Bicycle Accidents

Your life after a bicycle accident may never be the same. How will you pay for your medical bills? How will you make up for lost wages? The lawyers at Girardi | Keese will help you answer these questions.

Our personal injury attorneys understand how life changes after an accident. We will evaluate all options for recovering compensation to help you pay for your medical expenses, lost wages and other physical and financial losses.

We have advocated for victims of accidents in Los Angeles for the past 40 years. Our law firm is committed to helping victims find a better future and holding negligent parties accountable for their actions.

Causes Of Bicycle Accidents

Collisions between bicycles and motorists are caused by a variety of factors that are often preventable if motorists are obeying the rules of the road. Most accidents are caused by driver's inattentiveness, distractions behind the wheel and simply not seeing bicyclists on the road. The most common causes of bicycle accidents involving motorists are:

  • Motorist pulling out on the road in front of cyclist
  • Motorist turning in front of a cyclist
  • Motorist opening their door in front of a cyclist
  • Motorists driving too close to bicyclists on the side of the road

Liability in bicycle accidents is dependent on proving negligence. We will do an in-depth investigation to determine if the motorist's actions were negligent or reckless and how those actions contributed to the victim's injuries. We will evaluate how the driver's actions contributed to the crash in addition to reviewing the cyclist's actions.

Our attorneys have a history of advocating for victims injured in accidents in Los Angeles and throughout California. We will diligently explore all options to recover compensation in your case. Our goal is to help you recover after an accident – both physically and financially – by obtaining fair compensation for your injuries.

Safety Tips For Bicyclists

Bicycle riders are required to obey the rules of the road. Cyclists must obey traffic laws, including following traffic signals and signs. Cyclists should also take preventative actions to stay safe on the road. Safety precautions to consider include:

  • Wear a helmet
  • Wear reflective clothing
  • Use front and rear lights on your bicycle
  • Maintain a safe distance from vehicles
  • Ride defensively to stay safe

Bicyclists and motorists both have rights on the road. It is important for everyone to understand and obey traffic laws in order to prevent an accident. Unfortunately, when motorists fail to see cyclists on the road, cyclists can suffer serious and even fatal consequences.

Do not wait to contact us if you or a loved one has been injured or killed in a bicycle accident. We will explore all options for recovery against the negligent parties involved.

Speak To Us About Your Accident

At Girardi | Keese, we are committed to helping you and your family after a bicycle accident. Bicycle accident cases can be complex and often require an in-depth understanding of negligence and liability laws. Our law firm has the resources, knowledge and litigation experience to protect your future.

Consult with our attorneys after an accident before the injuries get worse. Call 800-401-4530 or contact us online. We represent clients throughout California and nationwide.