Injured In A Bike Accident? Our Firm Can Help
Every day, bicyclists share the road with other motorists. Bicyclists generally have nothing more than a helmet protecting them—so when they are hit by a motor vehicle, the impact can cause catastrophic injuries and, in certain instances, death. If you or a loved one has been injured in a bicycle accident, Mardirossian Akaragian LLP. can help
With more than 40 years of combined experience, our Los Angeles injury attorneys are focused on recovering the maximum compensation on your behalf, whether through settlement or at trial. We understand that bicycle accidents can be devastating and that dealing with the aftermath can be overwhelming. We handle every aspect of your claim from start to finish so you can focus on getting the treatment you need.
Talk to a Los Angeles personal injury lawyer about your case or contact our firm to schedule a no-cost consultation.
Types of Bicycle Accident Injuries
Bicycle accidents tend to result in serious and even catastrophic injuries due to the fact that bicyclists are relatively unprotected. Even when wearing safety gear, such as helmets and protective clothing, bicyclists are still vulnerable due to the sheer size and weight of other involved vehicles.
Common injuries associated with bicycle accidents include:
- Road rash, bruising, cuts, and other severe abrasions
- Broken or crushed bones, possibly leading to amputation or disfigurement
- Spinal cord injury, possibly causing partial or full paralysis
- Traumatic brain injury or closed head injury
- Amputation injuries
No matter the details of your accident, our attorneys understand what you are going through. We can conduct a thorough investigation of the circumstances of the accident, including gathering relevant evidence, such as witness testimony. Our Los Angeles bicycle accident attorneys can then prepare a solid case to present in settlement negotiations or at trial. We have represented seriously injured clients in many different types of pedestrian and bicycle accidents and our firm is prepared to fight for you.
Bicycle Accident Case Focus:
Smith v. MV Transportation, Inc (2022)
In the early evening of May 5th, 2017, thirteen-year-old Ciara Smith was riding bikes with a friend on their way home from a ride down to the beach. They reached the intersection of Pacific Coast Highway and Knob Hill Avenue in Redondo Beach, California at approximately the same time as a Metro bus driven by an employee of the subcontractor MV Transportation.
Both girls rode off the curb and entered the intersection just as the bus passed them on their left side. Ciara collided with the side of the oncoming bus, and was later pronounced dead at the scene. It was the tenth bicycling fatality in Los Angeles county that year.
As more details came to light, it became clear that the dangerous design of the intersection and the inadequate training of the bus driver rendered this not just a tragic accident, but a wrongful death.
Contact Mardirossian Akaragian LLP Today
Our firm offers exceptional talent, abundant resources, tireless dedication, and years of experience to give you the best chance of success in obtaining maximum compensation. Led by our award-winning attorneys, Garo Mardirossian and Armen Akaragian, we are prepared to provide you with aggressive representation and personalized legal guidance you need.
Talk to a Los Angeles bicycle accident lawyer about your case or contact our firm to schedule a no-cost consultation.
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