California has perfect bicycle weather, which is why it should be no surprise that you see so many people out riding around Glendale. You see plenty of exercise riders, but you also see plenty of people just riding for leisure. Also, there are plenty of people who use their bikes as their main method of transportation. You may love to get out there, too.
But what happens if you get into an accident?
If you need a bicycle accident attorney in Glendale, you can count on the Compass Law Group to stand up for your rights. We know you deserve to be compensated fairly and we won’t stop until you are.
In a California Office of Traffic Safety survey, California respondents said they believed the most serious distractions for drivers are:
In other words, phones and other devices pose a huge risk, especially for bicyclists.
Every year from 2012 to 2016, the number of bicycle fatalities in the state has risen. In 2016, the number reached 147.
There were nearly 12,000 bicycle crash injuries that year.
Those numbers are scary for those of you who regularly set out on bicycles for some fresh air.
Why do these crashes happen?
We already talked about distracted driving. Technology has allowed so many new driver distractions. If a driver takes their eyes off the road for just a few seconds, it could be too late for a cyclist.
Drunk drivers are a danger to every cyclist on or around the roadway.
We don’t want to overstate how dangerous poorly maintained roadways can be for those riding a bike. If a road or sidewalk is buckled or there are potholes, they can cause serious harm. The agencies responsible for inspecting and maintaining roads, sidewalks, and bike pathways should be held liable for damages and injuries if they fail to fix repairs.
Even if a bicyclist is wearing a helmet, they are very likely to suffer some kind of injury. A bike offers virtually no protection from the force of a vehicle slamming into a human body. Severe injuries can result in the cyclist having major medical expenses. If they are unable to work and support their families, insurance may not cover all expenses.
How is it fair that someone else’s negligence can ruin someone financially?
Don’t wait to contact us. The Compass Law Group has a team of knowledgeable and experienced attorneys ready to take your case. We know that any injury can sideline you and jeopardize your financial livelihood, but we will fight to get you the compensation you deserve. We want to help you recover money for:
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.