What to Do in a Motorcycle Crash With a Car

  Yes, we handle motorcycle cases too! The moments after a motorcycle crash can be chaotic. The motorcyclist is generally injured and in shock. Still, it’s important to protect your legal rights. If you’ve been in an accident, here’s what to do: Check for Potential Injury In a collision with a car, truck or other vehicle, it’s the motorcyclist who’s most likely to be injured. Still, check on the driver and others around you so you can report injuries accurately. … Continued

Does Auto Insurance Cover Bicycle Accidents?

  Everyone knows that in the United States you need car insurance to drive a car. Car insurance protects you and your family from the financial burdens of serious injury or death. In 2016, more than 40,000 people died in car crashes in the US. The money paid in settlements and verdicts for car accidents comes from insurance. Only rarely is money available beyond the insurance policy. The bigger the policy, the more money is available. But did you know … Continued

“Fault” and “No Fault” in a Bike Accident

  After an accident with a car, truck or other vehicle, bicyclists have many important questions when it comes to who is at fault. In an effort to minimize any uncertainty or confusion, we have answered some of these questions below. Is California a “fault” state or a “no fault” state when it comes to accidents? California, along with 38 other states, is a “fault” state for auto and traffic accidents of all kinds – including those that involve bicycles. … Continued

Los Angeles Car Crash Checklist

  Los Angeles traffic is notoriously tough. According to a global traffic analysis, the City of Angels has the worst traffic in the world, particularly on Interstate 405. Four of the worst traffic corridors in the world are in L.A. – many of the rest are in Moscow. Thousands of auto accidents happen in Los Angeles County every year. If you find yourself in one of them, here’s what to do: Check for Injuries and Report the Incident California state … Continued

What NOT to Do as a Bike Crash Victim

Bicycle accidents are a harrowing experience for anyone to go through. You may not know at first how badly you’re injured or how much the damages to your bicycle may cost. It’s a confusing time, but there are some things you absolutely shouldn’t do. Let’s review: Don’t Leave the Scene of the Accident Any time there’s an accident, you should check to see if others need emergency assistance and summon it if necessary. As a bicyclist, it also benefits you … Continued

Bicycle Crash Statistics in California

When a bicyclist is in an accident with a motorist, it’s the bicyclist who’s in the most danger – and in California, the stakes can be high. California leads the nation in cycling activity, but it’s also packed with some of the most dangerous places to ride a bike. Not surprisingly, Los Angeles is one of them. Unfortunately, much of the rest of the state poses serious risks, too. A 2014 report commissioned by the Governors Highway Safety Association showed … Continued

Bicycle Helmet Laws in California: What’s Required?

  To protect your safety when riding a bicycle, a helmet is essential. Many  bicyclists who die as a result of a traffic accident were not wearing helmets at the time of their injury. Bicycle helmet laws have made it about four times more likely that cyclists will wear a helmet. Let’s consider some common questions about bicycle helmet laws: How Does the Law Define a Bicycle? A bicycle is any vehicle a person can ride on, propelled solely by … Continued

Head Injury Signs After a Car Accident

One of the most serious consequences of any car accident is the potential for a head injury. During a car accident, even a brief impact to the head can cause severe complications. At the time, victims may not even realize the severity of their condition. No matter what the circumstances of an accident may be, the first thing to do is assess whether anyone needs medical attention. The first few minutes after an accident can be crucial in making sure … Continued

What to Do After a Fatal Car Accident

Nothing is more tragic than the sudden loss of a loved one in a fatal car accident. Every year, 37,000 Americans die in an automobile accident. Nothing can prepare someone for the terrible consequences, but it is possible to get justice when an accident has been caused by another’s negligence or recklessness. After a fatal car accident, it can be hard to make decisions about what to do next. That’s why it’s so important to connect with a personal injury … Continued

What to Do if You Are Hit while Cycling

Proper Procedure Following an Accident Los Angeles is well known as one of America’s most perilous cities for cyclists. As of 2011, Census data showed 84% of LA-area commuters drove to work, with about 43% taking 30 minutes or more to reach their destination. By contrast, less than 1% of commuters were cyclists. In 2013, almost half of LA traffic accidents were hit-and-runs. In these conditions, cyclists need to be cautious whenever they are biking. If you are struck by … Continued