Andrew Civin Sonoma County: Andrew Civin Injured In Sonoma County Bicycle Accident On Petaluma Hill Road
SONOMA COUNTY, CALIFORNIA (October 30, 2019) – A 34-year-old bicyclist identified as Andrew Civin was seriously injured in a car accident on Petaluma Hill Road.
California Highway Patrol are saying that the accident took place around 12:05 a.m. on Tuesday. For reasons that remain under investigation a driver hit Andrew Civin as he was riding in the northbound side of the road by Crane Canyon Road.
Andrew Civin sustained serious injuries and was taken via ambulance of the Santa Rosa Memorial Hospital. He then had to be transferred to the Stanford University Medical Center.
The driver that hie the victim remained at the scene. An investigation into the bicycle accident remains ongoing.
Liability In Bicycle Accidents
According to the People Powered Movement, “Statistics show that while the overall number of bicycle accidents in the country is declining, the number of fatal bike accidents is on the rise. In 2015, there were 45,000 reported bicycle accidents in the United States, down from 50,000 reported accidents in the prior year.” There are a number of reasons why bicycle accidents take place including:
- Distracted driving
- Driver intoxication
- Left hand turns
Victims of bicycle accidents may have legal recourse through a bodily injury claim. Damages in a civil claim can help cover lost wages, medical bills and pain and suffering. A bicycle accident attorney can examine all of the facts of your case and let you know what your legal options are. There are, however, statute of limitations associated with filling a civil claim.
Getting Help After A Car Accident
Have you or someone that you care about been injured in a bicycle accident? Even if the at-fault driver does not have insurance you may have legal recourse under Prop 213. Our team of personal injury attorneys are here to answer any questions that you may have. We are committed to making sure that accident victims are aware of their rights and that those rights are being protected. Whether you just have questions about the law or need a free, independent investigation into an accident we are here for you. You can reach out to us anytime at (888) 888-9285.