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An Overview on Bicycle Accidents in California

Bicycle accidents in the State of California are frequent and although the majority of cyclists are aware of the hazards of daily travel, accidents can still happen.

Cyclists in the State of California can be exposed to a number of dangers, that may include, but are not limited to the following:

  • Careless motor vehicle drivers
  • Other cyclists
  • Unleashed pets
  • Runners or other pedestrians
  • Uneven roadway pavements
  • Faulty bicycle designs
  • Faulty bicycle parts
  • Wrongly constructed or engineered roads

The road to recovery following a bicycle accident can be costly. Many cyclists suffer excruciating injuries that can take several months to completely heal. In worse cases, a cyclist can be left permanently disabled following an accident. If you have been involved in an accident while riding your bicycle in the State of California, consider obtaining the legal advice of a skilled attorney who has experience in personal injury law. Personal injury law can be complex and filing a lawsuit can be time consuming and expensive. With the support of a proficient attorney, you can help to offset unnecessary expenses and wasted time.

The information provided in this article will highlight factors you should consider if you have recently suffered an injury after undergoing a bicycle accident in California.

The Cost of an Injury

A person who has suffered an injury as a result of a bicycle accident, the injuries can vary depending on the facts of the case. For instance, a person who has injured by a reckless driver is more likely to suffer more serious injuries than a person who suffered a collision as a result of uneven pavement. No matter the cause of the accident, a victim can sustain a number of different injuries which could involve the following:

  • Broken bones
  • Dislocated bones
  • Displaced hip bones
  • Lacerations
  • Contusions
  • Severe head trauma
  • Neck injuries
  • Back injuries

Regrettably, some cases can also involve the death of the cyclist. In the event that the rider has lost his or her life, the surviving loved ones of the victim can seek restitution by filing a wrongful death lawsuit.

Injuries caused by an accident will involve unexpected medical expenses and depending on the gravity of the injury, these expenses can become a burden. If you have been injured while riding a bicycle, you should know that you have the right to seek restitution for your losses. Some of the damages you may be able to recover from the responsible party can include the following:

  • Loss of earnings
  • Hospital expenses
  • Medication expenses
  • Physical therapy
  • Loss of quality of life
  • Pain and suffering

Consult with a Specialized Personal Injury Attorney

After suffering an injury involving a bicycle accident, it is important to act quickly. Filing a claim for an injury in California is a time restricted matter and failing to meet the deadline can result in an invalid claim.

As an injured victim, you can be left with many expenses, obtain the support of an attorney with the right experience who can help you.

Attorney Albert E. Hirst has helped many accident victims obtain restitution after they have suffered injuries following a bicycle accident. He has many years of dedicated experience to help victims of negligence obtain the compensation they deserve.