Fighting for the rights for victims of bike-related accidents in California

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When faced with the unexpected, our California bicycle accident lawyer becomes your trusted ally. At RTM Law, we are committed to pursuing justice for cyclists, offering expert legal advice and representation to help you navigate the aftermath of a biking accident.


Our team doesn’t just secure victories; we achieve remarkable results. We ensure that you and your loved ones receive the compensation you rightfully deserve, covering medical expenses, property damage, pain and suffering, as well as other losses.

Kinds of Bikes That Are Prone to Accidents

Certain types of bikes can be more prone to accidents due to various factors like design, speed capabilities, and typical usage environments. Here’s a look at some bike categories that might have a higher accident risk:

  • Sport Bikes
  • ✔ Superbikes
  • ✔ Cruiser Bikes
  • ✔ Touring Motorcycles
  • ✔ Off-Road Bikes
  • ✔ Electric Bikes (E-bikes)
  • ✔ Older or Poorly Maintained Bikes
  • ✔ Dirt Bikes
  • ✔ Racing Bikes
  • ✔ Mopeds
  • ✔ Scooters

Common Causes of Bicycle Accidents and Cyclist Injuries

  • Driver Negligence (e.g., failing to yield, distracted driving)
  • Bicycle Lane Intrusions (e.g., cars parked in bike lanes)
  • Opening Car Doors (also known as “dooring”)
  • Road Hazards (e.g., potholes, uneven surfaces)
  • Poor Visibility (e.g., cycling at night without adequate lighting)
  • Cyclist Errors (e.g., ignoring traffic signals, riding against traffic)
  • Speeding (either by the cyclist or motor vehicles)
  • Weather Conditions (e.g., wet or icy roads)
  • Defective Bicycle Parts (e.g., brake failure)
  • Dog Attacks (e.g., unleashed dogs chasing cyclists)
  • Improper Lane Changes or Turns by Vehicles
  • Collisions at Intersections
  • Lack of Cycling Infrastructure or Unsafe Bike Paths



Why Trust the Bike Accident
Lawyers at RTM Law Firm?

Verifiable Expertise

With our powerhouse team of attorneys, medical experts, and case managers, we’re on a mission to champion bicycle law. Years of mastering California’s personal injury law have equipped us to fearlessly tackle even the most challenging bike accident cases. Let us fight for your justice and peace of mind.

1-on-1 Client Support

We understand that every client’s journey to justice is as unique as they are. That’s why we go beyond cookie-cutter approaches and tailor our strategies specifically to each bicycle accident case. Our goal? To ensure your voice is not only heard but truly amplified, and your needs are met every step of the way through the legal process. Let us fight for you!

Solid Track Record

Our track record is a testament to our dedication. We take immense pride in securing substantial settlements for bike accident victims, often reaching into the millions. When you choose RTM Law’s California bicycle accident attorney, you can move forward with confidence, knowing that your security is our priority.

Filing a Bicycle Crash Claim: Our Process

Comprehensive Case Review

Begin with a complimentary, no-obligation consultation. Our California personal injury attorney will meticulously examine your case and deliver an honest assessment of your legal options.

Thorough Investigation

We look deeply into every facet of your bicycle accident case. Our team of legal and medical experts gather vital evidence to construct a solid claim on your behalf.

Aggressive Representation

We strive for equitable settlements outside the courtroom, but we are also fully prepared to proceed to trial if necessary.



California Bike Accident Statistics

Here are some notable statistics related to bike accidents in California:

With our powerhouse team of attorneys, medical experts, and case managers, we’re on a mission to champion bicycle law. Years of mastering California’s personal injury law have equipped us to fearlessly tackle even the most challenging bike accident cases. Let us fight for your justice and peace of mind.

  • High Incidence of Accidents: California is one of the states with the highest number of bicycle accidents in the U.S. This is partly due to its large population and popularity of cycling.
  • Urban Areas More Affected: Major cities like Los Angeles, San Francisco, and San Diego report a higher frequency of bike accidents, often due to heavy traffic and urban congestion.
  • Injury and Fatality Rates: While the exact numbers fluctuate yearly, California consistently records a significant number of injuries and fatalities from bike accidents.
  • Impact of Helmet Use: A considerable percentage of cyclists injured or killed in accidents were not wearing helmets, highlighting the importance of helmet use.
  • Age Factors: Younger cyclists, particularly those under 18, and older cyclists over 60, tend to be more vulnerable to accidents.
  • Collision with Vehicles: A large portion of bike accidents in California involve a collision with a motor vehicle.
  • Time and Day Factors: Accidents are more frequent during evening rush hours and on weekends.

These statistics underscore the importance of safety measures for cyclists, such as wearing helmets, adhering to traffic laws, and using bike lanes where available. They also highlight the need for continued efforts to improve road safety for cyclists in California. 


For the latest numbers and more detailed information, consult state and local traffic safety resources or reports in the state, such as those from the California Highway Patrol and the California Office of Traffic Safety.

Popular California Bicyclist Routes

California, known for its scenic beauty and diverse landscapes, offers many popular bike routes that attract cyclists. However, some of these routes are more accident-prone due to factors like heavy traffic, challenging terrain, or high cyclist volume. Here’s a list of such routes:

  • Pacific Coast Highway: Known for its stunning views, but has sections with heavy traffic and narrow shoulders.
  • Los Angeles River Bike Path: Popular urban route with potential conflicts between cyclists and pedestrians.
  • Golden Gate Bridge and Surrounding Areas: High tourist activity and windy conditions can increase accident risks.
  • Santa Monica Bike Path: Busy with cyclists, pedestrians, and rollerbladers, leading to potential collisions.
  • San Francisco Market Street: High-density urban cycling with risks from vehicles, trams, and pedestrians.
  • The Strand, Manhattan Beach: Crowded with beachgoers and recreational cyclists.
  • Griffith Park Trails, Los Angeles: Mix of cyclists, pedestrians, and cars can create hazardous conditions.
  • San Diego Bayshore Bikeway: Popular but sometimes congested, increasing collision risks.
  • Marin County Bike Paths: Scenic routes that can be narrow and winding, posing risks for less experienced cyclists.
  • Silverado Trail in Napa Valley: Renowned for wine country scenery, but with fast-moving traffic and narrow lanes.

