Los Angeles Bike Accident Attorney
Causes of Bike Accidents
When a bicyclist is sharing the road with trucks, buses and cars he or
she is constantly at risk. You have to contend bad road conditions and
with drivers who are distracted, speeding and who ignore traffic signs
and lights, talking on a cell phone, texting, or eating while driving.
You may not be granted right of way and in some cases you may not even
be seen. The injuries that bicycle riders suffer when they tangle with
pavement or a larger vehicle can range from minor to catastrophic. If
you have been injured while riding on your way to work, to do errands
or just for fun it is important to gain the assistance of a
Los Angeles personal injury attorney who will take action on your behalf.
Bike Accident Lawyer in Los Angeles
With over 100 deaths of bicyclists in California each year, safety equipment
including a helmet is a must as two-thirds of these deaths are due to
brain injury). Other injuries that cyclists suffer include cuts and lacerations,
broken bones, multiple fractures, closed head trauma, spinal cord injuries and wrongful
death. Riding defensively, watching out for buses, cars in driveways,
at cross streets and making turns is your best protection against injury.
Keep in mind that even if the driver seems to make eye contact with you
this may not mean the driver actually registered your presence. Most drivers
after an accident state that they did not "see" the rider approaching.
An experienced bike accident lawyer at our firm will investigate your
accident to gather and safeguard evidence crucial to your case, such as
road conditions and lighting, witness statements, signs and other traffic
Our skilled legal team is fully aware of the challenges you face in recovering
from your injuries, the medical expenses, and other financial stresses.
We are dedicated to obtaining justice for a client injured through the
negligence of another. We can file a claim for compensation of damages
against a government entity, a commercial driver or a private individual
to obtain recovery of your damages. Call Okabe & Haushalter to consult
with a skilled
personal injury lawyer who will fight for you.
Contact a Los Angeles Bike Accident Attorney
at our firm is determined to help a client recover compensation for all injuries.