According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), California is one of the riskiest places in the country to cycle. Los Angeles, with its beautiful weather and lack of public transportation, is a hub for both cyclists and the potential bicycle accidents that come with ridership.
Many LA roads and streets have insufficient room on the road shoulder for bicyclists, and protected bike lanes for cyclists are often ignored by motorists, which leads to accidents when a bicycle is clipped by a passing vehicle. If you or someone you love has been harmed in a bicycle accident, Avrek Law Firm’s Los Angeles bicycle accident lawyers can help you receive the maximum amount of compensation for your damages.
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Why do Los Angeles bicycle accidents happen?
When it comes to sharing the road, cyclists in California have the same rights as motorists. Despite this, when motorists fail to treat bicycles like other motorized vehicles on the road and an accident occurs, motorists are subject to liability for the accident and the cyclist ends up injured.
Despite safety gear, cyclists are extremely vulnerable on the road and are exposed to numerous serious injuries in a bicycle vs. automobile accident. Many circumstances can lead to a life-changing bicycle accident, but some of the most common are:
- Drivers’ failure to stop or yield the right of way
- Drivers intruding bike lanes
- Driver distractions
- Impaired visibility or driving
File a Bicycle Accident Claim
If you have been in a Los Angeles bicycle accident, you may wonder if you have a valid claim and, if so, what steps you should take. The Los Angeles bicycle accident attorneys at Avrek Law Firm have 50 years of combined experience in representing victims and their claims, and obtaining the highest amount of compensation for their damages.
We proudly serve Los Angeles and the surrounding areas including Pasadena, Burbank and Beverly Hills. To review your case in a free consultation, call our office or complete the online form today!