Bicycle Safety and Accident Claims in CA
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News and information about bicycle safety issues and bike accident claims in California from Los Angeles personal injury attorney, Steven M. Sweat.  
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Driver pleads guilty for killing doctor riding bike near beach

Driver pleads guilty for killing doctor riding bike near beach | Bicycle Safety and Accident Claims in CA | Scoop.it
A motorist pleaded guilty Friday to accidentally hitting and killing a Newport Beach doctor as she bicycled with her husband along Newport Coast, court records show.
Steven M. Sweat's insight:

Our California coastal communities are where people like to bike more frequently than just about any other.  Unfortunately, this leads to increased interaction between motor vehicles and bike riders.  This story is a tragic case of what I, as a California bike accident lawyer, see all too frequently, which is a scenario where a motor vehicle strikes a bicycle rider and then flees the scene.  Inevitably, these incidents are witnessed and the witnesses come forward to provide license plate information which leads to criminal convictions and civil actions for recovery of money damages against the motor vehicle operator.  Our thoughts and prayers go out to this particular victim's family.

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U.S. DOT introduces bike safety summits | Better Roads

U.S. DOT introduces bike safety summits | Better Roads | Bicycle Safety and Accident Claims in CA | Scoop.it
Ray LaHood announced yesterday on his Fast Lane blog that the United States Department of Transportation (U.S. DOT) will host two bike safety summits this year as part of the department's effort to help protect bicyclists on roadways.
Steven M. Sweat's insight:

As a bike accident attorney in California, I support these types of summits by the U.S. Department of Transportation to improve bike safety measures nationwide.

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Cyclists, Cycling Fans Roll Into the Redlands Bicycle Classic

Cyclists, Cycling Fans Roll Into the Redlands Bicycle Classic | Bicycle Safety and Accident Claims in CA | Scoop.it
The annual event, which kicked off Thursday, continued in Downtown Redlands much to the joy of dozens of professional and amateur cyclists who geared up and raced.
Steven M. Sweat's insight:

The Redlands Classic is a bike race in San Bernardino County, CA.  It reminds all of us southlanders that the weather is warming up and bike riding season is here.  As a bike accident attorney in Southern California, I always like to remind everyone to be safe this spring and summer when riding bikes or or near roadways.  I also like to remind motorist to "share the road"!

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Encino mountain bike accident seriously injures woman, 31 - Los Angeles Daily News

Encino mountain bike accident seriously injures woman, 31 - Los Angeles Daily News | Bicycle Safety and Accident Claims in CA | Scoop.it
Encino mountain bike accident seriously injures woman, 31
Los Angeles Daily News
ENCINO - A 31-year-old woman suffered serious injuries Sunday while riding a mountain bike on a dirt road off Mulholland Drive, a fire official said.
Steven M. Sweat's insight:

Mountain biking accidents in Los Angeles are not that uncommon.  There are many off-road trails in and around the city.  It is always important to remember safety rules when riding a bike on a dirt surface where traction can be much less than asphalt.

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