Bicycle accidents are the leading cause of death for children and older adults in Los Angeles. According to a study conducted by the LA Vision Zero Project, approximately 200 people die each year from a bicycle accident.
At West Coast Trial Lawyers, we understand the dangers that come along with riding a bicycle, especially when the bicyclist does not know any safety precautions. Our qualified bicycle accident attorneys have over 60 years of collective legal experience in handling personal injury cases, with many including bicycle accidents.
If you were involved in a bicycle accident and would like to pursue legal actions against the party at-fault for damages, our 24/7 legal team will assess your case to determine what essential steps must be fulfilled in order to get you the compensation you deserve.
Bicycle Safety Checklist
To ensure your safety, we’ve created a list of what you should check for to make sure you are properly using your bike while on the road.
Accidents happen. If you were injured as a result of someone else’s negligence, you may be entitled to compensation for your losses. Damages are a type of monetary award that is determined by a court of law to help compensate an aggrieved individual for any losses or injuries sustained as a result of someone’s negligence.
Economic damages are intended to compensate a plaintiff for losses that a dollar amount can readily be attached to. It is calculated by determining the amount of out-of-pocket losses an aggrieved individual has or will expect to incur as a result of their injuries. A few examples of economic losses include:
Non-economic damages are essentially intended to cover losses that are thought of as subjective and will not necessarily cover out-of-pocket losses. This may include compensation for:
The third type of damages a California court may award are known as punitive damages. Punitive damages are intended as punishment and are only awarded when a defendant’s behavior is especially harmful. It is relatively rare and, in fact, is only incorporated in 5 percent of all verdicts.
If you have sustained injuries as a result of a bicycle accident, you have the right to hold the guilty party accountable. Our skilled bicycle accident attorneys at West Coast Trial Lawyers can help you recover compensation for the losses you have suffered, including medical bills, property damage, lost wages, and pain and suffering from your injury.