We are Los Angels Bike Accident Lawyers dedicated to perusing justice for riders hurt by cars and trucks negligently driven on California roads.
Bicycle safety is of particular concern given the evident lack of protection on bicycles. As a result, bicycle accidents often lead to great bodily injuries, catastrophic injuries, and sadly in many cases death. Every year an estimated 700 bicyclists perish from Bicycle traffic collisions, with over 100 bicycle accident deaths taking place in California, while thousands more are injured. Here at Downtown La Law helping to prevent such accidents is our utmost concern.
If you have been involved in a bicycle accident we advise you to contact a skilled bicycle injury lawyer to defend your right to compensation for your damages.
Common Bicycle Accident Injuries and Compensation
Given the lack of protection bicycle related injuries can be very serious unfortunately leading to death. Below are some of the most common bicycle related injuries.
- Brain and head injuries: including severe head trauma, and permanent brain injury.
- Lacerations to the scalp and face leading to broken teeth.
- Facial Fractures,
- Broken Limbs, legs, arms, hands,
- Severing of the limbs
- spinal cord injuries, leading to quadriplegia or paraplegia
- serious abrasions often referred to as “road rash”
If you have been involved in such injuries and have suffered damage as a result of another person’s negligent action then compensation is your right. Recovery for your damages may be based on compensatory damages such as, medical expenses, home care and nursing expenses, lost wages, as well as mental stress and pain and suffering, anxiety, post traumatic stress, and los of consortium. In some instances due to product defects in car accidents punitive damages may be attributable as well. For more questions regarding compensation for your injuries call our Los Angeles bicycle accident attorney hotline (855) DT-LA-LAW
Teenagers – College Students and Bicycle Accidents
As a result of the sunny year round weather in California, Universities and Colleges allow and encourage bike ridership in their campuses. Schools such as USC, UCLA, Cal-Berkley, and many more have experience a massive growth in bicycle ridership in the past decade.
However, commensurate with this rapid growth alteration in traffic safety and regulations on campuses has not taken place leading to dangerous conditions for ridership. If you child has been injured in a bicycle accident in or near a college campus there may be liability on the part of the college he is attending.
It is important to contact a personal injury lawyer skilled in bicycle laws in California to assist you in any future legal action you wish to pursue for your child’s bicycle accident.
Bicycle Helmet Defects and Serious Injuries:
Over the past two decade the use of bicycle helmet has seen a dramatic increase leading to an increase in head and neck protection. However many helmets do not provide adequate protection since they are wither defectively manufactures, designed, or do not contain proper construction materials. One way to determine the efficacy of a helmet design is via its “impact attenuation” . If the material of a helmet fails to absorb the force of an impact then a traumatic head injury may result. If you have suffered brain injuries after a bicycle accident it may be the result of a defective helmet. To learn more about defective helmets leading to serious injuries click here.
Should I sue for my Bicycle Accident Injuries
If you’ve suffered injuries resulting from a bicycle accident or a pedestrian accident you must first tend to your wounds and heal your injuries. Seeking vindication of your rights is our job. At Downtown LA Law Group our Los Angeles Bicycle Lawyers are skilled and knowledgeable in defending the rights of those who have suffered spinal cord injuries, neck/back injuries, broken bones or any other injury due to a bicycle accident. We will hold liable those who caused your accident including bicycle manufactures for defective products, car and truck drivers, and pedestrians.
Our aggressive and tenacious Bicycle Injury Lawyers will keep on the offensive until they make sure you have been fully compensated for your bike injuries and vindicated for your loss. We will go to trial and take on liable drivers and their insurance carriers’ so that your rights are protected.
Who do I contact if I have been injured by Car hitting me while walking?
If you need a Los Angeles Bicycle Accidents Attorney or an Orange County Bicycle Lawyer we can help. We will take care of every legal detail and make sure you achieve the highest compensation possible for your loss; in the meantime, concentrate on the most important part of this process – your recovery.
Remember that it is crucial to act quickly after you’ve been injured to report bicycle collision accident claim before any limitations can lower or extinguish your rightful claim. Call us for a free consultation with one of our neck & spinal cord injury lawyers regarding your bicycle accident: (855-DT-LA-LAW)
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