Bicyclists have every right to the lanes in and around Fresno, but that right is of little help when drivers get careless and ignore the right-of-way.
Motorists owe cyclists a special “duty of care” in all situations. It means they must stay extra alert to spot cyclists using the roadway and slow down as they come upon them. A distracted driver or a reckless driver may fail to monitor the road and collide with a cyclist to cause a devastating accident.
Bicyclist Struck and Killed in Northeast Fresno
A man riding a recumbent-style bicycle was tragically hit and killed by a motorist in Fresno Wednesday afternoon. KGPE-TV reports the accident occurred just after 1:30 p.m. near Woodward Park.
Fresno Police say a truck driver proceeding southbound on Friant Drive turned westbound onto Audubon drive and struck the man on the bike. They say the victim was a male in his 50s. The man was pronounced dead on the scene.
Fresno Police Investigators continue to work to determine the circumstances that led to the truck’s driver hitting the cyclist.
Earning Support for Families After a Fresno Bicycle Accident
A tragic bicycle accident can leave families to wonder how justice can be served after a loved one was killed doing something they loved.
Families faced with financial hardships after a tragedy must act quickly to prove an at-fault driver was negligent in showing a duty of care to a cyclist. Close relatives are encouraged to file a wrongful death claim to recover money to help with a memorial service and burial and emergency response fees.
This civil lawsuit filed against a driver’s insurance provider also asks for support to cover future hardships. A family who has had a loved one taken from them will face the years ahead without the care and financial support a victim will no longer provide. The family must be protected from these difficult losses for as long as needed.
Contact a Fresno Bicycle Accident Lawyer
Martin Gasparian, the founder of Maison Law, works to protect the rights of cyclists and their families to make sure they are aware of the benefits available to them after an accident. Insurance companies won’t be informing you of all of your options, but you can learn about them when you talk to an experienced bicycle accident attorney.
Mr. Gasparian is a highly regarded Fresno Bicycle Accident Lawyer and he offers a free information session to the families of Fresno bicycle accident victims. He strives to earn families the financial support they’ll need while protecting them from the frustrations of dealing with insurance representatives.