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 human … Continued

Signs of Head Trauma After an Auto Accident

One of the most serious consequences of any automobile accident is the potential for head trauma. 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 a … Continued

What to Do After a Loved One’s 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

Embed from Getty Images 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 … Continued

A Letter to the Transportation Committee Members

I respectfully urge the members of this committee to support the bike lanes on Westwood Blvd and Central Ave proposed within Mobility Plan 2035. I commute by bicycle. I am a father, a husband, a son, a brother, a car-owner, a homeowner and a taxpayer. And I am an attorney who represents injured cyclists. Better cycling infrastructure would have prevented many of my clients’ injuries. Those injuries have had grave, physical and economic consequences on their lives. Like a huge … Continued

Come to my cyclists’ rights seminar this Sunday at Incycle, Pasadena!

CYCLING RIGHTS SEMINAR Sunday February 21, 11AM Incycle Pasadena 175 S Fair Oaks Ave Pasadena, CA 91105 Get important information about what to do in case of an accident, how to work with insurance, and what rights you have as a cyclist in Los Angeleshttp://us7.campaign-archive1.com/?u=db3dbff5071cc31700721d411&id=17173538de&e=dfb4087007

Dangerous Condition on Colorado Blvd. Bike Lane in Eagle Rock

A serious injury has been reported due to a dangerous condition in the center of the westbound bicycle lane on Colorado Boulevard, between Vincent Avenue and Mount Royal Drive, in Eagle Rock. The condition is a deviation in the center of the lane that runs for several yards parallel to and directly between the lines that delineate the bicycle lane. It consists of an undulating ledge that has formed where the asphalt of the roadway dips into a shallow trench … Continued