At the Law Office of Michael J. Aed in Fresno, we have years of experience handling personal injury claims, including representing injured bicyclists in the Northern California area. We have successfully represented the interests and rights of many injured victims in the community and can do the same for you. If you have been injured by someone else while you were riding your bike, you can come to our professional law firm and be confident that your rights are being fully protected.
Understanding California's Bicycle Laws
Whether you choose to ride a bike as a primary source of transportation or you are a recreational cyclist, Fresno is a beautiful place to ride a bike. Unfortunately, it is not always the safest place to ride a bicycle. Children, minors, and adults alike can suffer severe injuries after an accident occurs due to the lack of protective gear. It is crucial to remember that California cyclists and motorists must follow the same rules of the road and that they have rights guaranteed to them.
California's bicycle laws include the following:
- California Vehicle Code (CVC) 22107 - Bicyclists must yield to other drivers and cyclists and provide hand signals when stopping, turning, or changing lanes.
- CVC 21656 - Bicyclists and slow-moving motorists must move to the right or utilize bicycle lanes when traveling slower than traffic flow.
- CVC 21760 - Drivers must provide at least a three-foot margin when passing a cyclist.
- CVC 21212 - Underage bicyclists must wear protective gear.
Although California has implemented specific laws, regulations, and even traffic zones for bicyclists and pedestrians, accidents can still happen. If someone else's negligence or reckless driving has caused harm to you, a loved one, or a child, retain legal assistance as soon as possible. Our legal team has the professional resources and expert contacts needed to obtain favorable evidence that can maximize your claim, including analyzing accident reconstruction, eyewitness statements, and police accident reports. We are here to help you at this time.
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We have proudly represented the rights of injured victims in Fresno, California for decades. With a proven record of case verdicts and settlements, we know what it takes to help you get the results that you need to move forward with your life.
Call the professional team at the Law Office of Michael J. Aed today to request a free consultation.