Bicycle Accident Attorneys in Long Beach, CA
One of the great joys of living in Southern California is the weather that is the envy of everywhere else in the nation, and an active lifestyle enjoyed by millions of people in the region. One of the preferred ways to take advantage of this is by riding a bike on any number of bike paths, back roads and city streets. It’s a fantastic way to beat the traffic, get fresh air and a good dose of exercise all wrapped into one activity.
However, in exchange forall of these benefits, riders do assume the risk that they may end up in a bike accident with a careless or inattentive driver. Because riders trade freedom for protection, many times these accidents can be serious, and in some cases, fatal. In fact, while bike accidents account for 2 percent of all fatalities nationally, in California, they represent nearly 4 percent of fatalities. This happens despite the fact that California laws clearly state that persons riding bikes have the same rights to use a roadway as any other vehicle.
If you’re involved in a bicycle accident, you need to make sure your rights are protected. And if the accident is due to the negligence of another driver, bike rider or any other party for whatever reason, you may be entitled to collect damages for your injuries. Although there are many fine personal injury attorneys, you will want to find one who has a specific track record in dealing with bike accidents. Bike accident cases require a certain set of specialized knowledge, and unless an attorney is familiar with these things, they cannot use it to your advantage.
An attorney who specializes in bicycle accidents should have a deep understanding of bicycle safety and traffic laws, how to negotiate with insurance companies related to bicycle accidents, the technical skills involved in riding a bicycle, how to reconstruct a bicycle vs. car accident in great detail, and other related knowledge.
Only an attorney armed with this information will be able to help you win the most favorable settlement for your case.
The Law Offices of Robert Finn serves clients in Long Beach and the surrounding communities of Bellflower, Cerritos, Compton, Cypress, Florence, Huntington Beach, Lakewood, Norwalk, Seal Beach, Signal Hill, Torrance, and Wilmington. Contact us online or call us at 562-901-3388 to set up a free consultation to discuss your legal options. We only charge contingency fees, so you do not have to pay any legal fees unless we recover compensation for you.