For many years, the city of Los Angeles has been known for being bike friendly. While this continues to hold true in today’s day and age, there is something you need to remember: An accident can happen at any time.
If you find yourself on the road as a bicyclist, you need to do whatever it takes to prevent an accident. However, even if you take all the right steps, a simple mistake by a motorist could put you in a bad position.
Accidents between bicycles and cars happen for many reasons, including:
— Open car doors. If a driver opens his or her door without looking, it is possible that a bicyclist could be knocked to the ground.
— Left or right turns. Motorists don’t always look for bicyclists before making a turn, which results in an accident.
— Red lights. A driver who speeds through a red light could cause an accident with a bicyclist.
In an overall sense, it is important that drivers and bicyclists share the road at all times. Unfortunately, there are people who don’t think this is necessary.
If you or a loved one has been injured in a bicycle accident, take the time to reach out to us online or via phone. We know the ins and outs of Los Angeles bicycle laws, and are more than happy to answer your questions and provide you with the guidance you deserve.
We know you are in a difficult position, but we are here to make your life easier. Don’t hesitate to get our team of legal professionals on your side.