists. When they do not, it can result in a serious accident and severe, even fatal, injuries to a bicyclist. Such behavior is negligence. As a result, drivers should be held responsible for the damage they do.

Sweeney, Sweeney & Sweeney, APC, represents injured bicyclists. Each bicycle accident attorney from our firm will work hard to get you the money you need to meet medical costs, lost wages and other expenses involved. Contact an experienced bicycle accident lawyer from Sweeney, Sweeney & Sweeney today.