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.
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 TBI (traumatic 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 control devices.
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.