California Bicycle Accident Injury Lawyer
Bicyclists are extremely vulnerable on the road. They have low visibility, and any kind of contact with a moving vehicle will most likely cause severe injuries to the rider. Many motorists turning left never see the approaching bicyclist entering the intersection at the same time.
Drivers make right turns at intersections crossing the path of a bicyclist. Oftentimes drivers attempt to overtake the bicyclist or open the door to their car without looking, known as "dooring."
As a bicyclist, you can help protect yourself by using the proper protective gear, utilizing hand signals, and keeping an eye on your surroundings.
However, even with all precautions in place, cyclists are in a particularly vulnerable position because they share the road with automobiles, and depend on drivers to pay attention. You need a local Los Angeles bicycle accident attorney to handle your case.
Understanding Bicycle Laws in California
In California, drivers are required to give bicyclists three feet of space. Yet, when a cyclist is involved in an accident with an auto, the driver will invariably attempt to place all fault on the cyclist. Jake, a former client, was involved in an accident where he was struck from behind by a car that attempted to pass him on a two-lane street.
The driver claimed Jake merged into the lane, and into her right of way, causing the accident. An independent witness made vague statements that could be potentially damaging to Jake.
Finally, the driver raced to the police station and made a one-sided report, putting Jake entirely at fault for the accident. With all the facts and documentation mounting against him, Jake needed strong legal representation to fight for his rights.
Receive Fair Compensation For Your Injuries
At Injury Justice Law Firm, we recognize the flaws in police reports and driver statements. We advocate passionately on behalf of the injured bicyclists because we believe in transforming the way bike enthusiasts are perceived on the road.
After carefully researching the law and the facts of the case, we were able to establish that the driver of the car broke the law by coming too close to Jake, who had the right to use the entire lane. We also successfully neutralized the damaging effect of the police report, by showing that our client's statements were never taken into account.
Our attorneys helped Jake find his voice and tell his story in a way that prevented the other side from spinning the facts in their favor.
See our blog: Los Angeles Bicycle Accident Injury Claims.
After filing the case in court and going through the formal discovery process, we were able to achieve a successful settlement for Jake, where all of his care and treatment was paid for, and he received compensation for his pain and suffering.
Free Case Review From An Experienced Lawyer
Call us immediately for a free consultation. The typical questions we answer are: Do I have a case? Do I need a lawyer? The sooner you act decisively to take control over your situation, the better you will be, and the more successful your situation will resolve.
We will work on preserving evidence to present the strongest case to the insurance company and in court, to achieve the most successful outcome.
Call us today at (818) 642-5229 to see how we can help you achieve maximum recovery for your injuries. Remember, there is no risk to you. You will not be charged any money unless we can win your case.
Our attorneys guarantee that you will be constantly informed of the status of your case, and all of your questions and concerns will be addressed in a timely fashion.
If you are looking for a quality, compassionate, knowledgeable, and aggressive attorney, give Injury Justice Law Firm a call. Please call (818) 642-5229 or fill out a contact form online.