Everyday people are hurt or even killed while riding a bicycle in the United States. Statistics from the US Dept of Transportation and the National Highway TRaffic Safety Administration show that over 49,000 people were injured in 2012, and that over 700 were fatally injured nationally. These figures only include those accidents which are reported. While the statistics are improving each year, even one fatal bicycle accident is too much.
The majority of accidents happen in urban areas with most of them being near an intersection. On roads where the speed limits are faster the severity of the injuries are more serious yet most deaths occur on rural roads. A fatal bicycle hit by car accident can involve numerous serious injuries which may involve several surgeries and possibly rehab.
The most dangerous times for cyclists is during rush hour, from 8:00 to 9:00 am when people are rushing to work or when they are on their way home between the hours of 3:00 pm to 6:00 pm. They are not paying much attention to the roads. Their minds are on what will be going on at work or at home. It is this time when a bicycle hit by car accident is more likely to happen. Huntington Beach bicycle accidents are more likely to happen on a road with a faster speed limit than one with a slower speed limit. Beach Blvd. and Golden West have each had several fatal bike accidents.
No one expects that a member of their family will be involved in a serious or fatal Huntington Beach bicycle accident. But it can happen and it can happen in an instant. When it does happen there may be the need for a Huntington Beach bicycle accident lawyer. You would of course hope not but sometimes it is necessary. In an accident there are so many things to deal with that it may be best for an attorney to handle the paperwork while the family deals with either the issues of a funeral or of helping the family member get better.
A Huntington Beach bicycle accident attorney will be knowledgeable in what needs to be done in order to deal with the insurance company of the person who was at fault. There is more to consider than just having the bills paid and a Huntington Beach bicycle accident attorney will be able to walk you through all of these issues.