Bicyclist Injured In Stanford Car Accident Along May field Avenue In Front of Stanford University Dorms
PALO ALTO, CALIFORNIA (February 17, 2020) – A bicyclist was seriously injured in a car accident along Mayfield Avenue in front of the Stanford University dorms.
California Highway Patrol are saying that the collision took place around 10:31 a.m. For reasons that remain under investigation a car hit the pedestrian and knocked them to the ground.
Paramedics were called to the scene of the car accident in order to help the victim. They were taken to the hospital in order to receive treatment for a head injury.
An investigation remains ongoing at this time.
Liability In Palo Alto Bicycle Accidents
All drivers have a legal obligation to take measures in order to avoid accidents with bicyclists. According to California Vehicle Code 21200, “A person riding a bicycle or operating a pedicab upon a highway has all the rights and is subject to all the provisions applicable to the driver of a vehicle by this division, including, but not limited to, provisions concerning driving under the influence of alcoholic beverages or drugs, and by Division 10.” Victims of bicycle accidents often suffer very serious injuries including:
- Head trauma
- Spinal cord injuries
- Organ damage
- Broken bones
Any person that is injured in a car accident 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.
Getting Help After A Palo Alto Bicycle Accident
Have you or someone that you care about been injured in a car accident? There are a number of laws designed to protect your rights. 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. You’re always welcome to reach out to us anytime at (888) 888-9285.