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How to Deal with Bicycle Accidents

13th April 2010
By Mesriani Law Group in Accident claims
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Biking in a busy city like Los Angeles is like freezing time for a moment. You can get away from the city’s busy streets and hectic lifestyle and enjoy its different fantastic views and keep yourself fit at the same time.

However, while it is very beneficial, biking can also be dangerous because of reckless and speeding drivers. Most of the time, bicycle accidents are fatal because bikers lack necessary protection.

If you were involved in a bicycle accident and got injured, you can file a complaint against the responsible party. You can get legal assistance from Los Angeles bicycle accident attorneys to have a better chance of winning the case. They will usually provide several reasons that will be helpful to prove that a driver is liable for your medical expenses. A driver is usually responsible for a bicycle accident if:

• He did not immediately stop at a traffic signal or posted stop sign;

• He did not follow speed limits especially on sharp curves; or/and

• He was not careful while he was pulling in or out of a parking spot or driveway.

If your legal advisers have gained enough evidence to prove that the driver has committed any one of these three reasons, he will be liable for all your expenses related to the accident.

Another dangerous situation is when a bicycle is sandwiched between two cars because the vehicle at the back of the biker was following too closely. This kind of bicycle accident can cause extensive physical injuries, including broken legs, amputation, head injuries, and even death.

That is why bikers are advised to stay within biking lanes or just bike at the park where there are no vehicles. They should also be aware of certain safety precautions such as:

• Safety gears like helmet, elbow bands and kneepads. Having protective gear will reduce the risks of you having serious injuries in case of a bicycle accident.

• The design and type of bike. Bicycles are built and designed to serve different purposes. There is the BMX, which is commonly used for stunts, the mountain bike that is effective on rough roads, the racing bike (road bike) used on cemented roads and highways, and many more. Just make sure you use the bicycle the way it is designed to be used.

Once you get into a bicycle accident, better contact Los Angeles bicycle accident attorneys. There are many law firms in Los Angeles where you can find the lawyer who would best handle your case. If you have a tight schedule and you do not have time to drive down to different law offices in your location, you can use the Internet instead. There are numerous websites and search tools that can help you locate an experienced bicycle accident attorney to handle your complaint.

To help you deal with issues involved in bicycle accidents and other personal injury cases, consult with our skilled Los Angeles personal injury attorneys. Visit our website and avail of our free case analysis.
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