As more people move to big cities like Los Angeles, many of them choose to use other forms of transportation to get around, like bicycles. As a result, there has been an increase in bicycle accidents across the state. Accidents between a person on a bicycle and an automobile tend to be among the most serious, especially for the bicyclist. If you are injured in a bicycle accident, you may need compensation to pay your medical expenses, repair your bicycle, make up for time missed from work, and more.
In order to win a bicycle accident lawsuit, you must normally be able to prove that the driver who crashed into your bicycle was negligent. This means that the driver failed to act as a reasonable person would under similar circumstances. Commonly, the drivers may be speeding, fail to yield to bicyclists, changing lanes illegally, running red lights or stop signs, or other types of behavior. Regardless of the specific form of negligence, the bicyclist must be able to prove that the driver owed the bicyclist a duty, the driver breached that duty, the breach of that duty caused your injuries, and that you suffered damages as a result.
Many bicyclist clients who are injured in bicycle accidents immediately want to know how much their bicycle accident case is worth. Every case is different, and each settlement or verdict arises from its own particular facts and circumstances. Your settlement or verdict will depend on the insurance coverage that is available, how serious your injuries were, how much time you missed from work, and other factors.
If you want to learn more about your legal options following a bicycle accident case, call me, Conal Doyle, Los Angeles bicycle accident attorney at 310-385-0567. We will provide you with a free consultation on your case. Call today to learn more or to schedule a free consultation on your case.