Commuters in Los Angeles frequently rely on a bicycle as an economical and convenient form of transportation. Avid cyclists also enjoy a ride to remain physically fit and children love being entertained by the whole experience. While riding a bike has its advantages, it can also be dangerous. Bikers are particularly vulnerable when road accidents occur. Even with adequate protection, a rider can suffer devastating injuries.
Bike accidents in Los Angeles can result for a variety of reasons. Drivers may not see a bike approaching and fail to yield the right of way, especially when impatiently making a left-hand turn. Riders passing parked cars are often surprised when a motorist abruptly steps out, leading to an open door collision. Some drivers have a personal animosity for cyclists and refuse to share the road. When substantial injury results from a bike accident, disputes over the fault, liability and insurance coverage can be zealously contested. You need the assistance of a highly skilled Los Angeles bike accident attorney in your corner who knows how to win.
Bikers can suffer life-altering injuries when involved in a Bike accident. Some of the most common injuries include:
Each state is responsible for setting timelines for how long victims have to file lawsuits against those that cause them harm. The California personal injury statute of limitations is two years from the date the injury occurs. This means that personal injury victims have a two-year window with which to file a lawsuit against the alleged negligent party in Los Angeles. Failing to file a claim within this time frame will result in a victim being unable to recover the compensation they are entitled to.
However, we want to point out that this two-year timeframe does not apply to reporting accidents to insurance carriers. Many bike accidents in LA involve one or more auto insurance carriers, and these incidents need to be reported as soon as possible after the crash occurs. Failing to file a report with an insurance carrier could result and a victim’s insurance claim being denied or delayed by the carrier.
If you or somebody you care about has been injured in a bicycle accident caused by the careless or negligent actions of another party, you may be entitled to various types of compensation for your claim. At the Law Offices of Howard Craig Kornberg, our Los Angeles bicycle accident lawyers are regularly able to help clients recover the following:
The total amount of compensation available in these cases will vary depending on the circumstances related to each particular situation. At the Law Offices of Howard Craig Kornberg, our LA bicycle accident attorneys will use our extensive resources in an effort to help crash victims receive the compensation they need. We will:
According to data available from the California Office of Traffic Safety, we can see that bike accidents do affect victims throughout the state of California. During the latest reporting year of data, there were 155 bicyclist fatalities and more than 11,000 total bicyclist injuries across the state. Crowded areas such as Los Angeles tend to have a higher density of bicycle crashes when compared to other areas in California. This is true even as the city of Los Angeles has worked to implement “Vision Zero,” the commitment to eliminate traffic deaths in the city by 2025.
In the midst of all this turmoil, you may need the legal advice of a Los Angeles bike accident attorney to enforce your legal rights. Howard Craig Kornberg is committed to achieving successful results and helping accident victims get the compensation they deserve. Our firm is well-respected for our drive to obtain results. You deserve to have a lawyer who truly cares about the outcome of your case. Your recovery process and well-being are paramount. Backed by more than 35 years of experience obtaining positive results, we will take the burden of fighting the insurance companies and negligent drivers off your shoulders.
Riding a bike in the neighborhood when a distracted driver motor down the street can be the worst thing that ever happens to you. It’s important you exercise caution on the road and contact a Los Angeles bike accident attorney when an accident occurs.
The Law Offices of Howard Craig Kornberg prepare your case for success. We diligently investigate to find the evidence needed to build a strong case. Attorney Kornberg is relentless in championing the rights of clients. While every case is different, our goals remain the same: obtaining justice and maximizing compensation for our clients.
Located in Los Angeles and serving clients throughout California, we know how to anticipate what the other side will do. We are devoted to countering their tactics with solid evidence and vigorous advocacy. To arrange your initial consultation, call us today.