While there have been efforts to make riding a bike in Los Angeles safer, the unfortunate reality is that the roads can still be very dangerous to bicyclists. Drivers aren’t used to watching for bikes, and one moment of distraction or not paying attention can have catastrophic, even lethal, consequences.
If you were injured while riding your bike in LA, don’t hesitate to contact Sepulveda Sanchez Law at 213-426-1051 today to schedule your complimentary consultation. We serve clients in East LA, Pasadena, and other nearby areas of Los Angeles. Se habla Español.
Common Causes of Bicycle Accidents
The biggest danger to bicyclists in LA is car drivers. Although initiatives have been put in place to make Los Angeles a more bike-friendly city, many drivers don’t appreciate their lanes being reduced in order to put in space for bikes and they fight legislation for new bike lanes. Car drivers also don’t pay enough attention to bicyclists, and will hit them out of carelessness.
Common causes of bike accidents are much the same as with car accidents, and include:
- Distracted driving
- Drunk driving
In addition, poor infrastructure makes the roads a dangerous place for bicyclists more often than not. Bike lanes are limited around the city, and even having one isn’t a guarantee that a car won’t swerve into your lane and hit you.
Bicycle Accident Injuries
Bicycles offer very little protection to their riders, and accidents are almost always catastrophic. Common injuries from a bike accident can include:
- Traumatic brain injury
- Spinal cord injury
- Broken bones and fractures
- Severe soft tissue injury
You may need to spend extensive time in the hospital, undergoing surgery and rehabilitation. Temporary or permanent disability is common, and you may need to take significant time off from work or school. You may not even be able to go back to work or school in the same capacity as before the accident.
We understand the impact that a bicycle accident can have on your life, and we work hard to get you the compensation you need so that you can recover without the looming threat of never-ending hospital bills over your head.
Bicycle Accident Compensation
Compensation for bicycle accident injuries can include:
- Medical treatment
- Prescription medications
- At-home care
- Pain and suffering
- Lost wages and loss of future income
If your loved one was tragically killed in a bicycle accident, wrongful death compensation can include funeral and burial costs as well as loss of companionship and loss of income.
Medical debt is the leading cause of bankruptcy in America. Although calling a lawyer may not be something you want to do after being injured, or after your loved one is killed, it’s something that can help you immeasurably in the long run. Let Sepulveda Sanchez Law be your advocate to help you win against insurance companies who only care about their bottom line.
Schedule Your Bicycle Accident Consultation Today
If you’ve been injured in a bicycle accident, don’t hesitate to contact Sepulveda Sanchez Law today at 213-426-1051 to schedule your complimentary consultation. We serve clients in East Los Angeles, Pasadena, and other nearby areas of greater Los Angeles, CA.