Cyclists Representing Cyclists

Bike Accidents Caused by Unsafe Road Conditions

Put Our Orange County Bicycle Accident Attorneys on Your Side

Cyclists who frequently ride in California know that certain areas tend to have poorly maintained roads. However, even places that usually have better roads and paths can be hazardous when unsafe conditions are present. In fact, these areas can actually prove more dangerous to cyclists who are not on the lookout for hazards and poor conditions.

If you were involved in a bike accident—whether a single-cyclist, multiple-cyclist, or cyclist-auto accident—and you believe that unsafe road conditions played a role in the crash, you may be entitled to financial compensation. Our Orange County bicycle accident attorneys can help you navigate the legal process, negotiate with insurance companies and other liable parties on your behalf, and help you seek the maximum compensation you are owed for your damages.

To discuss your potential case with our attorneys during a free initial consultation, contact Bike Legal online or call (800) 449-4850 today.

Examples of Dangerous Conditions for Cyclists

Some of the most common examples of dangerous road conditions that are hazardous to cyclists include:

  • Potholes
  • Parallel cracks
  • Trash/debris on the road
  • Uneven pavement/asphalt
  • Unfinished shoulders
  • Graveled shoulders
  • Poor drainage, leading to puddles
  • Unclear signage
  • Broken/malfunctioning traffic signals
  • Hazardous construction areas
  • Unclear lane markings
  • Lack of bike lane
  • Signage, poles, trees, and vegetation too close to the roadway

Please note that this list is not exhaustive; there are numerous other types of unsafe road conditions, including poor weather, that can lead to bicycle accidents. It is important that you always follow safe riding practices when navigating hazardous areas.

Who Is Liable for Unsafe Road Conditions?

In many cases, unsafe road conditions can be traced back to negligence on the part of the city or municipality responsible for maintaining the area’s roads and trails. Proving liability in bike accident claims involving unsafe road conditions can be very tricky. It is absolutely crucial to the outcome of your case that you work with a qualified attorney who is experienced in these types of claims.

At Bike Legal, our Orange County bicycle accident lawyers are prepared to help. We have successfully recovered more than $300 million for our clients. We work quickly to help you secure the maximum amount of compensation you are owed and, when the liable party refuses to settle, we are prepared to represent you in trial.

Call (800) 449-4850 or submit an online contact form for a free consultation today. There are no fees for you unless we win your case.

Over $300 Million Recovered for Injured Cyclists

In our 35+ years of handling cycling accidents, we have achieved significant and noteworthy results for our clients, amounting to over $300 million total. Our bicycle accident lawyers have handled hundreds of cycling accident and injury cases, including numerous cases that proceeded to trial—with successful results.
  • Cyclists vs. Auto $4 Million
  • Cyclist Rear-Ended $3 Million
  • Negligent Event Promoter $1.4 Million
  • Cyclist Rear-Ended $500 Thousand
  • Cat 3 Female Cyclist Struck By Car $500 Thousand
  • Cyclist Rear-Ended $500 Thousand

Hear From Our Clients

  • They are part of the cycling community and fully understand the perspective of the cyclist.

    “They consistently fight for their clients to get superior settlements and have excellent client services.”

    - Vince D.
  • I would strongly encourage anyone seeking an excellent law firm to use Bike Legal.

    “The regular updates helped to reassure us that they were diligently working on our behalf. They always took my calls or returned messages promptly.”

    - JR- Triathlete
  • Thank you Bike Legal for all of your hard work on my case.

    “You were able to recover far more than I ever expected and was able to get back racing quickly!”

    - Sasha R.
  • The Bike Legal team is a generous sponsor for my son's racing team and frequent speaker at our team meetings.

    “When my wife, Alison, was hit by a pickup truck while riding her bike, the Bike Legal team responded to our questions quickly with a precise and understandable manner.”

    - RL- Team Velosport Cyclist
  • They are a must for any case you might have.

    “I greatly appreciate the quick efforts to get me back on my feet and cycling again. Very friendly staff that all worked together to make the process very easy.”

    - RF CAT 1 Cyclist

Why Work With Us?

We Understand Bike Accidents!
  • Deep Rooted in the Community

    We have a real cycling culture at our law firm.  We are actively involved in the cyclist community and sponsor local teams and events.

  • Superior Results

    Our firm has recovered over $300 million on behalf of cyclists.

  • Experienced Legal Team

    We have been representing cyclists for over 35 years and have handled hundreds of cases.

  • 24/7 Personalized Access

    Speak with our Client Coordinator 24/7 and schedule same-day appointments.

  • Unparalleled Resources

    Our team has the resources and relationships with experts to help you through your medical treatment and build your case quickly to maximize results.

  • Trial-Tested

    We are not afraid to take your case to court to get the best possible outcome.

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