Imagine that you are riding your bike along the streets of Los Angeles, obeying all traffic laws, when suddenly you are struck by a motor vehicle. Even though you are wearing a helmet that protects your head and prevents you from suffering a traumatic brain injury, the nature of the accident causes you to suffer serious injuries all over your body.
If you’re like most people, then the scenario above might leave your mind racing. On top of thinking about recovering, you may also start worrying about medical bills and wondering how you will cover this considerable expense. Inevitably, this may also lead you to an important question: do I need a lawyer?
Depending on the circumstances of the crash, the answer to this question may be yes. Because you have enough to worry about after a serious bicycle accident, a lawyer will make sure that you get answers to all of the important questions such as:
- Who had right of way before the crash?
- Was the driver completely paying attention to their surroundings or were they distracted by something? Was the driver impaired in any way?
As you may have guessed, answers to these questions will establish whether the driver was acting negligently or at the very least whether they were at fault in the accident. If the discovery of fault causes you to believe that you should receive compensation for your injuries, then a lawyer can help you through this process. They can explain how the law applies in your situation and help you seek the full compensation you deserve.