Bike Accident Lawyer Los Angeles
Avid cyclists populate California perhaps more than any state or nation on earth.
Bicyclists have special paths and painted areas where they’re legally bound to ride in. However careful skilled bike riders may be, accidents occur in Los Angeles every year because of driver negligence or distraction. Whether you were competing or simply riding with family members for fun, rules of the road apply both to bicyclists, and cars who may encounter them.
Millennials are getting more and more creative in how they earn paychecks. A growing trend is delivering packages, letters or food via bicycle because it’s cheaper and spares California airways unneeded emissions of carbon dioxide.
Being injured during the commission of a delivery job with your bicycle is huge. Not only are you a pedestrian, but essentially a small business owner as you’ve put your bicycle out there as ‘for hire’. This means any injuries to you are automatic injuries to your earnings, which significantly increases what compensation you’re entitled to.
Populated regions like Los Angeles make bicycle accidents a nearly everyday occurrence. Right-of-way laws, difficult for laypeople to navigate, can blur who really is to blame. Our Los Angeles bike accident lawyers are ready to take your case immediately knowing the complexity of laws involving bikes in California.
Drivers under the influence, simply not paying attention to cyclists or roadway spills are common reasons serious injuries happen to cyclists. Of course, you have the infamous ‘California Stop’ where vehicles approach stop signs and slowly roll through them rather than pausing.
Although two-wheeled and much lighter, bicycles are considered vehicles. Your more expensive bikes are insurable, although medical insurance should cover accidents of no fault to bike owner. One thing bicyclists must remember: they’re held to similar standards of ‘reasonable effort’ in avoiding collisions. This means that if there’s some feasible way to avoid running into an open car door, a bike rider must try. When Compass Law Group, PC recreates the accident scene and talks with witnesses, we’re looking for specific information such as possible avoidances, post-accident sentiments and so forth.
Proper protection being worn can ward off serious brain injuries and other physical calamities, although sometimes protection isn’t enough. We work hard to adjoin facts with law to better substantiate your claim. Again, we never collect attorney fees directly from clients as we wrap them into final settlement orders.
Bicycle riding, whether for work or pleasure, is supposed to be fun. Don’t let impaired or inattentive drivers ruin your life – let a Los Angeles personal injury attorney from our firm get you the compensation you deserve for your trouble, loss of wages and more. Insurers are tough to deal with, especially where bike riders are concerned. They can and will bully those lacking knowledge of bike laws.
You have the right to seek damages after an accident injury. Exercise them with us today.
This list isn’t all-inclusive many personal injury suits have been raised based on different factors that aren’t included above. Our team of Los Angeles car accident attorneys can work on cases without anything out of pocket.
We’re old enough to have the necessary experience, yet young enough to use the most cutting-edge technology and tactics, and are determined enough to fight and outsmart the other side, every time.