As with motorcycle accidents
...bicycle accidents frequently take place due to motor vehicle operators’ failure to see the bike rider or failing to yield to a rider’s right to share the road. As with events involving motorcycles, bicyclists have little protection against impacts with 3000 or more pounds of steel and often result in very serious injury or death. The retention of an experienced attorney is critical in every phase of such cases. In California, motor vehicles must give bicycles three feet of space at all times and lower speeds when passing to accommodate safety.