San Fernando Valley Bicycle Safety

The California vehicle code provides that, under many conditions, a bicyclist has the right of way and that other motor vehicles on the road need to respect that right. After an accident, this can often be the critical factor in determining liability. Understanding bicycle safety, however, can help bicyclists avoid accidents and stay safe while on the road, even when sharing that road with negligent drivers.

At The Law Office of Rosenstock and Azran in Encino and serving the San Fernando Valley, our lawyers have helped thousands of accident victims recover compensation for medical bills, lost wages and other expenses. Contact us to schedule a free consultation and learn more about your rights. Either send us an email or call us at 818-666-0056. Remember — no recovery, no fee.

Bicycle Safety in Encino

Like so many places across California and the entire country, cycling has become an extremely popular activity. Many people bike for leisure, but a growing number of people use bikes exclusively as a means of transportation.

With an increase in popularity of biking, here are some bicycle safety tips that may be able to keep you safe on the road:

  • Riding on the right side of the road and traveling with the flow of traffic
  • Avoiding the “door zone,” where you could be injured by the swinging door of a parked car
  • Wearing a reflector vest and adding a light or other reflectors to your bike
  • Obeying all safety laws, including stop signs and stop lights
  • Signaling properly

While these tips can help avoid many accidents, they still happen even when a cyclist is being completely safe. Negligent drivers cause many accidents every year and deserve to be held accountable for their actions.

Contact an Encino Bike Accident Lawyer Today

For more information regarding Encino bicycle safety at The Law Office of Rosenstock and Azran, contact us today and schedule an appointment for a free initial consultation. Call us at 818-666-0056 to talk with an experienced attorney.