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04 . 13 | Uncategorized

Pedestrian and Bicycle Accidents

Los Angeles has many wonderful aspects, but few people would describe it as an especially safe place for pedestrians or bicyclists. With a road and transportation system heavily geared towards automobiles and trucks – and drivers that are often distracted, in a hurry, or simply careless when it comes to respecting the right of way of others – Los Angeles County and the surrounding areas see a multitude of pedestrian and bicycle accidents every year, with many caused by driver negligence.

 

If you have been injured in a pedestrian or bicycle accident with a car or truck, you are likely facing months or even years of medical bills, lost income, and pain and suffering. At LawPLA in downtown Los Angeles, our personal injury team fights for the rights of injured pedestrians and bicyclists to recover for the full amount of their losses related to a driver’s negligence.

Helping You Understand Your Options After a Pedestrian or Bicycle Accident

Without a doubt, suffering a collision with a car or truck while walking or on a bike can leave you immobile, in immense pain, unable to work, and traumatized. We understand that reaching out to an attorney may feel like one more struggle at a time when your life feels as if its been turned utterly upside down, but our personal injury team is here to do whatever it takes to help you understand your legal options in a clear, attentive, and compassionate manner, with the goal of helping you face and overcome the difficulties presented by your situation.

Building Your Case For Full Recovery After Your Pedestrian or Bicycle Accident

Should we decide to work together, we will then aggressively work towards your full recovery for all medical bills, lost income, and pain and suffering related to your accident.

 

The first step in this process will be to investigate the accident to collect the evidence necessary to show that potential defendants – which can include drivers, their employers, and others – acted unreasonably or otherwise violated a legal duty which led to your accident.

 

Examples of defendant actions that could form the basis of a successful pedestrian or bicycle accident include:

  • Speeding
  • Failing to stop at a stop sign or red light
  • Driving in the bike lane
  • Failing to honor a pedestrian’s right of way
  • Drunk or drugged driving
  • Distracted driving (texting while driving, etc)
  • Negligently designed roadways and crosswalks
  • Defective bicycle or automobile design

 

This can be a fact-intensive process requiring prompt collection of physical, medical, and eyewitness evidence to make a compelling case for speedy financial recovery. Thus reaching out to an attorney immediately after an accident can help greatly in the process of building your claim.

 

When you contact the personal injury team at LawPLA, we will speak with you at the earliest possible time in a free consultation to understand your circumstances and provide you with options to get you on the road to recovery.

Contact a Los Angeles Pedestrian and Bicycle Accident Attorney Today

If you have been injured in a pedestrian or bicycle accident in Los Angeles County or the surrounding areas, the personal injury team at LawPLA is here to assist you with understanding your options for winning full recovery for your injuries. Contact LawPLA today to schedule a free consultation to discuss your injuries and what our team can do to help win the recovery you deserve under California law.

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