California is home to 14 percent of the nation’s bicycle riders. With so many riders on the road, it is not hard to believe that it is the highest ranking state when it comes to bicyclist deaths caused by car accidents. A study conducted by UC Berkeley shows that from 2015 to 2019, in Los Angeles County alone, about 18,655 riders were involved in an accident while 192 were killed.
California is no stranger to car accidents involving bicyclists. According to California Health Line, from 2016 to 2018, traffic collisions have killed about 455 cyclists. It is important for riders to be aware of their surroundings to prevent themselves from getting involved in a serious or fatal accident with another vehicle.
West Coast Trial Lawyers has skilled Los Angeles bicycle accident attorneys that have experience in dealing with personal injury cases. We are always here to answer any questions you may have about liability and available damages after a collision.
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Bicyclists generally experience harsher injuries than drivers or passengers in car accidents, regardless of the amount of protection they are wearing. Because they are not protected by a metal frame, riders tend to suffer the worst injuries when hitting the ground or getting tossed into the air. Listed below are a few common injuries that bike accident victims can sustain:
Though mental injuries cannot always plainly be seen, it doesn’t mean they aren’t as harmful. According to a Harvard Mental Health Letter, people with chronic pain are almost 3 times more likely to develop depression, anxiety, and other mental issues that may cost them enjoyment of life.
If you have suffered mental injuries, such as post traumatic stress or depression as a result of a bicycle accident, you may be entitled to receive compensation for damages.
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If you have sustained injuries as a result of a bicycle accident, you have the right to hold the guilty party accountable. Our skilled Los Angeles bicycle accident attorneys at West Coast Trial Lawyers can help you recover compensation for the losses you have suffered, including medical bills, property damage, lost wages, and pain and suffering from your injury.
Contact us today by calling (213) 927-3700 or filling out our quick contact form to schedule a free consultation with our experienced, caring and compassionate legal team.