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As a bicyclist, you are vulnerable on the roadways. As a result, you have an increased risk of serious injury in a crash involving a motor vehicle. This increased risk is due largely to the fact that bicyclists have little protection around them in the event of even the most minor of crashes. Plus, they frequently move in and out of vehicular and pedestrian traffic.
Even the most cautious and careful bicyclist can become the victim of a serious accident in an instant. If you have been injured in a bicycle accident involving a car or truck, or any other obstacle, and you believe fault does not lie with you, seek out the personal injury attorneys at M&Y Personal Injury Lawyers, where we can connect you with a skilled Los Angeles bicycle accident attorney.
Because we specialize in helping bicycle accident victims obtain the fairest recovery for their injuries, you can rest easy knowing we have your best interests at heart. Call now for your free initial consultation with our Los Angeles bike accident lawyer at 877-771-8175.
FAQs About Bike Accidents
Whether you have been involved in a bike accident or you are reaching out for information for a loved one who has, we are here to answer some of your frequently asked questions about bicycle accidents and how you can go about being compensated.
Q: Is there a statute of limitations for bicycle injury claims in California?
A: Yes, you must file a claim within two years of the accident.
Q: From what party can I recover damages?
A: This will depend on who is at fault for the bike accident. Whoever is found to be negligent is the one who will be held responsible, whether that is the vehicle driver, the owner of the vehicle, the manufacturer of the bike, a bicycle repair shop, or the city or town that maintains the roadway where the accident occurred.
Q: If my bicycle accident was caused by a roadway defect, such as uneven surface, pothole or crack, do I still have a case?
A: The answer is maybe. This will depend largely on whether the conditions occurred due to someone’s negligence. If the defect was created in a natural way, such as after a weather event, you will have to show the person responsible (say, a city worker or property owner) knew about the condition and had plenty of time to fix the issue.
Q: How soon should I contact a Los Angeles bicycle accident lawyer?
A: You should do this as soon as you possibly can. Obviously, getting the proper medical care is your first priority. But acting quickly is in your best interests, as this will preserve evidence that may exonerate you. Take your own photos and videos, as skid marks can fade within a week and other damage can be cleaned up by the time our lawyers know about your case. Timely and proper investigation is crucial in protecting your rights.
Contact M&Y Personal Injury Lawyers
Contact us at 877-771-8175 if you have been involved in a bicycle accident in the LA area. M&Y Personal Injury Lawyers is happy to provide you with a free initial consultation with a qualified bicycle accident attorney in Los Angeles.