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Long Beach data suggests that about one-third of all bike-related accidents in the city are caused by the motorist.[1] Over 40% of these accidents are due to the driver pulling in front of the bicyclist, 15% are related to improper turning, and 2% is related to running a stop light or stop sign. Often, fault is difficult to prove in these cases. That is why it is essential that you contact a bicycle accident attorney for legal guidance.

California law clearly states that persons riding bikes have the same rights to use the roadway as any other “vehicle.”[2] Unfortunately, bicyclists and motorists do not always share the road well.

The Risks

Because bicyclists simply do not have much protection, if you are hit by a motor vehicle while you are riding your bicycle, the likelihood of you sustaining severe injuries is high. Some of the most common bicycle related injuries are:

  • Serious abrasions often referred to as “road rash”
  • Lacerations to the scalp and face
  • Facial fractures
  • Broken bones or severed limbs
  • Brain and head trauma
  • Spinal cord injuries

Support from a Bicycle Accident Attorney

If you have been injured in a bicycle accident, you deserve complete legal support. At the Law Offices of Robert Finn, we will take on the numerous tasks of your case, including

  • Investigating all details of the accident
  • Filing a lawsuit against all parties at fault for the crash
  • Handling all paperwork and filings
  • Payment for current and future medical treatment
  • All fair and just compensation

Occasionally, the bike rider has no major injuries, but the bicycle itself is totaled. Attorney Robert Finn will also work to quickly obtain the true and actual value not only for your injuries but also for your bicycle, so you can get out and ride again.

Personal Attention

In bicycle accident situations it is important to speak to a lawyer familiar with the laws in your city. Robert Finn serves clients in the communities of Bellflower, Cerritos, Compton, Cypress, Florence, Huntington Beach, Lakewood, Norwalk, Seal Beach, Signal Hill, Torrance, and Wilmington with one-on-one personal attention.

Mr. Finn takes these cases on a contingency fee basis. This means you don’t pay any fees for a bicycle accident attorney until your case is resolved. Call his office in Long Beach at 562-901-3388 today to schedule a free consultation to discuss your issues and put his 40 years of experience to work for you!

[1] http://www.bikelongbeach.org/causes-of-bike-accidents-in-long-beach-10-years-worth-of-data/

[2] http://leginfo.legislature.ca.gov/faces/codes_displaySection.xhtml?lawCode=VEH&sectionNum=21200.