Riding a bicycle it’s a convenient, healthy, and inexpensive way to transport, but if a cyclist is involved in an accident, the injuries can be devastating and costly. Most cyclists are aware of the dangers of bike travel and take precautions to prevent accidents. Still, nobody really expects to be involved in a serious bicycle accident. But some drivers don’t respect a cyclist’s right to share the road, and since bicycles are much smaller than your standard vehicle, drivers may not notice them. Conversely, some bicyclists do not realize they are required to obey the same traffic laws as drivers.
In Los Angeles, California, negligence, unfortunately, happens often on the road – enough to cause thousands of serious injuries and deaths each year. A bike accident often results in very severe, catastrophic injury and can range from a traumatic brain injury to spinal cord injury and everything in between.
Common Bicycle Accident Injuries:
- Ligament, tendon, or muscle strains, and tearing
- Loss of mobility
- Organ damage
- Head injuries including concussions
- Cuts, scrapes, and bruising
- Dental injuries
- Facial injuries
- Broken or fractured bones
- Scarring and disfigurement
- Lower extremity injuries
- Spinal cord injuries
- Road rash
- Internal injuries
- Skull fractures
- Traumatic brain injuries
- Wrongful death
Catastrophic and permanent injuries are common in serious cyclist accidents. Bicycle crash survivors often live with the repercussions of their accidents for the rest of their lives
Common Causes Of Bicycle Accidents In California
Bicycle accidents can be caused by:
- Improper lane change
- Collisions with motor vehicles
- Impaired car driver
- Collisions with other riders, fixed objects
- Ride error
- Poor weather and road conditions
- Distracted automobile driver
- Motor vehicle speeding
- Failure to yield right-of-way
Bicycle accidents involving motor vehicles are often caused by drivers who are unaware of their surroundings, however.
This is why it is extremely important to have a lawyer fighting for you:
The personal injury laws are complicated, as is the California court system, and insurance companies will often try to have an individual who is not represented by an attorney. The judicial process is challenging to navigate, even for a well-trained and experienced attorney and holding the correct party accountable may take an investigation of your collision from a skilled lawyer.
At Workers’ Advocate Law Group each of our clients is given personal attention since every accident case is unique. Our skilled and experienced legal advocates can assist you in the challenges of your case and are committed to get the best outcome for you. We listen to you and offer support throughout the whole process.
File your claim and schedule your free consultation in English or Spanish today. Count on an experienced lawyer from Workers’ Advocate Law Group who has extensive experience in fighting for their clients’ rights.