Highly Experienced Attorneys Have the Knowledge and Commitment to Help Victims of Bicycle Accidents in Southern California

Protecting the rights of bike riders for more than 25 years

For more than 25 years, the attorneys of McBrearty & Ware have been dedicated to upholding the rights of bicycle accident victims injured, including all the popular cycling routes in Long Beach, Huntington Beach, Newport Beach, Laguna Beach, Irvine and the rest of Southern California. As a devoted cyclist who rides 200 to 300 miles each week and is committed to supporting local biking charities, attorney John McBrearty has a special interest in protecting the rights of bike riders and a deep, personal understanding of the perils they face.

What are the common causes of bicycle accidents?

Bicycling is a convenient, inexpensive, healthy and environmentally-friendly mode of transportation that is enjoyed by individuals and families throughout California. However, cycling presents many dangers because bicycles are often forced to share our roads with larger vehicles. The very first traffic accident in the U.S. occurred when a car hit a bike in 1896 and since the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) first began recording bike accidents in 1932, more than 49,000 fatal bicycle accidents have occurred.

At the law firm of McBrearty & Ware, our lawyers work hard to make our streets safe for cyclists by holding each party who causes a serious bicycle accident liable for resulting injuries. With meticulous attention to detail, we use our personal experience in the issues that bicyclists face to help cyclists obtain just compensation for injuries caused by defective bike parts, defective road conditions and all types of driver negligence:

  • Failure to yield or stop
  • Failure to check blind spots
  • Sideswiping bikes
  • Sudden lane changes
  • Turning into oncoming cyclists
  • Opening car doors into bikes
  • Hitting bikes while turning in or out of driveways
  • Distracted driving or texting or using cell phones
  • Drunk driving

To learn about how you can help avoid a cycling accident, or for answers to other questions, see our bicycle FAQs.

Recovering compensation for serious bike accident injuries

Any accident involving a bicycle and car or other large vehicle, even at low speeds, can cause serious head injuries, broken bones and other injuries. According to the California Highway Patrol, our State saw nearly 15,600 bike accidents resulting in injuries and more 110 fatal accidents in in 2010. Locally, Orange County averaged one bicycle fatality per month in 2012.

At McBrearty & Ware, our attorneys understand that dealing with injuries or fatalities caused by a bike accident is highly traumatic. We dedicate our time, resources and skills to help you get the compensation you need for medical costs, rehabilitation, lost wages and other damages.

Experienced bike accident lawyers in SoCal

Our lawyers at McBrearty & Ware are proud to stand by your side and fight for your rights after a bicycle accident in Long Beach or the nearby communities. To learn more about how we can assist you, call us at 562.494.4400 or contact us online.