California Bicycle Injuries Attorneys
Bicycling is a major activity in California since our state is blessed with wonderful weather and many municipalities provide bicycle trails and bike lanes on roadways. Still, bicyclists are exposed to a variety of risk factors whenever they venture out.
Causes of Bicycle Accidents
There are a variety of causes of bicycle accidents. Poor road maintenance, debris and potholes account for some accidents. Other causes include:
- Dog attacks
- Motorists making left turns in front of approaching riders
- Motorists ignoring bike lanes and merging in front of a rider
- Drivers unsafely passing riders
- Motorists driving too close to riders
- Exiting motorists from parked vehicles opening car doors into the path of a bicycle
- Defective design, manufacture or repair of a bicycle
Many motorists do not want to share the road with bicycle riders and may deliberately come too close or try to cut them off. A bicycle rider is obviously no match for a motor vehicle and riders risk serious injuries if they collide with a car or are ejected from their bikes.
If you have been injured on a bicycle from the carelessness of a motorist, a dog attack or other cause that is not your fault, you will need the experience and knowledge of the California bicycle injury attorneys at The Law Offices of Alex G. Tovarian.
Bicycle Injuries Can be Serious
Bicyclists need to wear protective clothing, especially a helmet that has been shown to prevent head trauma and death from head injuries. Still, a collision with a motor vehicle or being ejected into traffic or onto the hard pavement can produce serious and catastrophic injuries including:
- Brain damage
- Broken limbs
- Facial fractures
- Spinal cord injuries
- Knee injuries
- Severe lacerations and abrasions
Bicyclists also need to be aware that they must adhere to the motor vehicle laws and not to ride against stop lights or to fail to stop at stop signs. Regardless of precautions, though, many bicyclists are injured by the negligent driving of motorists and from other factors.
Contact The Law Offices of Alex G. Tovarian
Proving liability in a bicycle accident can be difficult unless your attorney is experienced in representing bicycle accident victims. Often, an accident reconstruction expert may have to be retained.
Having a devastating injury can mean loss of income, substantial medical bills and prolonged periods of rehabilitation and recovery. Demonstrating the nature and extent of your injuries, damages and pain and suffering is typically done through financial and medical experts that our attorneys will provide. The attorneys at The Law Offices of Alex G. Tovarian are sensitive to the health and financial priorities of our clients and will work zealously to obtain the compensation you deserve.
Acting promptly can help assure the successful resolution of your injury claim. Our attorneys will quickly act to contact witnesses, visit and assess the accident scene and preserve any essential evidence. We will also determine the responsible parties and all avenues of compensation.
Call The Law Offices of Alex G. Tovarian today. We have the necessary experience and resources necessary to handle a California bicycle injury case.