Bicycles can be fun exercise and a great source of transportation. However, a bicycle can also be a hotbed for a serious accident, especially on the busy streets of Los Angeles. Most bicycle accidents happen without much warning to the riders. This is because bicyclists are generally hard to spot by motorist. Bicyclists are also generally in a motorist’s blind spot. As such, you need to be extra careful when riding a bicycle.
The Los Angeles 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.
Bicycle Accidents Take a Terrible Toll on Riders and Their Families
A bicycle accident can be very scary and the resulting injuries can be even more painful. You are more prone to suffering major injuries in a bicycle accident than in a car accident. Bicycle accidents are more dangerous because they do not have safety features, such as airbags and seatbelts.
Common injuries suffered in bicycle accidents include:
- 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 Los Angeles bicycle attorneys at the Law Offices of Samer Habbas understand the impacts of a bicycle accident on your life. Our legal team will work hard to hold the responsible parties liable. Our goal is to provide you with the personal service that you deserve during this difficult claims process.
What To Do After a Bicycle Accident
Getting into a bicycle accident can be a horrific experience. You don’t plan on getting into an accident. However, most accidents are inevitable. As such, being prepared is very important.
Below are important steps you should consider 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.
Contact an Experienced San Diego 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 1-888-848-5084 to discuss your case with an expert Los Angeles bicycle accident attorney or you can fill out our free consultation form.