While there have been efforts to make riding a bike in Los Angeles safer, the unfortunate reality is that the roads can still be very dangerous to bicyclists. Drivers aren’t used to watching for bikes, and one moment of distraction can have catastrophic, even lethal, consequences.
If you were injured while riding your bike in LA, you may benefit from talking to an experienced personal injury attorney about your legal options. Don’t hesitate to contact Sepulveda Sanchez Law today to schedule your complimentary consultation with a Los Angeles bicycle accident lawyer. Se habla Español.
Common Causes of Bicycle Wrecks
The biggest danger to bicyclists is motor vehicle drivers. Although initiatives have been put in place to make Los Angeles a more bike-friendly city, many drivers don’t appreciate their lanes being reduced in order to put in space for bikes and they fight legislation for new bike lanes. Motorists also don’t pay enough attention to bicyclists and may hit them out of carelessness.
Common causes of bike accidents are much the same as with car accidents, and include:
- Distracted driving
- Drunk driving
In addition, poor infrastructure makes the roads a dangerous place for bicyclists more often than not. Bike lanes are limited around the city, and even having one isn’t a guarantee that a car won’t swerve into your lane and hit you. No matter the cause of the accident, an attorney familiar with cycling injury cases could help an individual file a lawsuit against the at-fault party.
Potential Injuries Following a Cycling Accident
Bicycles offer very little protection to their riders, and accidents are almost always catastrophic. Common injuries from a bike accident can include:
You may need to spend extensive time in the hospital, undergoing surgery and rehabilitation. Temporary or permanent disability is common, and you may need to take significant time off from work or school. You may not even be able to go back to work or school in the same capacity as before the accident.
Our legal team understands the impact that a bicycle accident can have on your life, and we work hard to get you the compensation you need so that you can recover without the looming threat of never-ending hospital bills over your head.
Compensation Available After a Bicycle Collision
Compensation for bicycle accident injuries can include:
- Medical treatment
- Prescription medications
- At-home care
- Pain and suffering
- Lost wages and loss of future income
If your loved one was tragically killed in a bicycle accident, wrongful death compensation can include funeral and burial costs as well as loss of companionship and loss of income.
Medical debt is the leading cause of bankruptcy in America. Although calling a lawyer may not be something you want to do after being injured or losing a loved one in a bicycle crash, it’s something that can help you immeasurably in the long run. Let Sepulveda Sanchez Law be your advocate to help you win against insurance companies that only care about their bottom line.
Schedule Your Consultation with a Los Angeles Bicycle Accident Attorney Today
Dealing with the consequences of a severe bike accident can be challenging. In addition to severe physical pain, you may suffer emotional and financial losses. If you wish to take legal action against the responsible party, call a Los Angeles bicycle accident lawyer today to schedule a free consultation.