Santa Rosa Hit and Run Bicycle Crash
On July 4, 2018, a driver of a BMW allegedly hit a Santa Rosa bicyclist and then fled the scene of the collision. The cyclist was taken to the hospital with serious injuries. According to Times of San Diego, this crash occurred at an intersection at Pacific Highway and the driver of the BMW later turned himself in.
Compensation for California Cyclists after a Hit and Run
We have a page dedicated to hit and run bicycle accidents. That page explains ways victims of hit and run collisions may be compensated after the crash. In the event the driver who hit you or your loved one can not be found, and you have Uninsured Motorist Coverage (UIM) on your car or truck, you may be able to seek some compensation for your bicycle related injuries through your own insurance company. If the driver is located (or turns themselves in) you may then seek compensation for your injuries.
Many people are scared after hitting a cyclist, but drivers should know that they have insurance for a reason. And, of course, they should stop to render aid to any cyclist after a crash. It’s obviously the right thing to do and it’s also the law. Depending on the severity of the cyclist’s injuries, you could end up in prison for years if you flee the scene of a bicycle crash in California.
Contact a Lawyer After a Bicycle Crash
Regardless of the circumstances of the crash, you should contact a personal injury lawyer after any major injury to hear all of your available options.
Bay Area Bicycle Law is the only law firm serving Santa Rosa and all of northern California focused exclusively on representing cyclists. There are many benefits of contacting a specialist and we have the experience and skills necessary to handle bicycle accidents cases to the upmost level of professional expertise. If you or a loved one was rear-ened, doored, sideswiped or hit by a hit and run driver while on a bicycle, contact us today for a free consultation.