Bicycle riding is an important part of life for many people throughout California. For some bicyclists in Orange County, riding is not just an occasional leisurely activity but a regular mode of transportation. But regardless of whether a person rides a bike every once in a while, or is an avid daily rider, bicyclists should be able to share the roads with cars and other vehicles without having to fear for their safety.
A recent bicycle accident in Studio City resulted in the death of a 42-year old bicyclist. The bicycle accident victim died at the scene. The accident occurred as the bicyclist was riding his bike west on his way to work, entered an intersection and was hit by a privately owned garbage truck.
Semi trucks are a common sight in and around Orange County. But semi truck accidents can produce catastrophic injuries and even fatalities. If the accident was caused in part by the truck driver or the trucking company, injured victims may have a variety of medical expenses and other damages for which they need to recover compensation. Likewise, the family of a deceased victim can bring a wrongful death claim against a negligent driver and the truck owner.
Before anyone rides a motorcycle on California's roadways, they should consider the potential dangers that are involved and get proper training on riding safely. Although motorcycle accidents may not be any more common than accidents involving other types of vehicles, the injuries to motorcyclists can be far worse than what people in larger vehicles suffer in similar accidents.