According to the Governors Highway Safety Association, there has been an increase in bicycle accident fatalities across the country starting in 2010. Between 2010 and 2012, the number of fatalities recorded in California increased by 23%.
If you’ve been injured in a bicycle accident, you probably have many questions about who pays for your medical expenses and other damages. Get answers to those questions by calling a Los Angeles bicycle accident lawyer at Effres & Associates.
Typically, bicycle accidents are caused because of the following factors:
A bicycle accident can result in a number of serious injuries including fractures, amputations, road rash, lacerations, head injuries, spinal cord injuries, and even death. Brain injuries and spinal cord injuries are among the most serious injuries from a bike accident, and a bicyclist may continue to remain at risk for these injuries even if she is wearing a helmet while riding.
A compensation claim may include medical expenses, lost income, future medical costs, future lost earnings, and pain and suffering. If you have suffered injuries in a bicycle accident, it is important that you seek immediate medical treatment and follow the recommendations of your health care providers. We offer our services for residents throughout Southern California, including Los Angeles, Orange County, Riverside, San Bernardino, San Diego, Ventura, and all surrounding counties.
For assistance filing a bicycle accident claim, call (818) 696-4234 to speak with a Los Angeles bicycle accident attorney at our firm. Initial consultations are always free.