EL SEGUNDO BICYCLE ACCIDENT ATTORNEY
Bicycles have become a common source of transportation and exercise for many people – especially those living in Southern California where the weather is great most of the time. While riding a bike has many advantages, it also has its dangers. Similar to motorists, bicyclists are obliged to follow certain rules of the road to keep them, and others, safe. However, even the most law-abiding bicyclist can get into an accident and get severely injured.
The El Segundo bicycle accident attorneys at the Law Offices of Samer Habbas can help you if you have been injured in an accident while riding your bike. We have the experience to fight for your rights.
COMMON BICYCLE ACCIDENT INJURIES
Bicyclists are not afforded the same protection as motorists. Unlike motor vehicles, bicycles do not have safety features such as seatbelts and airbags. As a result, when a bicyclist is involved in an accident, especially one involving a vehicle, he or she can suffer serious injuries or even death.
Below is a list of some common injuries suffered in bicycle accidents:
- Head injury
- Fractured bones
- Spinal cord injury
- Acetabular fracture (broken pelvis)
- Ankle fractures
- Fractured collarbone
- Internal organ damage
- Road rash injuries
- Traumatic brain injury
- Wrongful death
The El Segundo bicycle attorneys at the Law Offices of Samer Habbas understand the impact a bicycle crash can have on your life and the lives of your loved ones. Our legal team will aggressively work to hold all responsible parties accountable for their negligent actions. Our goal is to provide you with the personal service that you deserve during this difficult claims process.
BICYCLE ACCIDENT VICTIMS MAY BE ENTITLED TO COMPENSATION
If you were injured in a bicycle accident that was caused by the reckless or negligent actions of another party, you may be entitled to monetary compensation from that party or their insurance carrier. Our El Segundo bicycle accident lawyers will thoroughly investigate the facts of your case to ensure you get the full money damages you deserve. Although the type of compensation is different for each accident victim, there are some types that are common to most cases, including:
- Past and future medical and hospital bills, including but not limited to hospital bills, long-term care, and imaging costs
- Loss of income
- Loss of earning capacity
- Funeral and burial costs
- Property damage
- Emotional and mental anguish
- Loss of consortium
- Any other out of pocket expenses related to the car crash
The legal team at the Law Offices of Samer Habbas is dedicated to getting our injured bicycle accident victims the full compensation they deserve.
HOW IS COMPENSATION DETERMINED AFTER A BICYCLE ACCIDENT?
Typically, the compensation you are entitled to after a bicycle accident is the sum total cost of your injuries and property damage. In most cases, it is not complicated to calculate the value of damage to your bicycle. For some, the bicycle will simply need to be replaced, while others may be repaired.
However, injuries are generally far more difficult to calculate because unlike bicycles, there is no market price for a body part or type of injury. Moreover, the effects of an injury differ from person to person. For example, a young athlete losing a limb in a bicycle accident would experience far greater financial, emotional and psychological pain and suffering than an older bicyclist who is no longer working. Whereas the athlete’s future earning potential will be greatly diminished and the course of their life will change, the retired elderly individual will likely face fewer long-term consequences.
IMPORTANT STEPS TO TAKE AFTER A BICYCLE ACCIDENT
Getting into a bicycle accident can be a terrible experience. You don’t get on your bike planning on getting into an accident. However, unfortunately most bike accidents are typically inevitable. As such, being prepared is very important.
Below are important steps to take if you have been involved in a bicycle accident:
- Call the police and wait for them to arrive to prepare an official accident report.
- Take pictures of the scene of the accident and of your bicycle – preferably in the same position and state it was after the accident.
- Obtain the contact information for all parties involved in the accident.
- Obtain the contact information of any witnesses to the accident.
- Immediately seek medical attention. Do not attempt to negotiate with the driver of the vehicle who caused the accident.
WHY CALL AND HIRE US?
The legal team at the Law Offices of Samer Habbas have made their goal to help victims injured in all types of accidents. We keep our clients educated and informed with actual El Segundo personal injury attorneys. From the onset of your case, we tell you exactly the steps we will be taking and what you should expect, step by step as your case progresses. This case “road map” will keep you informed about the legal process, keep your expectations realistic and help you plan for the future.
We are trial attorneys, and carry that reputation with us. The insurance carriers know this and so do their lawyers. They know that we will not back done and will take every step necessary to fight for our clients and make sure they get the full compensation they deserve.
EXPERIENCE COUNTS WHEN IT COMES TO REPRESENTING INJURED ACCIDENT VICTIMS
Over the years, we have represented thousands of clients in every imaginable type of personal injury case, including bicycle accidents. Our attorneys have helped clients efficiently, justly and rightfully recover millions of dollars in settlements and court judgments. We will not stop fighting till you get the justice and maximum monetary damages that you deserve for the injuries you have suffered.
Contact an Experienced El Segundo Bicycle Accident Attorney
If or a loved one has suffered injuries in a bicycle accident caused by the negligence of another party, contact the Law Offices of Samer Habbas. Our legal team specializes in handling bicycle accidents. We have the experience to help you recover your lost wages, medical expenses, and any other costs associated with your accident
Please call us at 1-619-304-8867 to discuss your case with an expert El Segundo bicycle accident attorney or you can fill out our free consultation form.