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The experienced Los Angeles bicycle accident lawyers here at Blair & Ramirez LLP assist bicycle collision victims and their families in recovering maximum compensation for their injuries. If you or a loved one has been hurt or killed in a bicycle accident, call us at (213) 568-4000 for a free consultation.
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When you need a Los Angeles bicycle accident lawyer, call Blair & Ramirez LLP at (213) 568-4000 for a free consultation from our experienced personal injury attorneys.
Here is the true cost of bicycle accidents here in Los Angeles.
In California, tens of thousands of bicyclists are injured in accidents every single year. Hundreds lose their lives in collisions with vehicles—a tragedy for the cyclist and their family, who face the stark reality of medical and funeral costs for their loved one. More so than any other vehicle, cyclists are fully exposed to the dangers of the road. The consequences can be deadly.
For many cyclists, any collision with a vehicle at any speed is a worst-case scenario. Bicycle accidents result in significant injuries. At Blair & Ramirez LLP, our attorneys work with cycling victims to recover maximum compensation for their personal injury. We also work with the families of deceased cyclists to get compensation for their medical and funeral costs.
What causes bicycle accidents?
How is fault determined in a bicycle accident?
Both bicycles and the larger vehicles they share the road with have certain responsibilities they must uphold under California law. Similar to vehicles, cyclists must stop at stop lights and stop signs, and proceed through intersections only when it is lawful to do so. Cyclists should use official hand signals to identify when they are planning on turning. Their bikes must have proper lighting to be visible to other traffic at night.
Fault in a cyclist-vehicle collision is often dependent on who acted unlawfully or irresponsibly in a way that led to the accident. A cyclist who runs a red light and is hit by a car with the right-of-way is a very different situation from a vehicle that crossed a bike lane to make a right-hand turn, hitting a cyclist.
What is the impact of an accident on the victim?
Any vehicle-bicycle collision at any speed has the capacity to cause serious injury or kill the cyclist. Wearing a helmet can help protect the cyclist from brain injuries to a degree, but the rest of the body—limbs, torso, and spine included—have little-to-no protection from the force of the vehicle body or the hard pavement. Accident survivors may have significant recovery times or disability ahead of them.
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Common Types Of Bicycle Accidents
Here is what you need to know about bicycle accidents.
Do not walk away from an accident.
The number of bicycle accidents that cyclists are able to walk away from, scratch-free, are few and far between. However, the onset of adrenaline and confusion of the collision can often attribute to many cyclists being able to walk away from the scene relatively unharmed.
Especially in cases where the cyclist does not consider the bicycle worth the hassle or the bicycle is undamaged, there are many situations in which the cyclist immediately leaves the scene, believing in the “no harm, no foul” principle. It is only later that they realize their mistake, as the adrenaline wears off, the pain arrives, and they are left with no driver contact information to file a claim.
If you are involved in a bicycle accident, call 9-1-1 and have on-scene medical personnel evaluate you. You should also ask police to file an accident report and get accident-related information—including a name, phone number, insurance information, and license plate number—from the vehicle’s driver.
The vehicle’s insurer is not on your side.
Do not make the mistake of assuming that the driver’s insurance company will do right by you. No matter what they say over the phone or how sympathetic they may sound, their representatives have one goal: to find ways to limit their liability and reduce compensation. In many cases, insurance companies will try to settle with you as soon as possible. This is often a very low offer, designed to get them off-the-hook for covering your personal injury costs.
Before you speak to insurance representatives, call us at (213) 568-4000 for a free consultation. Our attorneys advise our clients on how to communicate with the driver’s insurance company.
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A bicycle accident is a serious event that can lead to life-changing consequences for victims and their families. If you or a family member has been involved in a bicycle accident, call Blair & Ramirez LLP at (213) 568-4000 for a free consultation with a Los Angeles bicycle accident attorney.