Los Angeles Bicycle Accident Lawyer
Do I Need a Bicycle Accident Lawyer’s Help?
While undergoing recovery, attempting to take care of legal matters without a 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 victims 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 team at Angelenos Accident Lawyers will prevent the injured from being deceived by misleading insurers. We also have the resources and pedigree to build a strong case and negotiate a fair settlement to account for victims’ losses.
Why Choose Angeleno Accident Lawyers?
Bicycle accidents can often lead to a 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 bike 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 a favorable settlement.
Bike Accident Statistics
Statistically, bike accident injuries and fatalities continue to rise in Los Angeles, as well as in various parts of California. Researchers attribute this increase to more vehicles on the road and the prevalence of distracted drivers. 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 cyclist will be involved in a car accident with a motorist. The data also indicates the following in CA:
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 Injuries from a Bike Accident
Like most accidents, bike accidents often occur because of negligent motorists.
While the driver may not undergo any harm, the bike rider can suffer extreme physical injuries, as well as emotional trauma. At Angeleno Accident Lawyers, we have been successful in recovering compensation for the following types of injuries:
- Spinal Injuries
- TBI (Traumatic Brain Injuries)
- Bone Breaks and Fractures
- Cuts and Lacerations
- Internal Bleeding
- Rotator Cuff and Joint Injuries
- Meniscus Tears
- Wrongful Death
How to Prove Negligence and Determine Fault
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 accident, 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 personal injury 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:
- Running a stop sign or red light
- Drunk driving
- Fatigued driving
- Distracted driving
- 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 LA could also be found liable in the suit. An experienced lawyer will be able to make these distinctions and determine all responsible parties.
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