Bicyclists, especially when involved in an accident with a car, are particularly vulnerable to serious injuries such as: brain injury, head trauma, broken bones and fractures, lacerations and even spinal cord injury.

Although some states conclude that the driver is always at fault in a car vs. bike accident, California is a little different. In Chula Vista the fault lands on the negligent party and that party is responsible for all of the damages. According to California law, “everyone is responsible, not only for the result of his or her willful acts, but also for an injury occasioned to another by his or her want of ordinary care or skill in the management of his or her property or person” Cal. Civ. Code § 1714(a).

If you suffered serious injury as a result of a motorist’s carelessness, contact Chula Vista Legal Center. We are San Diego Personal Injury Attorneys with a proven record of success in helping those who have been a victim of a bicycle accident, to receive the necessary medical attention, care and treatment you need, in addition to compensation for future care you may require. Contact us at 619-564-4455 for a free consultation and case-specific guidance at our convenient Carlsbad office.

FAQ’s About Bicycle Accidents


Q: What is the statute of limitations for bike accidents in Chula Vista?

A: The statutory period for a person involved in a bicycle accident to file a claim is 2 years. If the lawsuit to seek damages isn’t filed within that period, a judge may deny the claim.