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.