Bicycle Accidents

When a car or truck collides with a bicyclist, the cyclist bears the brunt of the impact and suffers the most severe injuries. If you were the victim of a serious bike accident, you need skilled injury lawyers on your side to ensure you obtain the compensation you need to recover.

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California Bicycle Accident Attorneys


Bicycle accidents commonly result in serious injuries such as paralysis, concussions, contusions, lacerations, and broken bones. Whether you are cycling for enjoyment or commuting to work, if you are involved in a bicycle accident, you likely need compensation to help cover the resulting medical bills, lost wages, and pain and suffering.

More often than not, city roadways are not designed with cyclists in mind. Los Angeles is one of the worst cities in the nation for cyclists. It has long been a complaint that LA’s roadway design favors motor vehicles and pedestrians over bicycles, leading to numerous serious accidents each year.

Southern California cyclists face unique challenges:

  • Poorly Maintained Roadways: Southern California’s climate is generally arid, but when rain does fall the roads become slick and dangerous. Potholes, metal plates, storm drain grates, and cracked roads are only a few of the additional hazards with which Southern California cyclists must contend.
  • Bicycle Accidents Caused by Traffic Congestion: Given Southern California’s notoriously congested streets and highways, it is not uncommon for bicycle accidents to happen as a result of a multiple vehicle pile-up. When this occurs, assigning liability can be complicated by the number of parties involved.
  • Accidents Involving Uninsured or Underinsured Drivers: Many Southern California drivers do not have adequate insurance. If an uninsured or underinsured motorist hits you, you may need to seek experienced bicycle accident lawyers to get fair compensation for your injuries.

If you have been injured in a bicycle accident, it is critical to the success of your claim that you work with an experienced personal injury attorney. All too often, injury victims will lose out on the compensation they truly deserve by trying to fight insurance companies or negligent parties on their own.

We can help.

If you have been injured while riding a bicycle, we can help you.

The Accident Legal Team has the critical resources and experience necessary to investigate the causes of your accident and ensure that all negligent parties are held accountable for your injuries. Depending on the circumstances of your case, you may be eligible to receive compensation for medical bills, lost wages, pain and suffering, and more.

We know how hard the aftermath of a bicycle accident can be on you and your family. Let us fight the opposing legal teams and big insurance companies so that you can focus on your recovery.

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Personal Injury FAQ

How do you determine the value of my claim?

When determining the value of your claim the court will take into consideration multiple factors: medical expenses, lost wages, and pain and suffering. Working with an experienced personal injury attorney will help give you the best chance of maximizing your recovery.

How soon after I am injured do I have to file a lawsuit?

In California, an accident victim has two years from the date of the accident to file a claim. If a governmental entity is a cause of your injuries, you may have to file a claim with the appropriate governmental entity within six months. Then you will have to file a lawsuit in a certain amount of time, depending on how the entity responds to the claim. These are strict time periods. If they are not adhered to, you will not be able to recover damages for your injuries. It is important to contact an attorney as soon as possible to make sure you do not lose the ability to bring your claim, and to start gathering evidence as soon as possible.

Why do I need an attorney?

Having an experienced personal injury attorney on your side following your bicycle accident can be the difference between receiving fair compensation and receiving nothing.

An attorney will do their best to ensure that you are taken care of financially, including your medical expenses and lost wages. Your attorney will work diligently to ensure all evidence is properly gathered and used to your advantage.

We provide free, no-obligation consultations for all potential clients, and we never collect fees unless and until your case has been resolved successfully in your favor.

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Bicycle Accidents
$3.7 Million
Plaintiff seriously injured his neck when a negligently designed and maintained storm grate caused him to crash on his bicycle during a charity ride. Recovery was against the State and a construction firm.
$350K
Bicyclist injured when a property owner caused a visual obstruction on the adjacent roadway.
3.7 Million
Defective roadway caused bicycle crash resulting in spinal cord injuries.

Personal Injury FAQ

How do you determine the value of my claim?

When determining the value of your claim the court will take into consideration multiple factors: medical expenses, lost wages, and pain and suffering. Working with an experienced personal injury attorney will help give you the best chance of maximizing your recovery.

How soon after I am injured do I have to file a lawsuit?

In California, an accident victim has two years from the date of the accident to file a claim. If a governmental entity is a cause of your injuries, you may have to file a claim with the appropriate governmental entity within six months. Then you will have to file a lawsuit in a certain amount of time, depending on how the entity responds to the claim. These are strict time periods. If they are not adhered to, you will not be able to recover damages for your injuries. It is important to contact an attorney as soon as possible to make sure you do not lose the ability to bring your claim, and to start gathering evidence as soon as possible.

Why do I need an attorney?

Having an experienced personal injury attorney on your side following your bicycle accident can be the difference between receiving fair compensation and receiving nothing.

An attorney will do their best to ensure that you are taken care of financially, including your medical expenses and lost wages. Your attorney will work diligently to ensure all evidence is properly gathered and used to your advantage.

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If we take your case, we will put in the time, effort and dedication that you and your family deserve.

During our many years as personal injury attorneys we have seen a variety of serious injuries . The circumstances of each client and how they were injured differ greatly, but our desire to obtain outstanding results for all never changes. We’re committed to fighting fully for you and your family.

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Bicycle Accidents

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