You have just had a bicycle accident. Perhaps a car suddenly pulled out from a side road, alley or driveway. Bicycle riders are the most vulnerable drivers on the road.
According to the NHTSA, there were 618 cyclist fatalities in 2010. 72% of fatalities occurred in urban areas and 67% happened at non-intersections.
174 fatalities occurred between 4 p.m. and 8 p.m., while 152 happened between 8 p.m. and midnight.
In 2010, the average age of cyclists killed in traffic crashes was 42. During the past 10 years, there has been a steady increase in the average age of both cyclists killed and injured, which debunks the stereotype of inexperienced young bicyclists causing accidents.
It’s not just young people getting into bicycle accidents, the numbers show that older riders are especially at risk for a bicycle accident. As the numbers show, most bicycle accident fatalities happen in urban areas.
You can’t get much more urban than Los Angeles. Unfortunately, the likelihood of your being a bicycle accidentis pretty good, even if you’re a careful bicyclist.
You may experience cuts, bruises and broken bones. Your bicycle has been badly damaged as well. You’re losing time from work, you have medical bills, physical therapy and more.
If you try to handle your claim yourself and without the aid of a Los Angeles bicycle accident lawyer, it’s very likely that the other driver’s insurance company will not pay you what you are due.
Additionally, you may have to deal with defective bicycle components, defective roadway conditions and anything the police may wrongfully conclude that the bicyclist is at fault for an accident.
You need to hire a lawyer who understands cycling, a cyclist’s rights and how to deal with the police when they wrongfully conclude that a cyclist was at fault in an accident.
We handle bicycle injury cases, We will evaluate everything, hire experts, obtain photos, interview witnesses, and, go to the scene of the accident.
Our Los Angeles bicycle accident lawyersare extremely experienced and successful in obtaining compensation for bicycle accident victims.
Majid Hashemi is an experienced Los Angeles bicycle accident lawyer who focuses on personal injury cases, works on a contingency basis, returns calls and is always professional and courteous.