These are just some of the most popular locations for cyclists in California, and each has their own unique challenges when it comes to bicycle safety. It’s important for cyclists to be aware of the risks associated with any route they choose, and to plan accordingly. With careful planning and consideration of traffic laws, cyclists can enjoy a safe ride in any location and cycling accident cases prevented.



Who is Liable for Bicycle Accident Injuries?

Determining liability in a bicycle accident depends on various factors and the specifics of each incident. Generally, the following parties could be held liable in injury cases:

Motor Vehicle Drivers

If a driver’s negligence (like speeding, distracted driving, or failing to yield) causes an accident with a cyclist, the driver can be held liable.

Cyclists Themselves

Bicycle riders can be liable if their own negligence (such as ignoring traffic signals or riding on the wrong side of the road) leads to an accident.


In some cases, pedestrians can be liable, for instance, if they step into a bike lane without looking, causing a cyclist to crash.

Employers of Drivers

If a commercial driver (like a delivery truck driver) causes a serious bike accident while working, their employer may be held responsible.

Bicycle or Parts Manufacturers

If a defective bicycle or part (like brakes or handlebars) leads to an accident, the manufacturer might be liable.

Government Entities

If poor road conditions or inadequate signage contribute to an accident, a local government or agency responsible for road maintenance might be liable.

Property Owners

Owners of private property may be liable if hazards on their property (like obstructive landscaping) lead to an accident.

Determining liability often requires a thorough investigation of the accident scene, including examining police reports, witness statements, and, in some cases, expert testimony. In some situations, the California Vehicle Code recognizes that more than one party may share responsibility in a personal injury case.

Client Testimonials

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California Bicycle Accident Lawyer: FAQs

Here are some of the most frequently asked questions about our personal injury law firm in California.

What should I do immediately following a bicycle accident?

In the aftermath of a bicycle accident, it’s important to seek medical attention, report the incident to the police, gather contact information from witnesses, and document the scene and your injuries. You should get a medical report all the more if you got seriously injured in a bicycle crash. Consult a lawyer specializing in bicycle accident law to represent injured cyclists as soon as possible.

What can a California bike accident attorney do for me?

Accident lawyers can assist in navigating the legal process, gathering evidence, negotiating with insurance companies, and representing you in court if necessary. The goal is to seek financial compensation for damages like medical bills, lost wages, and pain and suffering.

What is the statute of limitations for filing a bicycle accident claim in California?

Bicycle accident victims generally have two years from the date of the bicycle accident to file a bicycle injury lawsuit. However, specific circumstances can affect this timeframe.

How is fault determined in a bicycle accident case?

Fault is determined by examining evidence, such as accident reports, witness statements, proof of serious injuries, and potentially expert testimony, to see whether negligence or violation of traffic laws contributed to the accident.

What if I was partially at fault for the bike crash?

California follows a “pure comparative negligence” rule, allowing you to recover damages even if you were partially at fault, though your compensation may be reduced by your percentage of fault.

Will my bike accident case go to trial?

Most personal injury claims are settled out of court, but if a fair settlement cannot be reached with the insurance company or the at-fault party, your attorney may recommend going to trial to seek adequate compensation.

Can I afford a personal injury law firm in California?

Many California bicycle accident lawyers work on a contingency fee basis, meaning they only get paid if you win your case. This makes legal representation more accessible regardless of your financial situation.

We Help Accident Victims File a Personal Injury Claim in California

Our California personal injury attorneys handle a wide range of personal injury claims in several areas, including:

✔ Anaheim, CA
✔ Bakersfield, CA

✔ Buena Park, CA
✔ Chula Vista, CA
✔ Compton, CA
✔ Costa Mesa, CA
✔ Dana Point, CA
✔ Fountain Valley, CA
✔ Glendale, CA
✔ Huntington Beach, CA
✔ Inglewood, CA

✔ Irvine, CA
✔ Laguna Beach, CA

✔ Laguna Hills, CA
✔ Laguna Niguel, CA
✔ Long Beach, CA
✔ Los Angeles, CA
✔ Mission Viejo, CA
✔ Newport Beach, CA
✔ Orange County, CA
✔ Pasadena, CA
✔ Riverside, CA

✔ San Bernardino, CA
✔ San Clemente, CA

✔ San Diego, CA
✔ San Juan Capistrano, CA
✔ Santa Ana, CA
✔ Seal Beach, CA
✔ Torrance, CA
✔ Tustin, CA
✔ Visalia, CA

✔ Vista, CA
✔ Westminster, CA

Get a Free Consultation with Our Expert Bicycle Accident Attorneys.

At RTM Law, we deeply understand the profound impact a bicycle accident can have on your life. Our experienced and empathetic attorneys are committed to championing your rights throughout California. We recognize the physical, emotional, and financial hardships you’re facing and are dedicated to diligently fighting for the compensation you need to heal and move forward.


You shouldn’t have to settle for anything less than you deserve. Let our seasoned personal injury law team be your advocate, applying our extensive expertise to bring you justice. We stand with you, ready to guide you through every step of this difficult journey.


To start your path towards recovery, contact our experienced bicycle accident lawyers. We’re here for you 24/7


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