In a city notorious for its congested traffic, many choose bicycles as their primary mode of transportation. Biking is also a popular form of exercise and leisurely activity. While riding a bicycle is good for your body, your wallet, and the environment, biking in a city like Los Angeles can also be very dangerous. 

According to the Pedestrian and Bicycle Information Center, more than 50,000 bicyclists are hurt every year due to motor vehicle-related accidents; additionally, bicyclists make up approximately 2 percent of all vehicle-related fatalities.

Identifying and presenting proof of fault in a bicycle accident can be a complicated undertaking. Whether to hold a person liable for a bike accident may be determined by crosswalk signs, bike paths, or local laws, but it can be difficult to understand which takes precedent in a given situation. If you or a loved one were hurt or killed in a bicycle accident in Los Angeles, it is best to seek help from an experienced Los Angeles personal injury attorney. 

There can be many legal nuances when considering how to handle a bicycle accident,  depending on what caused the accident and what happened immediately afterward. Factors that can affect liability for bicycle accidents include:

  • Number of drivers involved in the accident
  • Posted bicycle and pedestrian signage
  • Whether the driver was at work during the accident
  • Car and health insurance of the driver and victim
  • Extent of the injuries and property damage

An experienced lawyer can help you navigate the complexities of taking on a personal injury case, and ensure that you achieve the best possible outcome.

When considering whether to pursue a legal case for injuries sustained from a Los Angeles bicycle accident, there are a few things to consider to determine how to move forward. California has established laws that bicyclists must follow, just like those for cars. A bicyclist who fails to comply with bicycle laws may have a more difficult time proving that the driver was at fault in the accident. Personal injury cases can be time-sensitive and complex. If you were injured in a bicycle accident, contact an attorney right away to find out whether or not you have a case. An experienced lawyer can analyze all of the details and determine the best course of legal action as quickly as possible.

The team at the Law Offices of Garret A. Lungin have extensive knowledge of all kinds of personal injury and accident cases, and can help you be fairly compensated for injuries or death from bicycle accidents.

Contact our law offices today to learn how we can help.

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