Summers in Southern California are undeniably beautiful. The warm weather and sunshine draw crowds to the beach and bring more people onto the roads, which can often lead to an increase in serious and even fatal car crashes and bicycle accidents in Orange County.
Why do Orange County bicycle crashes increase in the summertime?
- Summertime activities like barbeques and picnics typically involve beer and other alcoholic drinks. If not done responsibly, this can lead to drinking and driving not only for motorists, but for cyclists too.
- Although bright, sunny days are coveted, the sunshine can also bring about poor visibility for drivers. Sometimes driving into the sun can give off a harsh glare and cause motorists to not see so well.
- Warmer weather generally brings more people outside. This makes roads congested, which can lead to more car crashes, bicycle accidents, and even pedestrian accidents.
- Children often play outside of their homes and ride their bicycles on nice summer days. If motorists aren’t looking out for them, residential bicycle accidents can occur.
If you or a family member has been harmed in a Southern California bicycle accident, you may be entitled to financial compensation for your injuries. This could cover your medical bills, rehabilitation, physical therapy, lost wages from missed time at work, and much more.
Contact John P. Burns, an experienced Orange County personal injury lawyer, to find out your rights. He will answer your questions in a free, no-obligation consultation. Call (877) 320-1338 today.