Tag Archives: Bicycle Accidents

Bike Friendly Los Angeles Witnesses a Surge In Hit-and-Run Auto v. Bicycle Accidents

The number of bicyclists is slowly growing in Los Angeles, according to new federal data. In fact, in the last five years, Los Angeles has added more than 120 miles of bicycle lanes to accommodate the number of Angelenos who are commuting by bike. However, the rise in the use of bicycles, as both a mode of transportation and recreation, also means the rise in accidents involving bicyclists. Even...
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Will the Insurance Company for the Person Who Caused My Bicycle Accident Dispute the Claim?

If liability in your bicycle accident case clearly rests with the insured person who caused the injury, the insurance company will try to settle your claim. They will generally only dispute your bicycle accident injury claim if one of the following is true: * The insurance company contends that their insured was not at fault in your bicycle accident. They could believe that you caused the accident, or that...
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What Will the Insurance Company do for the Person Who Caused My Bicycle Accident Do About My Claim?

After the insurance company is notified about your bicycle accident, they will open a file on you and your case. A claims manager or claims supervisor will assign an insurance claims adjuster to be in charge of your bicycle accident claim, though the same adjuster will not always see your case through to completion, and other adjusters may be assigned to your case as it progresses. The claims adjuster...
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Biking Safe in San Bernardino

San Bernardino residents and others in the greater Los Angeles area know that it can be tricky to bike on local roads, but what are the real health and safety concerns when choosing a method of transportation? Some interesting answers are coming from the Pedestrian and Biking Information Center, a public resource helping families and individuals choose the best transit strategies for daily life. Recent public reports put traffic...
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Hit and Run Leaves Orange County Cyclist with Possible Brain Injury

An Orange County bicyclist underwent treatment at a local hospital for head injuries after an August 28 hit and run accident. The Orange County Register reported that the accident happened near the corner of Seal Beach Boulevard and Bradbury Road, in the area around the Rossmoor Shopping Center. At the time of the report, the victim, a male in his mid-20s, was still under evaluation for trauma to the...
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Protecting California Bicyclists

Southern California bicycle accident attorney Samer Habbas understands the threats that bicyclists face very well. He and other California bicycle accident lawyers help accident victims and their families every day. He is appalled that California continues to have some of the highest bicycle accident rates in the country that claim lives and change the course of other’s forever. The single largest cause of bicycle accident fatalities and gravely serious...
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California Lawmaker Wants Bicyclists to be Included in Hands-Free Law

If California’s lawmakers pass a proposed expansion of the state’s hands-free phone law, bicyclists could join drivers in receiving tickets for talking or texting while riding on streets and highways throughout California. The sponsor of the bill, Sen. Joe Simitian, D-Palo Alto, believes very strongly that California’s hands-free bill, which took effect in 2008, should include bicyclists. “If you’re a cyclist, you’re probably not going to do as much...
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Bicyclists and Lane Usage Rights in Southern California

There are many bicyclists getting around on California’s streets and highways and enjoying our famously sunny weather. It’s a marvelous and healthy way to get around while lowering one’s carbon footprint, but this mode of travel comes with significant risks. Many motorists fail to see bicyclists or observe a bicyclist’s right of way and collide with bicyclists who have little to protect them against being struck by a vehicle...
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