Advocating for Injured Cyclists
Koohanim Law Firm provides highly experienced legal representation to cyclists injured in accidents. We are aware of the risks and dangers that bicyclists face while sharing roads with motor vehicles, unfortunately, many drivers are not.
Due to the speed of both the car and the bicycle and due to the lack of protection of the cyclists, bicycle accident victims usually sustain severe injuries. If you are injured in a bicycle accident, our experienced legal team can help you receive medical treatment for your injuries, usually without any payment until the settlement of your case. We will recover for your medical expenses, property damage, pain and suffering, and loss of income.
Bicycle Accident Statistics
According to the Governors Highway Safety Association, U.S. bicyclist deaths increased by 16% between 2010 and 2012. California led the nation with 338 cyclists killed in collisions with motor vehicles. Furthermore, although bicyclist deaths account for about 2% of deaths involving motor vehicles nationwide, they account for a little more than 4% of deaths involving motor vehicles in California1.
Common Causes of Bicycle Accidents
The following are common causes of bicycle accidents:
- Vehicle cutting off cyclist
- Vehicle negotiating an unsafe turn
- Vehicle failing to obey traffic rules
- Vehicle running red light or stop sign
- Defective roadways or road hazards
- Driving under the influence
- Distracted drivers
- Driving while talking on the phone
- Texting and driving
Discuss Your Case with Our Personal Injury Attorney
Our objective is to help increase awareness about the importance of sharing the road. Bicycling is an effective mode of transportation, as well as a part of a healthy lifestyle, and we are motivated to support this mode of transportation by increasing awareness. Thus, we are committed to protecting the rights of and advocating on behalf of cyclists in the southern California area. If you were involved in a bicyclist’s accident, contact our firm today to discuss your rights.