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What options do bicyclists have after being struck by motorists?

If you've been injured while out riding your bicycle, then you probably are wondering what avenue you can pursue to recover medical costs in your case. The truth of the matter is that it greatly depends on who police determined caused the crash.

Los Angeles bicyclists are particularly vulnerable to being hit

A report published during the final week of April by the American Automobile Association (AAA) Foundation for Traffic Safety suggests that the rates of hit-and-run crashes are increasing at a steady pace nationwide. In fact, based on data recorded between 2009 and 2016, it would appear that the number of these crashes that are occurring is going up by at least seven percent each year. They are currently at all all time high.

A hit-and-run FedEx driver kills a downtown L.A. bicyclist

A 54-year-old bicyclist was struck and killed by a FedEx delivery truck driver as he rode his bike in an industrial area in south central Los Angeles on the morning of Thursday, March 15. The incident occurred near the intersection of Washington Boulevard and Staunton Avenue just before 8:40 a.m.

Los Angeles City Council votes to better maintain bike lanes

During 2017, the City of Los Angeles spent just under $19 million as settlements to several bicyclists who had either been previously killed or seriously injured while riding their bikes down any number of the city's decrepit streets. This payout amount was at least four times the amount of any prior year.

Motorists' brains are slow to process the presence of bicyclists

When it comes to motorists crashing into bicyclists, more often than not, they'll say that they never saw the person on the bike coming or riding next to them. While it may seem like a simple go-to excuse for anyone to use, science appears to lend credence to that statement.

Bicycle helmets prevent serious injuries and death

There are a number of different excuses people may give for not wanting to wear a helmet when they take to the road on their all terrain vehicles, skates, motorcycles, scooters or bicycles. Many fear that helmets will leave them with "hat hair" or that they'll be too hot. Others say they're uncomfortable or that they're not necessary for heading out on such a short trip.

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