Cycling, whether for sport or leisure purposes, is important to millions across California. Miles of beaches, breathtaking backroad scenery and thousands of miles of bike paths sprawl across the Golden State, making the largest state in America attractive for bike riders near and far. Bicyclists account for 2% of traffic deaths nationwide, which means a day of leisurely riding can turn into a deadly venture.
Avid bike riders injured by another’s negligence count on Compass Law Group, PC when only top-notch representation will do. A bike-riding Santa Clarita bicycle accident attorney from our office takes claims stemming from tragic accidents and turns them into fair settlements. Focusing litigation on events leading up to bicycle rider’s tragic incident allows our firm to accurately negotiate favorable compensation.
Provided bike riders are following rules of the road, California laws protect their interests. Purposely entering an area where cyclists frequent, whether it’s to avoid colliding with another vehicle or while under the influence of alcohol or drugs, comes with serious consequences especially if death occurs to any rider. When serious injury and significant bike damage occur, money for time off work and possibly thousands to replace some bike models may be requested.
In 2014, the average age of bicyclists killed by other motorists was 45. As older generations of bike riders populate the streets of California, this age will undoubtedly increase as people conscientious about their health turn to bike riding to burn off excess calories and stay fit. It’s the responsibility of motorists to protect bike riders bypassing them with care, and staying out of bike lanes which run parallel with vehicle lanes.
As pedestrian and bike riding laws favor law-abiding citizens, our Santa Clarita bicycle accident attorney erases any doubt by providing substantial aggravating evidence which caused the rider to be injured. Many of the estimated 45,000 bike injuries reported by the NHTSA could’ve been avoided have motorists paid closer attention to their surroundings.
Serious bicycle injuries require competent counsel to navigate complex negotiations and civil procedures; you’ll find Compass Law Group, PC encompasses those traits. California is the leading state for bicycle fatalities, and we’ve successfully litigated wrongful death cases involving bikes.
Texting while driving, reaching across seats to pick something up from floorboards, and driving under the influence cause many of these preventable bike wrecks. With bicycling accounting for 1% of trips taken across America, no reason why your first bicycle ride should be your last.
Once you’ve retained us, we work closely with law enforcement to collect reports indicative to the accurate representation of your claim. We’ll scour the neighborhood for witnesses to your accident. And we’ll hold lengthy discussions with at-fault defendant’s legal counsel and insurer to see what type of favorable settlement terms can be reached.
Bicycle accident lawyer help is one phone call away. Compass Law Group, PC is committed to providing unparalleled client support and ethical representation of all bicycle accident claims.
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.