Bicycle Accidents

Los Angeles Bicycle Accident Lawyers

Advocating for Injured Bicyclists Against Carelessness

In the United States, bicycle safety remains a huge issue when it comes to motor vehicle drivers willingness to share the road. Awareness initiatives, safety campaigns, and the implementation of bicycle lanes in some high-traffic areas are great steps forward, yet 854 bicyclists were killed as a result of motor vehicle crashes in 2018.

If you were injured in a Los Angeles bicycle accident, or if you lost a family member in a bicycle crash, you may be able to pursue compensation for medical bills, lost wages, pain and suffering, and other damages by filing a personal injury or wrongful death lawsuit. Our attorneys at Baum Hedlund Aristei & Goldman can help you take legal action; we will fight to maximize your claim and prevent the same negligence from hurting others.

To begin, call our Los Angeles bicycle accident attorneys today at (855) 948-5098.

Does My Injury Qualify for a Bicycle Accident Claim?

If your injury was caused by the negligence of another, it is likely that your injury qualifies for a legal claim.

Injuries that bicyclists frequently file a claim for include:

In the worst scenarios, a bicycle accident may result in death. Roughly 2% of fatal crashes each year involve bicyclists, according to data from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety. While child bicycle accident fatalities have declined over the years, deaths among cyclists age 20 and older have tripled since the 1970s.

If your spouse, child, family member, or another loved one was killed due to someone else’s negligence, you can file a claim for wrongful death to seek justice. We understand that this cannot make up for your loss, but it can help you find closure by holding them legally responsible and preventing them from harming others.

What Are Common Causes Bike Accidents in Los Angeles?

Some of the most common examples of negligence committed by motor vehicle drivers include:

  • Failing to provide cyclists with adequate space to maneuver
  • Distracted driving
  • Speeding
  • Not looking when making a turn
  • Failing to yield
  • Running a stop sign or a red light

There are many other scenarios that can lead to an accident, which is why it is critical for drivers to be aware of bicyclists on the road.

Should I Hire a Los Angeles Bicycle Accident Attorney?

When choosing legal representation, it is vital that you give the decision proper consideration. Your case will be best served by retaining a personal injury attorney with experience litigating and winning bicycle accident cases.

Baum Hedlund Aristei & Goldman lawyers have decades of experience representing victims of bike accidents. Our Los Angeles firm has resolved a high volume of transportation accident cases since we started our practice in 1973, including claims for cyclists.

Across all areas of practice, Baum Hedlund Aristei & Goldman has earned more than $4 billion in verdicts and settlements. Although no lawyer can promise a favorable resolution of any claim, our reputation highlights our acumen in the courtroom and the dedication we have to our clients. Put simply, we know what it takes to win big cases.

Los Angeles Bicycle Laws

In Los Angeles and the rest of the state of California, bicyclists have the same rights and responsibilities as motor vehicle drivers, per the law. As such, cyclists are entitled to the same level of care as other drivers on the road.

California law also allows for bicycle accident lawsuits to be pursued even if the cyclist may have been partially at fault for the accident. The courts may consider these cases based on what is called “comparative negligence.” This simply means that those partially at fault can file a claim for compensation, although any awarded compensation may be reduced according to their percentage of responsibility.

Proud Advocates for Injured Bicyclists

At Baum Hedlund Aristei & Goldman, we are passionate bicycle safety advocates with a track record of success litigating cases on behalf of victims and their families. If you sustained serious injuries in a bicycle accident involving a car, bus, or truck, it is important that you speak with an experienced bike accident attorney as soon as you are able.

Our lawyers are recognized throughout the nation by multiple industry organizations, from the Elite Trial Lawyers and the National Trial Lawyers to U.S. News — Best Lawyers® and the National Board of Trial Advocacy. Put experienced lawyers on your side.

Fill out an online form today to get in touch with a Los Angeles bicycle accident lawyer at Baum Hedlund Aristei & Goldman.

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