Because Southern California's temperate climate is conducive to year-round bicycling, many area residents have embraced it as an ideal way to commute to and from work. Many more avidly pursue cycling as a means of recreation.
Unfortunately, thousands of California bicyclists suffer serious injuries every year in accidents with motor vehicles. Often, these accidents are the result of motorists who fail to see the bicyclist or who do not understand a bicyclist's right to share the road. In some instances — more often than most people would imagine — bicyclists are intentionally struck or forced off the road by irate drivers.
You are protected against harassment. A cyclist anti-harassment law that was unanimously approved by the Los Angeles City Council in 2011 protects cyclists against unnecessary aggression on roadways. You can be compensated for legitimate harassment even if you are not injured. Our attorney can help you determine if you have a strong case.
Hollywood Pedestrian Accident Lawyer
If you or someone you love has been injured in a bicycle accident that was caused by someone else's negligence, you deserve compensation for your medical costs, lost income, and pain and suffering.
At the Law Offices of Daniel F. Jimenez in Los Angeles, I advocate aggressively on behalf of bicyclists who are injured by inattentive motorists or who are injured or harassed by irate motorists who intentionally strike them or force them off the road.
I am keenly interested in protecting the rights of bicyclists, not only because I am an avid cyclist myself, but also because my family personally experienced the inexplicable rage that some motorists display against bicyclists.
Protection Against Financial Hardship
Bicycle accidents often cause severe or even catastrophic injuries that require extensive — and expensive — medical treatment and rehabilitation. These injuries can result in mounting bills; at the same time they prevent you from working. The financial burden should not fall to you.
I have represented more than 100 bicyclists and recovered thousands of dollars in personal injury cases involving cyclists struck by motor vehicles. I understand the nuances involved in these cases, including hit-and-run incidents in which the motorist at fault is never identified. In those cases, victims who have automobile insurance policies may be able to recover compensation from their own insurance providers.
Other bicycle accidents may be the result of a road in disrepair, an intersection that is dangerously designed, or a faulty traffic signal or missing traffic sign. It is important to contact me as soon as possible after your accident so I can conduct my own investigation and possibly interview witnesses.
Schedule A Consultation With Our Experienced Attorney
One of the most common mistakes that bicyclists make is not pursuing compensation when they have a legitimate case. I have a thorough understanding of the laws in this area and will provide you a frank assessment of your case during a free consultation. Call 213-814-3444 to speak with an experienced Los Angeles bike accident lawyer
My personal injury cases are taken on a contingency basis, which means you do not pay attorney fees unless I obtain a recovery for you, either through negotiations or a court judgment.