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A bicycle can be the obvious transport of choice for those who need to commute, and otherwise travel around Inglewood and environs, but prefer to do so without adding yet another vehicle to the roads. As well as being environmentally friendly, cycling offers the additional benefit of being an excellent way to keep fit and healthy, and is also much more affordable than travelling either by car or by public transit. However, no option is perfect, and cycling’s negative attributes can be catastrophic. Due to the lack of a protective metal frame, should you be struck by a vehicle while cycling you are likely to sustain devastating, or even fatal, injuries.

The Inglewood bicycle accident attorneys at the Law Offices of Howard Craig Kornberg are committed to fighting for the legal rights of accident victims. An attorney with the benefit of 35 years’ experience of successfully handling personal injury lawsuits could provide the guidance, support, and legal representation you need while you process the turmoil associated with a severe accident.

The Most Common Injuries Inflicted by Bicycle Accidents

The vulnerability of cyclists involved in a traffic accident can lead to some truly devastating injuries. If you have been injured, or lost a loved one in similar circumstances, our bicycle accident attorneys could help you recover the full amount of compensation available to you. When you have lost a loved one in a fatal Inglewood bicycle accident, we could assist you with a wrongful death lawsuit.

Some of the most common types of injury seen after bicycle accidents include:

  • Broken or fractured bones, including arms, legs, ribs, pelvis, facial bones, and fractured skulls. Each of these is likely to require a long and painful recovery process, potentially involved rehabilitative physical therapy were particularly severe
  • Chest and abdominal injuries, such as road rash and more serious, long-lasting chest and organ damage
  • Traumatic brain injuries, likely to be one of the worst possible outcomes from an Inglewood bicycle accident
  • Fatalities, which are far too common when cyclists are struck by negligent or reckless motorists

Did you know that there were 147 cyclist fatalities in California in 2016, with 26 of these occurring within Los Angeles County? So far in 2018, the number of fatal bicycle accidents has already tripled in comparison with previous years.

Common Causes of Bicycle Accidents

Negligent and reckless driving is one of the most common causes of all traffic accidents. When it comes to bicycle accidents in specific, some of the common contributing factors across the cases we have successfully handled include:

  • Motorists failing to yield the right of way to a cyclist
  • Improper left turns without carrying out appropriate observations
  • Open doors striking passing cyclists
  • Driving at excessive speeds
  • Tailgating, and failure to allow cyclists enough space
  • Driving while under the influence of alcohol or drugs
  • Driving in a manner inappropriate for road or weather conditions

Schedule Your Free Initial Consultation with an Inglewood Bicycle Accident Attorney Today

If you have been injured in any type of Inglewood bicycle accident, you deserve nothing less than outstanding legal representation. To schedule your free initial consultation, call us today on 310-997-0904.