A bicyclist injured by a negligent driver has important rights

By |2022-01-05T19:30:19+00:00April 28th, 2016|

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.

When an accident involves a bicycle and a motor vehicle, the biker may be lucky to live through the accident, let alone escape without any injuries. Cars, SUVs and trucks are all many times larger and faster than bicycles. The speed and mass of those vehicles typically means serious injuries to bicyclists who are hit by automobiles.

A bicyclist who is injured in an accident caused by a negligent driver has the right to recover damages, including compensation for medical expenses, lost income and pain and suffering. The attorneys at Easton & Easton, LLP have a combined 70 years of experience handling personal injury cases. We know how to comb through the evidence and uncover all of the essential facts to prove an injured client’s claim.

Our firm’s website contains some helpful information about the initial steps that a person should take if they are involved in a bike accident. For example, an injured victim should not agree to talk with or give any kind of recorded statement with an insurance company before consulting with an attorney.

Bicyclists in Orange County should do all they can to prevent and avoid accidents with motor vehicles. Despite those efforts, however, a biker can still end up suffering serious injuries at the hands of a negligent driver. If this happens, the injured person should know that they have legal recourse available.


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Doug Easton has practiced law since 1971. After 20 years of practicing with various large litigation firms, he founded the Law Offices of W. Douglas Easton in 1991 as a solo practitioner. In the years that followed, Doug’s sons Brian and Matt joined him in the practice and helped build the firm into a powerful force to help right the wrongs done to their clients. Much of their success over the years has stemmed from the dynamic created by the familial nature of the firm and how harmoniously they all work together, each of their individual strengths complementing and fortifying the group as a whole. Accordingly, the firm changed its name to Easton & Easton, LLP in 2014 to better reflect the true dynamic of the firm and Doug now serves as Managing Partner of Easton & Easton. In 2015, Doug was selected as a Top 100 Litigation Lawyer in California by The American Society of Legal Advocates. In addition, Doug is listed in Strathmore’s Who’s Who, and in 2008 was named its “Professional of the Year” in Medical Malpractice.
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