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Cyclist Dies in Collision With Motor Vehicle in the City of Chino, California

City of Chino, CA (Feb. 01, 2020) – A 37-year-old cyclist, resident of Pomana, sustained fatal injuries following a collision with a car in the City of Chino. The accident, which occurred in the evening, happened along Philadelphia Street, near Bridger Avenue. According to the witness, the victim was found unresponsive at the scene after being struck by the vehicle. He was transported to Chino Valley Medical Center, where he was ultimately pronounced dead. It is not clear whether drugs or alcohol played a role in the collision, but the driver who struck the victim remained at the scene and was cooperating with police.

According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, bicycle accidents have been on the rise since 2009. Even as many cities adopt safety measures to prevent auto vs. bicycle accidents and raise awareness about sharing the road, many bike accidents continue to occur.

Bicycle accidents can happen as a result of a wide-variety of reasons. Generally, however, they are caused by driver negligence. In California, all drivers have a duty to drive responsibly and follow the state’s traffic laws. Unfortunately, not every driver adheres to their responsibilities. Reckless actions frequently committed by drivers include driver distraction, such as texting while driving, and driving while sleep deprived. Other negligent actions can include driving while under the influence of an intoxicating substance and speeding.

In California, when the bicycle accident has been caused as a result of driver negligence, the at-fault driver will be held financially accountable for the victim’s damages. Depending on the case, an injured cyclist may be able to recover both economic and non-economic damages. This can include a loss of wages, medical expenses, and loss of quality of life.

Bicycle accidents in California can also be caused as a result of dangerous road conditions. This can involve construction zones, streetcar tracks, lack of infrastructure for cyclists, parked cars, downhill inclines, and wide streets. When an accident has been caused as a result of a faulty road condition, the city or government agency responsible for maintaining the road can be held accountable.

It is worth noting that whether the auto vs. bike accident was caused by the at-fault driver or a government agency, the State of California has strict deadlines set in place to bring a case forward. In a legal perspective, these deadlines are recognized as a statute of limitations. Injured victims who fail to bring a personal injury case forward before the deadline expires will be unable to pursue compensation for their injuries. Generally, claims filed against most parties must be submitted within two (2) years from the date of the accident. When a claim is being filed against a government agency, however, the claim will need to be filed within six (6) months from the date of the accident.

Establishing negligence in an auto vs. bicycle accident can be tricky, especially if no crime was committed at the time of the incident. In most cases, the responding police officer will indicate if a negligent action was committed at the time of the accident. Even when the officer is unable to make a determination, obtaining witness testimony and taking pictures of the scene can help corroborate the event. Additionally, it is critically important to seek a medical evaluation following a bicycle accident. Establishing a medical record immediately after the accident will ensure the right to a fair compensation is preserved.

Filing a personal injury claim for a bicycle accident is a critical component in the ability to sustain a strong and healthy recovery. Depending on the degree of impact involved in the accident and the speeds at which the cyclist and driver were traveling at, a bicycle accident can cause serious, life-altering injuries. Some of the most devastating injuries can involve amputations or loss of limb, spinal cord injuries, head trauma, and disfigurement.

If you or someone you know was injured in a bicycle vs. auto accident, it is important to speak to a proficient personal injury attorney. A skilled litigator can discuss the available legal options and defend the right to a maximum compensation. When the accident has caused the untimely passing of the victim, the victim’s family has the right to seek compensation by filing a wrongful death case on behalf of the deceased. Contact the support of a knowledgeable attorney for more information.

The attorneys at the Law Offices of Attorney Justin H. King have successfully represented hundreds of accident victims throughout California. With more than a decade in dedicated experience, the firm has persevered in the most complex bicycle accident cases. Consider contacting the law firm and schedule your free, no-obligation consultation today.

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I went from feeling like a basket case from all the stress to feeling calm and collected after talking to Justin. He is a phenomenal personal injury lawyer and is a truly calming and reassuring presence. This firm helped me in ways I can't even adequately put into words, other than to say Thank You, Justin, to you and your awesome team.
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After an auto accident, I felt really nervous calling an attorney because I had never worked with one before. But from the first conversation I had with Jessica, I felt so at ease. Justin then called me and was so easy going and we had a nice conversation too. The entire staff took great care of me and I am very happy.
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I was in a car accident that was not my fault two years ago. A friend of mine had a family member who had been helped in the past by Justin King, and they suggested I call him. I'm so glad I did! Justin and his team took great care of my situation and got a great settlement for me. I highly recommend them if you have been in an accident. You will be very happy with what this firm. They are smart, hard-working, honest, and take great care of their clients.
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