Los Angeles Bicycle Accident Attorney Focused on Serious Bike Crash Accidents
We are California personal injury lawyers for bicycle accident victims. Our attorneys are particularly focused on cases that involve serious injuries to cyclists.
Power Legal Group offers free consultations, and will give you a candid analysis of your case.
Throughout Los Angeles and across the entire state, we fight for justice on behalf of injured cyclists who have suffered in any type of bicycle accident, including these common types:
Bicycle Accident Caused by a Left-Turning Vehicle at an Intersection
When a bicyclist and a motorist approach an intersection from opposite directions and the motorist turns left, colliding with the cyclist.
Cyclist Injured by Automobile Turning Right on Red
When a car waiting at an intersection turns right after a break in traffic and collides with a cyclist.
Cyclist is Doored While Riding
When a driver or passenger opens their door unexpectedly into a bike lane and hits the bicyclist.
Vehicle Crashing into Cyclist from Behind
When a motorist collides with the bicyclist from the rear either while stopped or in motion
Crash Caused by a Car or Truck Pulling Out of a Driveway or Parking Spot
When a vehicle reverses into a bicyclist, cutting them off or hitting them directly. Can be caused by careless driving or impared visibility.
Vehicle Striking a Cyclist with Side-View Mirror
When a moving car clips a bicyclist (knowingly or unknowingly) with the sideview mirror of the vehicle.
Dog Attacking a Bicycle Rider
When a dog bite causes direct injury to the cyclist, or the cyclist rides into unexpected danger to avoid the attacking dog.
Even if a vehicle did not actually strike you, to avoid crashing into a car or truck, you may have taken evasive action. This may have caused you to crash.
Even if you are partially at fault for your bicycle crash, you may be able to obtain substantial compensation for your injuries. No matter how it occurred, if you have been involved in a bike crash in Los Angeles, contact bicycle accident lawyers who know how to get justice for you.
Injury Attorneys for Lawsuits Involving Bicycle Crash Injuries
Few bicycle crashes are “minor.”
Our bicycle accident attorneys know that serious bicycle crash injuries often result from negligent automobile drivers. Because the trauma can be so serious, attorneys with extensive resources and vast experience must be called upon.
These lawsuits have very high stakes. You may have suffered:
Damage to internal organs
Spinal cord damage
Injuries that are not immediately apparent
You may have even lost your ability to ride a bicycle. You may be unable to walk or continue your career. Not only may your bicycle emergency lead to the need for immediate medical care, you may need long-term care and have to make serious adjustments to your lifestyle, including the question of whether you can continue to bike in Los Angeles.
Now that both North and South Carolina families have been functioning under stay-at-home orders due to COVID-19 for over a month, more folks are participating in outdoor activities like bicycling. It is beautiful to see so many families and friends outside riding bikes; however with more people cycling, the risk of injury increases.
With the decline of automobile traffic, the roads have become more appealing to cyclists. However, bicycle injuries go beyond the occasional bruise from a pedal or scraped knee; many can be very serious and even deadly. Following bicycle safety and traffic, rules are of utmost importance to keep you and your family safe.
Here are 3 tips on bicycle safety:
• Wear the proper equipment for protection and to increase visibility. Be sure you have a helmet, bright clothing, reflective gear and lights or reflectors that make others aware of you.
• Always ride in the same direction as automobile traffic and if you are in a group, ride single file.
• Never wear earbuds or headphones while riding a bike. In addition to being distracted by music or other audio, this impairs your hearing and ultimately could cause a bike accident.
While no one wants to be involved in a bicycle accident, 857 people were killed in bike accidents in 2018. These accidents all involved motor vehicles and were primarily caused by distracted drivers – both cyclists and vehicle operators – who “just didn’t see” the other person.
Protect yourself and your family by following bicycle safety. If you or a family member suffers from the unfortunate event of a severe bicycle accident, it may be time to contact an experienced bicycle accident attorney. At Campbell & Associates, we understand the serious nature of a bicycle accident and know that often bike injuries have lasting consequences, both medically and financially.
Call Campbell & Associates today for your free virtual consultation 704-333-0885.
The Waccamaw Neck Bikeway, Huntington Beach State Park, the Conway Riverwalk, the Horry County Bike and Run Park, Vereen Memorial Historical Gardens, and the East Coast Greenway are bike trails the Myrtle Beach Area Convention and Visitors Bureau lists on its website. In addition to trails designed specifically for bicycles, many people in the Myrtle Beach area also use bikes as regular means of transportation, including getting to and from work by riding on city streets.
As relaxing and serene a setting as South Carolina might seem for leisurely bike rides, bicycle accidents still occur with disturbing regularity. Many of these crashes involve motor vehicles, and driver negligence is usually to blame.
The immediate aftermath of any bicycle accident is an incredibly stressful and confusing time for a person. Most victims face overwhelming medical bills in addition to an inability to return to work.
If you suffered severe injuries or your loved one was killed in a bicycle accident in Myrtle Beach, you should retain legal representation as soon as possible. Bicycle crash victims are not treated with the same level of respect as the drivers or passengers of motor vehicles, and insurance companies make it very difficult for victims to obtain compensation in these cases. The Law Office of William J. Luse will fight to make sure that you recover all of the compensation you need and deserve. You can have our Myrtle Beach bicycle accident attorney provide an honest and thorough evaluation of your case when you call (843) 839-4795 or complete an online contact form to set up a consultation.
Why Do I Need a Bicycle Accident Lawyer?
Some bicycle accident victims are tempted to believe that they will be able to handle their own injury cases and, thus, keep more of the money they recover for themselves by forgoing an attorney. This logic invariably backfires in one of two ways.
In some cases, a victim may be offered a lump sum settlement to resolve their case. While a settlement may be large enough to cover all of a victim’s past medical expenses, it often leaves nothing else for all future expenses and victims who accept settlements must then pay all of those costs of out of their own pocket.
In other cases, insurers will argue that it was actually the bicyclist who was at fault. Not all insurance companies immediately pursue this tactic, but they will make their position more clear after they get the victim to unknowingly admit to negligence during recorded phone calls.
You want an attorney specifically to deal with these insurance companies on your behalf. The lawyer will also be able to conduct an independent investigation to determine the cause, collect important evidence, and identify all liable parties.
Why Choose The Law Office of William J. Luse?
William J. Luse has over ten years of legal experience and is a member of the South Carolina Association for Justice and the National Employment Lawyers Association. He was included among the Best Attorneys of