Recently, a young woman was killed in a tragic bike accident in north Orange County, California. The young woman was riding her bicycle when she was struck by a FedEx delivery truck that as it was making a left turn. The woman was not wearing a helmet. While a helmet may or may not have been able to prevent this young woman’s death, it is important for Los Angeles bicyclists to wear helmets while riding a bike, as helmets can help prevent traumatic brain injuries and other physical trauma. If you or a loved one has been injured by a car or other individual while riding a bike, contact an experienced Los Angeles personal injury lawyer today.
Bike accidents are common in California. According to California Highway Patrol’s 2010 Statewide Integrated Traffic Records System (SWITRS), thousands of bicyclists are injured while riding on roadways each while, while thousands more are killed. If your loved one suffered a wrongful death at the hands of a negligent driver, know that California law and skilled trial lawyers are on your side. California Vehicle Code section 21802 (a) requires drivers to come to a full stop at a stop sign and yield the right of way to vehicles. Bicycles have the same rights as other vehicles in Los Angeles. However, bicyclists should also be aware that under California Vehicle Code Section 21200, they have the same responsibilities as drivers of other vehicles.
If you or a loved one was injured by a driver who failed to make a complete stop, did not see you / your loved one on the bike, or otherwise engaged in negligent driving behavior, you might be able to recover financially for your injuries and losses. Additionally, as in the case above, if it is determined that the driver of the FedEx truck was at fault, then both the driver and his or her employer can be held liable for the victim’s wrongful death. Victims’ families in cases like this can retain a skilled Los Angeles wrongful death lawyer to seek compensation to cover damages such as medical and funeral costs, lost future income and loss of love and companionship. An experienced Los Angeles bike accident lawyer will also stay abreast of the official investigation and ensure that the negligent parties are held liable.
For more information on how to proceed with your potential bike accident lawsuit in Los Angeles, reach out to the aggressive trial lawyers at BIKLAW today. Attorney Bradley I. Kramer also has a degree in medicine and has a unique understanding and sensitivity when it comes to his personal injury clients. He truly knows where they are coming from, and will do his best to resolve the case, with his client on the winning side.