How Can a Bicycle Accident Lawyer Help?
If you suffered serious injuries in a bicycle accident, our Los Angeles bicycle accident attorney will be your advocate in recovering the financial compensation that you deserve. Please reach out to us to schedule a free consultation to learn more about our services and how we can help you get back on the road to recovery.
Do I Need a Bicycle Accident Lawyer’s Help?
While undergoing recovery from severe injuries, attempting to take care of legal matters without a bicycle accident lawyer will be stressful and complicated.
It’s very difficult for victims to focus on healing while simultaneously dealing with the other party’s insurance. Additionally, the legal proceedings are complex for those who do not have experience in personal injury law.
A skilled Los Angeles bicycle accident lawyer can assist with filing personal injury claims and personal injury lawsuits. In addition, attorneys can assist plaintiffs (the injured cyclists) seek justice against the defendant (at-fault motorist) by recovering their losses.
Without the right legal knowledge or representation, the defendant’s insurance company may attempt to take advantage and convince a bicycle accident victim to settle for a less-than-deserved amount.
Insurers have also been known to delay the filing process so that the deadline for the statute of limitations is missed.
In California, people are allotted two years to file a personal injury claim against the defendant. Once that time expires, legal action can no longer be pursued.
Our legal team at Angelenos Accident Lawyers will prevent our injured clients from being deceived by misleading insurers. Our experienced attorneys have the resources and pedigree to build a strong personal injury case and negotiate a fair settlement to account for victims’ losses.
Why Choose Angeleno Accident Lawyers?
Bicycle accidents can often lead to severe injury or worse, which is why it’s vital to work with a Los Angeles bicycle accident attorney who has a great deal of experience in these types of bicycle accident cases.
Our law firm is devoted to seeking justice for bicycle accident victims throughout Southern California. This is why we’ve been so successful, recovering over $300 million in verdicts and settlements. Our bicycle accident lawyers will work tirelessly to help you with your bicycle accident claim that results in fair compensation.
Bike Accident Statistics
Statistically, bike accident injuries and fatalities continue to rise in Los Angeles, as well as in various parts of Southern California. Researchers attribute this increase to more vehicles on the road and the prevalence of distracted driving.
Cycling is also on the rise, as it’s a great form of exercise and a cost-effective means of transportation. Therefore, with more bicycles on the road, the more likely a bicycle rider will be involved in a car accident with a motorist.
The data also indicates the following in California:
From 2016-2018, there were 455 bicyclist fatalities
There are 3.9 bike accident deaths per 1 million people
The fatality rate is the highest it has been over a 3-year span since the mid-1990s
From 2016-2018, there were 2,516 bicyclist fatalities nationwide
LA County has the highest amount of fatal bike accidents in CA
Fatalities in Los Angeles
From 2016-2018, there were 106 bicyclist fatalities in Los Angeles
Common Bicycle Accident Injuries Suffered
Like most accidents, bicycle accidents often occur because of negligent motorists.
At Angeleno Accident Lawyers, we have been successful in recovering maximum compensation for the following types of injuries:
- Spinal Injuries
- TBI (Traumatic Brain Injuries)
- Broken Bones and Fractures
- Cuts and Lacerations
- Internal Bleeding
- Rotator Cuff and Joint Injuries
- Meniscus Tears
- Wrongful Death
Proving Negligence in a Bicycle Accident Claim
Before holding one party or multiple parties liable in a lawsuit, it must first be determined who was responsible for causing the bike accident.
In order to hold the correct party accountable, an investigation must be conducted. Immediately following the collision, it is likely California Highway Patrol officers did their own investigating at the scene of the accident, then created a police report.
This is a good place to start, but it will also be necessary for the law firm to conduct its own investigation as well. This helps strengthen the case and covers any areas that may have been previously overlooked.
The other element to proving fault is presenting how negligence played a role. When on the road, motorists are legally obligated to operate their vehicles with a duty of care.
Forms of negligence include violating any traffic laws, such as:
- Speeding or aggressive driving
- Running a stop sign or red light
- Drunk or impaired driving
- Fatigued driving
- Distracted driving
- Road Rage
- Not yielding to bicyclists
In many scenarios, the motorist is solely at fault for the wreck. However, there are instances where another party may have also taken part in causing the accident. For example, it is the city and government’s responsibility to maintain safe roadways. Therefore, if a road hazard, like a pothole, contributed to the accident, then the city of Los Angeles could also be found liable in the suit.
An experienced lawyer will be able to make these distinctions and determine all responsible parties.
Contact Us to Schedule Your Free Consultation
At Angeleno Accident Lawyers, our bicycle accident attorneys specialize in representing Los Angeles bicyclists.
If you or a loved one were injured in a bicycle crash in Los Angeles, contact us today. We offer a free, no-obligation case assessment and will discuss all of your legal options.
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Get Help From a Bicycle Accident Attorney
There are several reasons why it is a good idea to get help from a Los Angeles Bicycle Accident Attorney after a bicycle crash. A personal injury lawyer will have extensive knowledge of bicycle laws and can help you receive the financial compensation you deserve.
Our firm has recovered over $300 million in verdicts and settlements for our past clients, including those injured in bicycle accidents.
We understand the dangers of bicycle accidents. With our expertise in bicycle accidents, years of experience, and our passion to defend your rights against insurance companies and negligent drivers, you have a chance to claim what's owed to you after a serious injury.