Bicycle Accidents and Injuries
A bicycle accident may cause catastrophic and potentially fatal injuries. Of all
auto accidents, those involving a bicyclist are often the most serious - most frequently to the rider of the bicycle rather than the driver or occupants of the motor vehicle involved. A bicycle accident may cause broken or
fractured bones, head trauma,
spinal cord injury or neck injury even in a relatively low-speed accident. In high-speed or high-impact collisions, the bicyclist may lose his or her life.
Have you or a friend or family member been involved in a bicycle accident in Los Angeles? At Pacific Attorney Group, we help people just like you take legal action in these matters. An attorney at our firm may be able to assist you in filing a civil lawsuit against the driver or whatever party caused the accident to occur, meaning you will have the opportunity to seek financial compensation for your injuries. You may be able to recover money for medical care, lost wages, emotional trauma, future lost earnings and any medical treatment you may need in the future. This can help you rebuild your life financially, physically and emotionally so you and your family can move on.
Causes of Bike Accidents: Driver Negligence
Many motorists simply do not see bicyclists or pedestrians until it is too late. Studies have shown that drivers are more likely to focus on frequent dangers, such as oncoming traffic and other drivers. When sharing the road with a bicycle rider, the motorist may be entirely unaware of the cyclist's presence or may not understand the cyclist's right of way. This can easily cause a serious bicycle accident and therefore injury or even