Bicycle Accident Attorneys

Helping Victims & Families

A bicycle accident may cause catastrophic and potentially fatal injuries. Of all traffic accidents, those involving a bicyclist are often the most serious – most frequently to the rider of the bicycle rather than the driver or occupants of the motor vehicle involved. A bicycle accident may cause a range of injuries, including:

  • Broken bones or fractures
  • Head trauma and brain injury
  • Neck and spinal cord injury
  • Catastrophic injuries and permanent disability

If you or someone you care about has been hurt in a bicycle accident caused by another, you may have a right to compensation. At Pacific Attorney Group, our bicycle accident attorneys fight to protect the rights of victims and families and secure compensation for their losses, which may include:

  • Medical bills
  • Cost of future medical treatment
  • Lost work wages
  • Lost future earnings or earning capacity
  • Pain and suffering
  • Emotional injuries

To learn more about your right to compensation and the potential value of your claim, we encourage you to call a our firm at 800.358.9617 for a FREE consultation with one of our bicycle accident attorneys.

The Role of Driver Negligence in Bicycle Accidents

Many motorists simply do not see bicyclists or pedestrians until it is too late. Studies have shown that drivers are more likely to focus on frequent dangers, such as oncoming traffic and other drivers. When sharing the road with a bicycle rider, the motorist may be entirely unaware of the cyclist’s presence or may not understand the cyclist’s right of way. This can easily cause a serious bicycle accident and therefore injury or even death.

Take Action with a California Bicycle Accident Attorney

Have you or a friend or family member been involved in a bicycle accident? At Pacific Attorney Group, we help people just like you take legal action in these matters. A bicycle accident attorney at our firm may be able to assist you in filing a civil lawsuit against the driver or whatever party caused the accident to recover your damages. This can help you rebuild your life financially, physically and emotionally so you and your family can move on.

Bicycle Accident Attorney in Los Angeles

In Los Angeles, bicycling may appear to be a safe means of transportation, but there are many dangers that come with riding a bicycle. Cyclists must deal with similar road dangers that drivers face, including road hazards, bad weather conditions, and drunk drivers. In addition, bicyclists may experience fatal collisions with larger vehicles including SUVs, trucks, and even 18 wheel big rigs.

When colliding with these larger vehicles, bicyclists have a likelihood of suffering from severe injuries and even death. When colliding with large, metal-made vehicles, bicyclists pose a small chance of suffering from just minor injuries. Most bicycling injuries result in: brain damage, spinal injuries, and fractures.

Being defensive and extra cautious is crucial when bicycling. But even so, accidents can still occur. If a bicyclist manages to dodge an oncoming vehicle, the bicyclist may accidentally swerve into property or a parked vehicle. In doing so, the bicyclist may obtain injuries or damage other property in the process.

Bicycle Equipment

Many bicyclists choose to wear helmets and elbow and knee pads. This practice does help to prevent injuries in minor accidents, but help very little when involved in major collisions with vehicles. However, it is extremely imperative to always wear a helmet and protective gear while bicycling in Los Angeles.

With protective gear, defects can occur and are sometimes responsible for inadequately protecting the bicyclist. A product can even cause more harm to the bicyclist just by being defective. When this occurs, a Los Angeles bicycle accident attorney can help you with any defective productive liability claims. The attorney will work to compensate you against the manufacturer.

Los Angeles Bicycle Accident Attorney

If you were recently injured by a driver while bicycling, you should contact a bicycle accident attorney. Many bicycling accidents result in serious injuries that require medical attention and treatment. If your injuries required costly exams, medication, or surgery, you should seek legal counsel.

Bicycle injuries may result in time lost from work which is more than just an inconvenience, but a threat to a one’s livelihood. If your injuries are causing you future loss of income or affecting your close relationships, you should contact one of our Los Angeles bicycle accident attorneys.

Our attorneys will work to get you compensation for any injuries or damages done to your bicycle. They will also work to compensate you for the physical suffering and pain associated with the injuries. Do not hesitate to contact us because you are afraid our services will be costly. If we decide to take your case, our attorneys will not charge you unless we win you your case. We will not get paid unless we can get you paid.

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Los Angeles Serious Bicycle Accidents and Injuries Attorney

Los Angeles Bicycle Injury Lawyer

Los Angeles Serious Bicycle Accidents and Injuries Lawyer
Bicycle Accident

In 2008, 52,000 bicyclists were injured in traffic accidents throughout the United States (according to statistics compiled by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.) California ranked highest in all the states for the number of bicycle accident injuries, with 3,434. Why are bicyclists at risk of serious injury in the event of an accident with a motor vehicle? A bicycle is a lightweight, non-motorized vehicle that offers a rider no protection in the event of a collision. Because a motor vehicle is so much heavier and larger than a bicycle, the bicycle and rider will sustain the brunt of the impact and therefore the most damage. Brain injury, head trauma, spine injury, multiple bone fractures, and serious neck injury are all types of physical trauma a bicyclist may experience.

If you, a friend or a family member was injured in a bicycle accident anywhere in the greater Los Angeles area, our firm may be able to help. At Pacific Attorney Group, we represent clients in all types of serious injury claims, including those involving bicycle accidents and all types of motor vehicles. We welcome calls 24 hours a day, 7 days a week to our toll-free number: 1-800-358-9617. Don’t hesitate to call us to schedule a consultation with an experienced Los Angeles Serious Bicycle Accidents and Injuries Lawyer as soon as possible.

Liability in Los Angeles Bicycle Injury Cases

Either a bicycle rider or a motorist may be held liable in a bicycle accident. Bicyclists must observe the same rules as motorists, including stop signs and signals, as well as lane markings. Motorists must also safely share the road with bicyclists, allowing at least 3 feet of clearance when passing a bicycle rider and yielding to cyclists at intersections just as they would yield to another car or truck. Drivers should watch for bicyclists before opening car doors or pulling out from parking spaces as well.

Were you seriously injured in a bicycle accident in the Los Angeles area? Contact a Los Angeles Serious Bicycle Accidents and Injuries Lawyer at our offices for a free consultation.

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