Bicycle riders are subject to the same traffic laws and have the same rights and responsibilities as drivers of other motor vehicles.
They also have a responsibility to familiarize themselves with bike safety measures and are required to follow specific laws and regulations for bicyclists, such as having proper helmets or being visible to other drivers at night. Although the best way to handle a bike accident is to prevent it in the first place, collisions do occur, often resulting in serious injuries or death.
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There are often cases where bicycle accidents occur not because of the fault of the bicyclist, but of other drivers.
Injuries can include:
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In the event that an accident was unavoidable, or occurred due to negligence of the other party, a bicyclist needs to hire legal counsel familiar with bicycle laws. At LA Injury Group, Inc., our attorneys possess the legal skill and diligence to handle any type of bicycle accident claim. Where appropriate a products liability case may be filed against a manufacturer of a defective bicycle, helmet, or other equipment. In cases involving death, a wrongful death case may be filed.
Time is of the essence to investigate the scene of the accident and ensure that critical evidence is not lost. A lawyer can assist you not only in recovering damages like medical bills, lost wages, and pain and suffering compensation, but also ensure that you receive adequate medical care and treatment.
If you are injured in a serious bicycle accident or involved in an accident involving a bicycle, call us Toll FREE 1-888-500-1006 to speak with our personal injury legal experts at LA Injury Group, Inc. or contact us today.