Have you been in a bicycle accident?
Bicycles are a great form of transportation. They provide a workout as well as let you feel the fresh air blow through your hair. Being a bicyclist on the street is unique because you are especially vulnerable. Even with a helmet on, much more of your body is exposed and your risk injuries in an accident are very high. California also has very high rates of bicycle accidents, meaning living in California as a bicyclist is even more risky. But you do not have to worry, Eldessouky Law is here to help. We have a family of very skilled bicycle accident lawyers serving Pico Rivera who are willing to help you with your bicycle accident case. All you need to do is give us a call at 714-409-8991 to get started on receiving compensation for your losses due to a bicycle accident.
What are my rights as a bicyclist?
In California, bicyclists must follow the same rules as cars on the the street. There are also specific rules just for bicyclists. For instance, bicyclists must ride as close to the right as possible when sharing the road with some exceptions such as when passing, when there’s a hazard, or to make a left turn. The same rules apply to if there is a bicycle lane. As a cyclist, you must ride as close to the right as possible in the bike lane as long as you are going slower than the flow of traffic. One big problem is that not all automobile drivers are aware of these laws. Their negligence is often a common cause of bicycle accidents.
There are also California laws that regard equipping your bike. These laws pertain to brakes, handlebars, bicycle size, lights, reflectors, and seats. Also, anyone under the age of 18 is required to wear a helmet. Head phones are prohibited when riding a bike on the street, but cell phones are actually allowed. Just like other vehicles on the road, it is illegal to be under the influence of alcohol or drugs when riding your bike on the road. If you have more questions regarding bicycle laws and your rights as bicyclist, ask one of our bicycle accident lawyers.
What are other common causes of bicycle accidents?
Other causes of bicycle accidents may include:
- Vehicles drifting into bike lanes
- Driver inattention when pulling in or out of parking spaces
- A bike hitting a door when a driver opens into traffic
- Pedestrians knowing over cyclists
- Crosswalk accidents
- Cycling team accidents
If your accident was due to someone else’s negligence, then you most likely have a bicycle accident case and can sue that individual for your damages. To prove negligence, you will want to get help from one of our lawyers who can most likely show that the defendant owed a duty of care to you, that the duty of care was breached, and that the breach was a direct cause to your injuries. However, there are cases where the road conditions may be the cause of your accident. In these situations, property owners may be liable for you damages because they owed a duty of care in keeping the property safe. Your best bet is to get help from one of our bicycle accident lawyers to see what the best plan of action is to receive the most for your losses in an accident.
What kind of compensation can I receive from a bicycle accident case?
With the help of a Eldessouky Law attorney, you may be able to receive compensatory damages such as:
- Medical bills
- Occupational therapy
- Lost wages
- Lost earning capacity
- Loss of consortium
- Disfigurement or loss of limb
- Pain and suffering
The severity of your injuries will have an impact on how much you will receive. It’s best to talk to one of our lawyers first to get and idea of what your case is worth. There’s also a small chance you may be able to receive punitive damages. Although this is not as common, you might be able to win compensation if you can prove the defendant acted in a particularly malicious way.
Why use a Eldessouky Law lawyer?
Eldessouky Law is different than other firms because we prioritize our client’s well-being. We also know that each case should be treated on an individual basis. No two cases are the same. This combination of personalization and caring about our clients means that you will receive top-notch service. We will also work our hardest to get you as much compensation for your damages and injuries as possible. You’ve already lost so much, it’s time to turn that around.
On top of a free consultation, we will also take on your case for free. Our zero fee guarantee means that we do not ask for any upfront fees and instead, we will only ask for a small fee if your case is won. If we don’t win, then you do not owe us anything. It’s time for you to chose Eldessouky Law for you bicycle accident case.