Los Angeles Bicycle Accident Attorney
Bicycle Accident Attorney Los Angeles
Life is better on a bike. Whether you ride because it’s affordable, better for the environment, or just a lot of fun, you’re not alone. The number of people who bike regularly in Los Angeles is much less than in neighboring cities like San Francisco but thousands of people just like you bike to work, to the store, to the park, or just around the neighborhood every day. And the Los Angeles bicycle accident attorneys at Sally Morin Law are here to help protect them all in their hours of need with experienced legal representation and hassle-free claims resolution.
If you’ve been seriously injured by a distracted or negligent driver we may be able to help you get the compensation you deserve so you can get your life back on two wheels fast.
Sally Morin Law: Experienced Los Angeles Bicycle Accident Attorneys
We know that proving your case to an insurance company, judge or jury can be difficult and we’re here to help. If you’ve suffered major injuries which have required ER visits, ambulance transportation, hospitalization, or surgery we may be able to get the financial compensation you deserve.
In fact, if we take on your case, you’ll enjoy our hassle-free claims resolution process. We do all the work, deal with all the parties (including police investigators and insurance companies), and file all the paperwork. All you have to do is concentrate on your recovery and getting back to your work, your family and your life.
Why You Need a Lawyer
You may not think you need a bicycle accident lawyer in Los Angeles after a crash. The at fault party (or their insurance company) may have offered to pay out for your medical expenses. Your injuries may be healing well. It’s tempting to just move on and leave the pain and fear in the past.
But without a lawyer on your side, you may be doing yourself more harm than good!
Insurance adjusters often will quickly offer lowball amounts in order to get injured parties to “take the bait.” You can’t tell know how your injuries may affect you in the future—chronic pain can be debilitating. Can you really afford to “get on with your life” with unresolved medical payments and days, weeks, or months of income missing from your paycheck?
Don’t settle for what other people tell you you’re owed. Get the compensation you deserve with the backing of an experienced Los Angeles bicycle accident lawyer.
We’re the Different You Deserve
But who do you pick when it’s time to find the right lawyer for you?
The Los Angeles bicycle accident attorneys at Sally Morin Law aren’t like any other lawyers on the block. Sally has hand-picked her team of honest, enthusiastic, and dedicated legal experts she knows will represent clients to the fullest.
Full Service Legal Representation
Our lawyers go out of their way to get you the compensation you deserve by:
- Pushing back against predatory insurance adjusters.
- Negotiating lower financial obligation with medical service providers (letting you keep more of the money you’re awarded).
- Dealing directly with all parties involved to get your settlement faster.
- Obtaining a fair settlement for you.
Careful Client Selection
How can we invest so much time and effort in individual bicycle accident cases?
We are very selective. We don’t accept every case presented to us. We chose to only work with honest individuals—hard-working folks—suffering from major injuries. These aren’t folks looking for a quick insurance “paycheck.” These are people just like you who deserve financial compensation but don’t know where to turn.
These victims need a reliable ally who can help them cover financial expenses so they can concentrate on more important things like getting back to work, keeping their family fed, and putting their injuries in the past.
And we never leave these people out of the loop. All of our lawyers will keep victims informed through every step of the claims recovery process, answer questions, calls, and emails in a timely fashion, and give clients the information they need to make the right choices for them.
Experienced Los Angeles Bicycles Accident Lawyer
You Need a Friend Who has Been Down this Road
Sally and her team have helped clients get the compensation they deserve in and out of court for over a decade. Sally is so successful because she and her team concentrate solely on pedestrian, car, motorcycle and bicycle accidents in Los Angeles. By maintaining this narrow focus they have become experts at navigating the specific legal avenues available in such cases and know what to expect from the other side of the argument.
LA’s Disproportionate Amount of Bicycle Accidents
Biking in LA isn’t for the faint of heart. Every year there are roughly 2,000 bicycle accidents in Los Angeles (with another 3,000 in LA County) accounting for nearly 6% of all traffic accidents. That’s shocking considering the 2014 census reports that only 1% of daily commuting in LA was by bike.
But a few of the city’s “danger zones” may be responsible for skewing those numbers so dramatically. The truth is that a vast majority of bicycle accidents in Los Angeles happen on just a handful of streets. MIT’s Media Lab created an interactive map using crash data to pinpoint these “danger zones” (stretches of roadway on which cyclists are statistically at much greater risk).
The Most Dangerous Streets in Los Angeles for Bicyclists
Not surprisingly three of the most dangerous streets are also three of the city’s busiest and most “touristy:”
- Olympic Boulevard
- Venice Boulevard
- Sunset Boulevard
Combined traffic data from these streets shows a dangerous blend of high density auto traffic flow, increased pedestrian activity, and higher levels of “distraction.” This creates a sort of perfect storm for bicycle accidents in Los Angeles, resulting in a much higher percentage of crashes, injuries and deaths.
What Causes Bicycle Accidents in Los Angeles?
Nationwide statistics show that in bike crashes involving automobiles the driver is at fault in the vast majority of cases. However, in LA the story is different. In fact, motorists involved in bicycle accidents in Los Angeles are only at fault roughly 1/3 of the time. However, it’s important to note that 42% of drivers found to be at fault for bicycle crashes are deemed to have been careless or inattentive at the time.
Sadly, unsafe cyclists (many of which are caught riding on the wrong side of the street) cause the majority of these crashes. This is bad news if you’ve been injured in a bicycle accident in Los Angeles, because it may make proving your case more difficult. With this skewed percentage, the cards are stacked against cyclists.
If you were in an accident caused by another individual, they or their insurance carrier could be financial liable for your injuries. And that’s where we come in.
If you’ve been seriously injured by a careless of negligent driver, you need a bicycle accident attorney in Los Angeles. To find out if we’re the right match for you, give Sally Morin Law a call at (415) 413-0033 or submit your case online.