Bicycle Accidents Los Angeles
Motor vehicle accidents are extremely common, but when a car or truck collides with a bicycle, devastation often follows. In fact, a car collision may be many bicyclists’ worst fear. Although these types of accidents are comparatively rare, when they do occur, broken bones, head injuries, traumatic brain injuries, spinal cord injuries and long-term disability are not uncommon.
Many bicycle accidents are exacerbated by the fact that the cyclists are children or other particularly vulnerable riders. Inevitably, a collision of this nature is almost always the direct result of negligence, most frequently the driver’s. Victims of bicycle accidents may need not just extensive medical care in the immediate aftermath of the accident but also physical therapy, rehabilitation and long-term care or supportive therapies in order to maintain their quality of life.
Los Angeles Bicycle Accidents
A driver’s insurance company will often try to settle by focusing on the degree of negligence. Unfortunately, the insurance company is not seeking to protect the cyclist’s best interests. Although negligent actions on the part of the driver may have led to catastrophic losses for the cyclist, compensation may be insufficient to restore the victim. The cyclist may even need to prove in court that the driver was negligent and demonstrate the degree of loss in order to receive appropriate compensation.
Even though the insurance company may not be on your side, if you have been a victim of a bicycle accident, you are not alone. Farhad Hamdam, Los Angeles pedestrian accident lawyer can help you recover the full amount of damages to which you are entitled. He will fight to help you achieve an appropriate settlement out of court or file a lawsuit in court.
Bicycle accidents can be devastating. If you have suffered an injury or loss due to a driver’s negligence, you have options. Farhad Hamdam can help you evaluate them and determine which are best for your situation.
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