There are millions of bicyclists in the United States. According to the National Highway Transportation Safety Administration ("NHTSA"), almost one-third of the population ride bikes. Due to the increase in the number of bicycles on the road throughout the United States and California, Los Angeles has constructed special bike lanes. Los Angeles bicycle accidents cause more serious injuries than other Los Angeles automobile accidents. Unlike, automobile passengers, the only protection that Los Angeles cyclists have in the event of a collision, comes from their helmet. Even despite California's mandatory helmet laws, head injuries still account for a majority of serious injuries in Los Angeles bike accidents. Los Angeles bike accidents also result in a significant portion of fatalities; approximately 2% of Los Angeles traffic accident fatalities involve Los Angeles bike accidents.
As of 2012, there are over 200 miles of striped bicycle lanes in the City of Los Angeles. Still, bicycle awareness still lags far behind. California law is clear; section 21200 of the California Vehicle Code states that bicycle riders have the same rights and are subject to the same laws as other drivers on the road. Nevertheless, Los Angeles motor vehicle drivers do not respect a bicyclist's right to share the road and, more importantly, many Los Angeles cyclists have not been properly educated on how to legally and safely share the roads with automobiles. Many Los Angeles bicycle riders continue to ride their bicycles on the sidewalks and wrong-way riding continues to be a problem in Los Angeles neighborhoods.
In order to combat the lack of bicyclist awareness and the discomfort the City of Los Angeles has added new green buffered bike lanes. A study by the Los Angeles County Bicycle Coalition shows that recent improvements in Los Angeles bicycle riding infrastructure comes with a decrease in side-walk riding and an increase in helmet use, but there is still room for improvement. It is extremely important for Los Angeles riders to take the appropriate steps to prevent and protect yourself from a Los Angeles bicycle accident injury. Riders should make sure to wear helmets, brightly colored and protective clothing while cycling, and to follow the rules of the road in order to minimize their change of injury in a Los Angeles bicycle accident.
Our Experienced Los Angeles Bicycle Accident Lawyers Understand the Complexities of a Los Angeles Bicycle Accident Case
Our Experienced Los Angeles Bicycle Accident Lawyers Understand the Complexities
of a Los Angeles Bicycle Accident Case
Los Angeles bicycle accidents can have devastating effect on their victims. Collisions involving bikes in Los Angeles present unique challenges for prosecution of your Los Angeles injury claim. Insurance companies will try to demonize the Los Angeles cyclists and wrongfully deny their claims. Routinely, insurance companies try to settle Los Angeles bicycle injury claims for close to one-third less than they would a similar claim by Los Angeles automobile passenger.
Insurance companies employee armies of investigators, experts, and other professionals to protect their "bottom line." You need an advocate on your side that is a skilled negotiator, to ensure you get the maximum recovery for your Los Angeles bicycle accident. An experienced Los Angeles bike accident lawyer at the B & D Law Group, APLC will fight to make sure you are adequately compensated for your Los Angeles bicycle accident injuries.
Our Experienced Los Angeles Bicycle Accident Attorneys Know How to Get You the Maximum Recovery for Cyclists Injured in a Los Angeles Bicycle Accident
The experienced legal team at the B&D Law Group, APLC realizes that Los Angeles bicycle accidents can result in adverse impacts and we are here to help you through these difficult times. Our skilled lawyers intimately understand California laws relating to the use of bicycles on Los Angeles public road. We are familiar with the mechanics of a Los Angeles bicycling accident and the aftermath of resulting injuries, and will help you get the compensation you deserve.
If you have been involved in a Los Angeles bicycle accident or lost a loved one in bicycle collision please contact the skilled Los Angeles Lawyers at the B&D Law Group, APLC.
Call (888) 563-4092 to schedule your free case evaluation with a licensed attorney. We will travel to meet you, no matter the location.