Bicycle Accidents

California Cycling Laws that May Surprise You

California Cycling Laws that May Surprise You

Most of us know the basics of cycling laws. For example, if a person is on a bicycle, he or she has to follow most of the same “rules of the road” as motor vehicles. The extent of the laws regulating the use of bicycles, though, is pretty remarkable at first glance. There are over 30 different laws on how and where people can ride their bikes. Not only is the number of laws regulating bicycle riding surprising, but the content of some of those laws is unexpected as well. Here are a few [...]

By |February 26th, 2014|Bicycle Accidents|

Car vs. Cyclists Accidents: A Deep Dive into the Tragic Numbers

Car vs. Cyclists Accidents: A Deep Dive into the Tragic Numbers

Because I love cycling and the wonderful benefits that it provides (improved health, preservation of natural resources, cleaner air, and less traffic, just to name a few) it pains me to see just how frequently cyclists are being injured and killed in collisions with automobiles on the road. What’s even more alarming is the percentage of these accidents that are of the hit and run variety.

Our firm has represented victims of cycling accidents since the day we opened our doors, and since that time disturbingly little legislation has been [...]

By |February 24th, 2014|Bicycle Accidents|

Estey & Bomberger Representing Cyclist Injured by Hit-and-Run Driver

Estey & Bomberger, LLP is representing Robert DeMaio, a San Diego cyclist who was seriously injured in a hit-and-run accident on Aldine Drive.

On the morning of September 7, DeMaio was finishing up a 50-mile ride when he was struck by a vehicle that witnesses claim swerved into him. The driver fled the scene of the accident, but DeMaio recognized that it was a Subaru that had hit him. He called out for someone to “go after the Subaru” that ran him over. But witnesses instead attended to DeMaio until an ambulance arrived.

After DeMaio was released from the hospital, he [...]

California’s Three Feet of Safety Law: A Hard-Won Battle After a Long Fight

California’s cycling advocates have finally triumphed in the assembly hall. An overwhelming bipartisan vote in the state’s legislature propelled AB 1371, the Three Feet for Safety Act, onto the desk of Gov.Jerry Brown. After five previous rejections over the last several years, the bill was signed by the governor on September 23, 2013. It is scheduled to go into effect September 16, 2014.

The current law requires motorists who want to pass cyclists on public roads to observe a “safe distance” when doing so. The Three Feet for Safety Act goes a step further and defines “safe distance”as at least three feet. A [...]

By |October 11th, 2013|Bicycle Accidents|

Child Injured Riding Bicycle in Desert Hot Springs

An automobile struck a child riding his bicycle on last Monday morning, leaving him with minor injuries, according to the California Highway Patrol. The incident occurred on the corner of Camino Campanero and Via Vista drive. Police officers in the area responded to the call, which came in around 4:09pm. About an hour later it was determined that the child was not seriously hurt.
Our Legal Perspective
As injury attorneys, we frequently see accidents just like this between a bicyclist and a motorist. It is critical that, once they have ensured their immediate safety, victims of these types of [...]

By |September 19th, 2013|Bicycle Accidents|

Bicyclists Face Imminent Danger on the Road in San Diego

At Estey Bomberger, our San Diego bicycle accident attorneys understand the imminent dangers cyclists face on city roads. One of our founding partners, Mike Bomberger, is an avid cyclist who has experienced the pain and suffering associated with a bicycle accident injury. Mike’s experience as a bicycle accident victim has given him a unique perspective to handling bicycle accident claims and he is passionate about helping victims see justice served. For several decades in San Diego and throughout the state, Mike and his colleagues have helped numerous bicycle collision victims obtain substantial settlements and verdicts for accident-related damages.

Types of [...]