Skilled Los Angeles, California Bicycle Accident Attorney
In the State of California, bicyclists are afforded the same rights as motorists when traversing our roads. This means drivers must give bicyclists the same respect they would any other vehicle. Unfortunately, that is not always the case. And when drivers aggressively approach and pass bicyclists in Los Angeles, their unlawful and negligent behavior can lead to serious injuries.
Bicycle Accident Statistics in Los Angeles, California and the U.S.
Over 67 million people ride bicycles in the United States, and the unfortunate result of the uptick in riding is that more accidents are occurring.
Each year in the United States, medical studies estimate that bicycle injuries account for:
- 1.2 million medical clinic visits
- 580,000 emergency department visits
- 23,000 hospital admissions
- 900 deaths
In Southern California, sixty-two people were struck and killed by cars while riding bicycles last year – 26 of those killed were riding in Los Angeles County.
Common Causes of Bicycle Accidents in Los Angeles
The largest excuse drivers give for colliding with bicyclists is their failure to properly look for riders in traffic.
Other common causes include:
- Car doors opening without looking for oncoming/upcoming riders
- Driver inattention when pulling in or out of a parking lots or spaces
- Motorists emerging into the path of cyclists
- Pedestrians knocking over cyclists
- Vehicles drifting into bike lanes
- Vehicles turning across the paths of cyclists
Limiting Your Contact with Insurance Companies: We Successfully Handle the Details
At Eldessouky Law, we handle each detail of your Los Angeles, California bicycle accident case, so you do not have to speak to the insurance company alone. Insurance companies are notorious for using aggressive tactics that create questionable statements from injury victims, ultimately leading to lesser settlements. We will limit your exposure to the negligent person who caused your injuries and their insurance company or legal representatives, leaving zero room for error during our pursuit of financial recovery.
If you have been hurt in a bicycle accident in Los Angeles, CA, contact our skilled attorney at Eldessouky Law today at (714) 409-8991 to schedule a free consultation.