Bicyclists Are Vulnerable To Serious Injuries
Bicycles and pedestrians have rights on the road just like all motor vehicles. California’s driving laws specify that motorists must be careful of people on bicycles, scooters and motorcycles, and treat them as if they are another car on the road. Motorists must not drive in designated bicycle lanes and motorists making right-hand turns must yield to cyclists.
If you are riding a bicycle and get struck by a car, you may suffer severe injuries. You deserve to be compensated for the harm you have suffered, including damages for medical expenses, lost income, and pain and suffering.
Work With Knowledgeable Bike Injury Attorneys
At the Ellis Helm, APC, we focus on personal injury cases and are dedicated to providing individualized attention to your bicycle injury case. We represent people throughout Southern California in a wide variety of personal injury cases, including fatal accidents and wrongful death claims.
Our lawyers are experienced in handling personal injury cases, and we take time to give you personalized care and attention. If you have been seriously injured in a bicycle accident, we will provide you with top-notch legal representation.
Types Of Bicycle Accidents And Injuries
Most bicycle accidents occur as a result of a collision with a motor vehicle under the following circumstances:
- Drivers failing to yield to bicyclists
- Backing out of a driveway
- Driving while under the influence of drugs or alcohol
- Inattentive driving
- Opening a car door as a cyclist rides by
- Running a red light or stop sign
As you can see, drivers are almost always at fault in these cases. You shouldn’t have to pay the price for a driver’s negligence.
The types of serious injuries sustained from bicycle accidents include:
- Brain injuries
- Broken bones
- Head injuries
- Nerve damage
- Spinal cord damage
- Sprains and soft-tissue injuries
Bike Accidents Involving Children
Learning to ride a bike is one of the most exciting milestones in childhood. Teaching children safe biking practices – such as always wearing a helmet and paying attention to traffic – is critical to protecting them from harm.
However, drivers aren’t always attentive to children on bikes, resulting in collisions that can leave children with debilitating, lifelong injuries. Our attorneys can help you recover compensation on behalf of your child. They deserve the financial foundation for a brighter future – not only for their medical care, but also for the lasting impact of the collision on all areas of their life. We can enlist the help of economic experts to value the damages your child is entitled to receive, to compensate them for both their short-term and long-term harm.
Contact Our Firm For A Free Consultation
To schedule a free initial consultation with the bike accident attorneys at the Ellis Helm, APC, reach out to us online or call 951-289-0628. We offer evening and weekend appointments upon request, as well as home and hospital visits.
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