Injured In a Bicycle Accident?

Los Angeles Bicycle Accident Attorneys

Typically bicyclists can be injured or collide with cars, trucks, and even pedestrians. Bicyclists can be traveling in your blind spot, and may go undetected. However, a collision is potentially devastating and can cause significant harm and injury in addition to property damage.

Bicycle riders are injured or killed in a large number of accidents every year. The personal injury lawyers at Jacoby & Meyers can help you with your bicycle injury claim, and if necessary, file a bicycle accident lawsuit in court and get the settlement or verdict you deserve. If you have been injured in a bicycle accident, our Los Angeles bike accident lawyers can help you receive the compensation you deserve.

Common Causes of Bicycle Accidents

Many factors can lead to bicyclist crashes, injuries or accidents. These include bicycle crashes with cars, trucks, motorcycles and even pedestrians. Remember a bicyclist accident can happen with any automobile. The following are some of the leading reasons for cyclist accidents.

  • Lack of attention while riding.
  • Riding too close to traffic and not staying within the bicycle lane if there is one.
  • Speeding or riding too fast.
  • Changing lanes or merging.
  • Riding in a vehicle's blind spot.
  • Riding through a driveway, sidewalk or parking lot.

Bodily Injuries Cyclists Face from an Accident or Crash

In addition to the property damage to the bicycle, usually cyclists face crippling bodily injury especially when they are thrown off their bike. Since there is no physical barrier protecting them, similar to a motorcycle, the consequences can be significant. Injuries to the back, spine, brain, limbs, bones, arms and hands can result.

Frequently Asked Questions about Bicycle Accident Injuries

  • What Types of Injuries Can I Sustain From a Bicycle Accident?

    A bicyclist can sustain much more serious injuries than drivers or passengers in cars simply because bicycle riders have less protection. A bicycle accident can cause riders to be thrown from their bike, hitting objects in their path as well as striking the ground. Bicyclists who are involved in accidents often receive injuries in multiple locations, including the head, back and spine. These may result in paraplegia (the inability to move or feel both legs and the lower half of the body) or quadriplegia (total or partial loss of feeling or movement in the limbs and torso).

  • How Can Being Injured in a Bicycle Accident Affect My Life?

    After being injured in a bicycle accident, you may find yourself temporarily or permanently unable to care for yourself or your family. You may lose income that you depend on and the quality of your life may decrease dramatically.

  • What Should I Do After I Have Been Involved in a Bicycle Accident?

    You should receive a full medical checkup, document any injuries you have received, and contact a lawyer immediately. The longer you wait to seek legal assistance, the less viable your case may be.

  • What if the Other Driver Involved in the Accident Does NOT Have Insurance?

    The attorneys of Jacoby & Meyers have extensive experience with bicycle accident cases, including those against drivers without insurance. We have the tools to do insurance policy traces to determine whether the owner of the vehicle had insurance at the time of the accident and various other means of recovery. We can present your case in court against the negligent driver and obtain a verdict in your favor in the most effective way possible.

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