California outpaces the rest of the United States when it comes to bicycle accidents annually, according to the Governors Highway Safety Association. Of course, this is a function of both the large population in the state and also the higher percentage of the population that regularly bikes. However, population and percentages do not change the fact that thousands of bicyclists are injured and hundreds are injured each year on the roadways of California.
In recent years, the Los Angeles time has reported on multiple occasions that the number of bicycle accidents in the state continues to “soar.” This includes accidents in the greater Los Angeles area.
If you have been injured in a bicycle accident, caused by the negligence of a someone else, you need to have a basic understanding of your rights and interests. This includes appreciate the crucial need of obtaining representation for an experienced Los Angeles bicycle accident lawyer in a proactive manner.
Common Injuries in a California Bicycle Accident Case
The types of injuries sustained in California bicycle accident cases are manifold. Oftentimes, a victim of this type of accident ends up suffering from a number of different types of injuries.
Common injuries that result from bicycle accidents include:
soft tissue damage
cuts and lacerations
Bicycle Accident Wrongful Death Case
Losing a family member in a bicycle accident caused by a third party’s negligence is devastating. In the aftermath of such an accident, you need to be proactive in retaining the services of a skilled Los Angeles bicycle accident lawyer, like a member of the experienced, tenacious legal team at The Doan Law Firm. Our firm can be reached any time by calling (424) 334-0000.
California law enumerates which family members can bring a wrongful death lawsuit, and does so in a ranking of priority. These family members are:
California law also recognizes that there are situations in which other individuals are dependent upon a person killed in a bicycle accident because of someone else’s negligence. For example, depending on the specific circumstances of a case, stepchildren may be able to pursue a bicycle accident wrongful death case in California. A bicycle accident wrongful death attorney can assist in identifying individuals who may be positioned to seek this type of legal relief.
Compensation to which you may be entitled in a bicycle accident wrongful death case include:
last medical expenses
loss of companionship
loss of consortium
loss of income and support
The types of compensation recovered depends on the relationship to the deceased family member and the facts of a given bicycle accident case.
Fighting for the Compensation You Need in a Bicycle Accident Case
An experienced, dedicated, compassionate Los Angeles bicycle accident lawyer from The Doan Law Firm will fight tirelessly for the compensation you deserve in your case. The nature and extent of that compensation depends up on the unique facts associated with the bicycle accident and your injuries.
Compensation commonly received through negotiations or awarded in a lawsuit in a California bicycle accident case include:
pain and suffering
medical bills and expenses
property damage or loss
A skilled bicycle accident lawyer strives to ensure that you not only obtain full compensation for your existing losses, but also for those your reasonably can be expected to incur in the future. For example, if you are like many accident victims, you likely will require medical care and treatment, including physical and occupational therapy, into the future. You may continue to endure pain. You may not be able to return to fulltime work any time soon.
Punitive damages may also be awarded in a bicycle accident lawsuit. Punitive damages are awarded when the conduct of the person or entity deemed responsible for the accident is considered particularly reckless or egregious.
The Doan Law Firm does not charge any fee in your case unless and until we obtain a favorable settlement with an insurance company or a judgment in a lawsuit for you. The fee charged will be a reasonable agree-to percentage of a settlement of judgment.
The fact is that an injured person with legal representation ends up with more money in the way of compensation than is the case of a person without a lawyer. An injured individual receives more in the way of compensation, even when attorney fees are taken into consideration, according to statistics maintained by the American Bar Association.
Hire an Experienced Fighter: Bicycle Accident Attorney from The Doan Law Firm
You need to be proactive in protecting your rights and interests in a bicycle accident case. This includes promptly hiring an experienced bicycle accident lawyer. A bicycle accident attorney on the legal team of The Doan Law firm stands ready to consult with you about your case. An appointment can be scheduled right now by telephoning us at (424) 334-0000. Our phone line is open 365 days a year, around the clock.
At an initial consultation, a Los Angeles bicycle accident lawyer will evaluate your case and visit candidly with you about all of your options. Keep in mind that we do not charge a fee for an initial consultation with a member of our legal team.