Bicycle injuries are painful. Broken collarbones. Cracked ribs. We first must prove that the other party, whether it be an inattentive driver or the keeper of a hazardous condition or obstacle, was negligent or at fault—ideally 100% at fault. This can get tricky as sometimes the bicyclist is wrongfully presumed to be at fault. Under California Vehicle Code 21200, bicyclists enjoy the same rights and responsibilities as motor vehicle drivers.
Newby Law Office offers a “bike-friendly” and knowledgeable environment. Debra A. Newby served as Pro Bono Counsel of The Sonoma County Bicycle Coalition for several years, volunteering her well-honed legal skills to help develop new policies and laws that protect bicyclists. She has been a member of The Sonoma County Bicycle Coalition for over a decade. One of her passions is to ride her bicycle on the back roads of West Sonoma County.
Check out this article “New Bike Law” written by Debra Newby and published in The Sonoma County Gazette.
Call (707) 526-7200 to schedule a complimentary consultation with Debra A. Newby.