Bicycles and pedestrians in Long Beach often share the road with other vehicles. These drivers have little or no protection against the unpredictability of Long Beach traffic. Cyclists, as well as pedestrians, can face dangerous situations when on the road that may lead to life-threatening pedestrian bicycle accidents. Reckless drivers, particularly, are the main cause of such devastating accidents. Victims can suffer severe injuries that require hospitalization. Whether physical or emotional, it’s important you identify these injuries promptly and seek legal representation from a pedestrian & bicycle attorney in Long Beach.
What causes a pedestrian and bicycle accident?
Inattentive motor vehicle drivers is one of the most common causes of pedestrian bicycle accidents. In most of these crashes the bicyclist is struck from the rear by a driver who didn’t see them. Nevertheless, a high percentage of these accidents happen when a motorist makes either a left or right turn at an intersection and didn’t yield to the cyclist. Some factors can contribute pedestrian bicycle accidents:
- These accidents tend to happen at intersections.
- Motorists didn’t notice the cyclist or yielded.
- Motorists who back out or make turns out of parking lots without checking.
- Motorists who open doors without looking.
- Blind spots when turning or changing lanes.
- Distracted driving.
Pedestrian bicycle accidents can alter the victim’s life by causing long-term medical conditions. Some common injuries include:
- Brain injuries
- Spinal cord injuries
- Broken bones and fractures
- Lacerations and road rash
Insurance coverage issues
Although recovery should be the primary focus of a pedestrian bicycle accident victim, there are some complex legal issues that need to be handled. Dealing with insurance companies can be overwhelming. Our attorneys can negotiate on your behalf and obtain fair compensation. Medical bills can also be reduced so that the compensation you receive can cover more than your medical bills.
There are some cases when uninsured motorists flee the scene. These drivers don’t have assets to cover the expenses, therefore, your insurance company’s uninsured motorist coverage may kick in with. Attorneys generally turn to your insurance policy in these types of cases. They will also negotiate with hospitals and doctors treating the victim after the accident.
How a Camarillo pedestrian & bicycle attorney can help
You have the right as a cyclist to ride on Long Beach streets and seek legal protection when an accident occurs. Whatever your circumstances are, JML Law will handle all legal issues and insurance claims so you can focus on your recovery.
Lucky survivors of pedestrian bicycle accidents generally take some time to recover requiring costly medical attention such surgical procedures and ongoing therapy. Victims of pedestrian bicycle accidents who been severely injured can also lose their income. This combined with the high costs of medical intervention can cause financial hardship. This is why it’s important you hire a Long Beach pedestrian & bicycle attorney with the experience required to handle such cases. Contact us today and schedule your free initial consultation.
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Every case is unique and needs to be evaluated by our experienced lawyers. If you have been injured in a work-related accident, give us a call at 818-610-8800 or send us an email to schedule a free initial consultation. There is no risk to meet with us. We get paid only if we win your claim.