Being able to ride a bicycle is a liberating experience that just so happens to be good for your health. Whether it be for leisure or for work, riding a bicycle is a doable task, but comes with significant risk. Unfortunately, thousands of bicycle riders are injured every year in accidents involving motor vehicles. These accidents are actually often caused by the vehicle: a driver might be failing to look prior to changing lanes or ignorant of yielding for their fellow cyclists who also have rights to share the road. Serious injuries are common even in low speed collisions, and higher speed crashes often result in extreme injuries or even death.
According to the most recent report from the California Office of Traffic and Safety as well as the Department of Motor Vehicles, in 2015 alone, there were over 12,597 injuries involving bicycle collisions; 153 resulted in death. California law protects bicyclists, and gives them the same rights on the road as other vehicles such as cars or motorcycles. Vehicle drivers should drive vigilantly and safely in every circumstance, but especially around the presence of a bicycle rider. The sheer difference in protection and weight often places the bicycle rider in an inherent disadvantage. However, the injuries in a bicycle accident depend on the safety gear a bicyclist wears. Even if in a full riding jersey and helmet, injuries can range from minor scrapes and bruises to broken bones and severe back, brain, and spinal cord damage. Often, these accidents result in permanent disabilities, and in the very worst situations, the bicyclist may be killed.
CONTACT BARM LAW FOR BICYCLE ACCIDENT NOW
If you or someone you know were involved in a bicycle accident, you need to contact BARM LAW offices in Los Angeles for your free case evaluation. Our lawyers will advise you for the best compensation for your injuries. We will investigate your case thoroughly and negotiate with the insurance companies aggressively, we are not afraid of going to trials with the insurance companies.
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