It’s been reported that California has more bicycle riders than any other state. Sadly, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration states that the number of bicycle injuries is also on the rise. Because bicycles share the road with other bicycles, passenger vehicles, and motorcycles, there is always the chance of an accident, and unfortunately, bicycle accidents often result in severe and sometimes permanent injuries.
As an injured victim, you don’t need to face the at-fault party, insurance company, or court system alone. Protect your rights by hiring an experienced Burbank bicycle accident attorney who can help you recover compensation for your injuries and losses. To get started, contact the Compass Law Group today for a free initial consultation.
The National Highway Traffic Administration reports that there were more than 677 deaths and 48,000 injuries resulting from bicycle accidents in 2014. Because of the vast difference in speed, weight, and size between a bike and a passenger vehicle, any accident involving both can be severe.
And it’s not just the other vehicle that causes injuries. Cyclists also sustain serious injuries when they are exposed to the road. Distracted and negligent drivers put bicycle riders at serious risk of severe injury. Some of the most common injuries related to bicycle accidents are:
Even when cyclists take all the necessary safety precautions, such as using hand signals and wearing reflective clothing and a helmet, they are still less visible on the road. If a driver isn’t paying attention, it’s easy not to notice a bicycle rider and crash into them, causing significant and life-threatening injuries or death.
The legal team at the Compass Law Group is here to help bike accident victims and their families recover compensation for injuries and losses and hold at-fault drivers responsible for their negligence. To schedule a free consultation, call our team at 800-602-4010 today.
Bike accidents can result from a number of bad driving habits. For example, driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol, texting while driving, distracted driving, or failing to stop at a traffic light. While accidents can be caused by countless factors, almost every bicycle accident results in hefty costs for long-term care, time away from work, or medical bills. As such, injured victims are entitled to recover damages for expenses and injuries including:
When in doubt, speak to a Burbank bicycle accident attorney to determine what types of compensation you could be entitled to. We’ll help you gather the evidence you need to prove your case and obtain justice against careless and negligent drivers.
All bike accidents are different. As the victim, you’ll need to prove your case, which can be difficult and traumatic after suffering a serious accident. By hiring a lawyer at the Compass Law Group, you’ll gain access to experts who will gather and review medical records and evidence, and work with insurance companies on your behalf to get you the compensation you deserve. Call us today at 800-602-4010 or contact us online to schedule a free initial consultation.
Hiring the right personal injury attorney can often make the difference between getting the maximum settlement to account for your medical care, damages and lost wages or getting short changed or even having your case dismissed completely.
Have you been injured an accident due to the negligence of others? Contact the Los Angeles personal injury attorneys at the Compass Law Group, PC because finding direction after an accident means having a great Compass on hand.