Los Angeles’ Best Bicycle Accident Attorney
California leads the nation in bicycle accidents with more than 54,000 bicycle traffic accidents every year that require an emergency room visit. Every year in Los Angeles, there are more than 2,000 bicycle accidents, many of which are fatal. What Causes Bicycle Traffic Accidents? Many factors can contribute to a bicycle accident, but the cause is usually human error, whether it is the bicyclist or driver who is at fault. Drivers may strike a cyclist if they encroach into a bicycle lane, fail to yield the right of way, fail to stop at a stop sign, or drive while distracted or fatigued. Lack of helmet use contributes to two-thirds of bicycle fatalities, while almost 30% of riders killed in an accident had a blood alcohol level that is considered impaired, according to recent statistics. Infrastructure may also contribute to an accident. The arid climate in Los Angeles means that roads get very slick with oil when it does rain. Deteriorating roads with cracks and pot holes can be hazardous for bicycles. Congested roadways, poorly designed intersections, and a lack of bicycle lanes may contribute to an accident as well. In Los Angeles, Vermont Avenue has more cyclist accidents than any other street in the city with more than 230 collisions within a five-year period. Contact a Los Angeles Bicycle Accident Injury Lawyer If you have been hurt in a bicycle accident due to someone else’s carelessness or negligence, you have the right to seek compensation for your injuries. Even a low-speed collision can cause serious injuries to a cyclist, including amputation, fractures, disfigurement, lacerations, traumatic brain injury, and the need for surgery and rehabilitation. Contact Rawa Law Group for a free consultation with a bicycle accident injury attorney in Los Angeles to learn more about your legal rights.
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