CALIFORNIA BICYCLE ACCIDENT ATTORNEYSOne of the most popular modes of transportation for Californians is riding a bicycle. But with this popularity also comes the serious injuries that bicycles often face in accidents. Unfortunately, due to the inherent design of the bicycle and lack of safety features, bicyclists suffer more serious and severe injuries than those involved in other types of vehicle accidents.
If you or a loved one has been injured in a bicycle accident that was caused by the negligent or reckless actions of another person or entity, you may be entitled to monetary consultation. At the Law offices of Vahdat & Associate, our Los Angeles bicycle accident lawyers will aggressively fight your legal rights and ensure that you get the full monetary compensation that you are entitled to. Our attorneys have knowledge of the applicable laws and the experience and resources needed to successfully handle your bicycle accident case.
COMMON TYPES OF BICYCLE ACCIDENT INJURIESNo matter how careful you are you can never control the driving conditions of others. But being prepared in the event of an accident can always help. At the Law Offices of Vahdat & Associate, we encourage our clients and other bicyclists on the road to always wear protective gear while riding a bicycle. While you may not escape suffering injuries in the event of a bicycle accident, you can reduce the severity of the injuries by wearing protective gears such as a properly fitted helmet.
Below are some of the common types of injuries sustained by bicyclists in accidents:
- Back injury
- Broken bones
- Disfigurement and scars
- Head and neck trauma
- Quadriplegia and paraplegia
- Traumatic brain injury
- Wrongful death
If you or a loved one has suffered any of these injuries in a bicycle accident that was caused by the reckless or negligent acts of another, you may be entitled to compensation. Our Los Angeles bicycle accident lawyers will fight for your legal rights and assist you in obtaining the full compensation that is right for your case. Each case is fact-specific. As such, we will handle your case with the personal attention it deserves.
COMMON CAUSES OF BICYCLE ACCIDENTYou may be the most cautious bicyclist while on the road. However, the sad truth is that the majority of bicycle accidents are caused by the negligent or careless actions of other motorists on the road who are generally distracted by a dangerous item in their car, such as a cell phone or navigation system.
Some of the most common causes of bicycle accidents on the roads of California include:
- A motorist cutting off a bicyclist by turning directly in front or to the side of them.
- A motorist entering the street in front of the bicyclist cutting off their right of way, generally coming out of a parking lot or an alley.
- A motorist failing to stop for the right of way, such as passing stop signs, traffic lights, or speeding over the limit.
- A motorist who is distracted by texting or talking on a cell phone.
- A motorist who fails to remain cautious of their surroundings while behind the wheel.
- A motorist driving under the influence of a controlled substance, such as alcohol, marijuana, or other illegal drugs (including over-the-counter drugs).
Regardless of what caused your bicycle accident, the experienced Los Angeles bicycle accident lawyers at the Law Offices of Vahdat & Associate will help get you the full compensation you deserve and give you the legal protection you need.