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Lakewood Bicycle Accident Attorney

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Have you been in a bicycle accident?

If you are a bicyclist in Lakewood, California and have been in an accident within the past two years, you may want to get in contact with a Eldessouky Law bicycle accident lawyer. Bicycle accidents can be especially traumatizing because bicycles provide much less protection than other vehicles on the road. Yet, this should not hinder you from enjoying the transportation of a bicycle. You have rights as a bicyclist on the road and its important you make full use of those rights. If someone else on the road has injured you in a bicycle accident, then it’s time you seek compensation for your losses and claim back your rights with the help of a Eldessouky Law lawyer.

What are the rights for bicyclists in California?

In California, bicyclists must follow the general rules of the road that other vehicles must follow. However, there are also specific rules that only apply to bicyclists to ensure their safety. The California Vehicle Code states that if you are bicyclist and the lane is not wide enough for you and a vehicle, then you are allowed to take the lane. If there is a bicycle lane, you must use it unless you are making a left turn, passing, avoiding hazardous conditions, or approaching a place where a right turn is authorized. As a bicyclist, you must also travel in the same direction as traffic. There are also specific laws regarding a bicycle’s breaks, handlebars, bicycle size, lights, reflectors, and seats. Anyone under 18 must wear a helmet, if you are over 18, then it is optional. Bicyclists also cannot wear headphones in both ears, but you are permitted to use cell phones. If you have more questions about bicyclist laws and your rights, call our office and get in touch with one of our lawyers.

What are common causes of bicycle accidents in California?

What are common causes of bicycle accidents in California?

Bicycle accidents are very prevalent in California. In 2015 there were 467,000 bicycle injuries in the US. California also has one of the highest rates of bicycle accident fatalities, and it has continued to increase each year for the past several years. Some of the most common causes of bicycle accidents are:

  • Distracted driving
  • Drunk or drugged driving
  • Getting hit by car doors
  • Manufacturing defect
  • Poor visibility
  • Bad road conditions
  • Right and left turns at intersections

Liability will depend on different cases. If your accident involved another driver, they may be liable for your damages, depending on how much fault they are at based on proving negligence. In cases where road conditions were the cause of your injuries, then property managers may be required to cover your damages. If your accident was caused by equipment malfunction, then the manufacturer may be held liable. Every case is different, and for information on your case, you will want to take to one of our bicycle accident lawyers.

What kind of damages can I recover from a bicycle accident case?

If you are an injured bicyclist, you ay be eligible to sue for compensatory damages. These include:

  • Medical bills
  • Counseling
  • Occupational therapy
  • Lost wages
  • Least earning capacity
  • Loss of consortium
  • Disfigurements or loss of limb
  • Scarring
  • Pain and suffering

The amount you can recover for these damages will depend on the severity of your injuries. Some typical injuries that occur from bicycle accidents are:

  • Abrasions
  • Broken bones
  • Hand fracture
  • Head and neck injuries
  • Dental fractures
  • Eye injuries
  • Strains or dislocations
  • Internal bleeding
  • Concussion

In some cases, you may be able to even to sue for punitive damages. Punitive damages are for cases where it has been demonstrated that the defendant has acted in a particularly malicious manner, such as a driver intentionally running into a bicyclist. To see what kind of damages you may be able to recover from a case, consult with one of our attorneys at Eldessouky Law.

Why should I choose Eldessouky Law to help me with a bicycle accident case?

Eldessouky Law should be your number one choice when pursuing a bicycle accident suit because our goal is always to win you maximum compensation. What you may have lost in a bicycle accident can be life changing, and our lawyers want to help your life back on track. We will give free legal advice to anyone that believes they have a case. If you do, we will gladly represent you free of charge. This is our zero fee guarantee, which means that you do not owe us anything if we cannot win your case. If we win, we only ask for a small fee. Our goal is to turn the focus on you, your story, and what you can recover from a suit. If you are looking for the help of expert bicycle accident lawyers who truly care about their clients, look no further than Eldessouky Law!

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