Many people in Los Angeles are using bicycles for recreation or as a mode of transportation. Riding a bike provides health benefits to the user and environmental benefits to the world around us, but sometimes riding a bike can result in injury. Every mode of transportation comes with risks. When you are injured in a bike accident that was caused by another person’s negligence, you have a right to file a lawsuit that will compensate you for the injuries you suffered. At SM Law Group, APC, we help injured men and women get settlements to pay for their medical care and the pain and suffering they endured.
Bike accidents happen in many ways. One of the most common (and also most dangerous) causes of bike accidents is being struck by a car. Many motorists don’t know it, but they are required to operate their vehicles in a manner that does not unreasonably expose others to risk. When sharing the road with a bicyclist, there are certain rules that drivers must follow. When a driver is negligent and strikes someone on a bike, disastrous injuries can occur to the bicyclist.
Bike accidents can also be caused by defects in the bike that lead to crashes, such as problems with braking, steering, or tires. In other cases, bike accidents are the result of another bicyclist, a pedestrian, or a dangerous condition in a bike trail, road, or sidewalk, such as a pothole or uneven concrete.
Because the human body is exposed to outside elements and forces, and lacks the protection that comes in a car, such as airbags, seatbelts, and reinforced frames of the vehicle. This means that even a low-speed accident can cause serious injuries.
Some of the common injuries to bicyclists include:
At SM Law Group, APC, we are dedicated to helping accident victims recover fair settlements for their injuries. We’ve recovered millions for clients so they can repay their damages, including medical bills like surgeries and hospital stays, lost wages or income earning capacity, property damage, and pain and suffering. When you are injured because of another person’s negligence, you shouldn’t be left to deal with the consequences by yourself. Our experienced Los Angeles personal injury lawyers know now to negotiate a fair settlement for you, and we are prepared to go to trial if that’s what it takes to make sure your interests are protected. Call our office today to schedule a free consultation where our attorneys can advise you about your rights under California law.
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