Santa Monica has a population of almost 100,000 people and is considered one of the top five bike-friendly cities in California. This obviously means that there are a lot of bicycles on the streets and bike paths at any one time, and sometimes they bump into each other.
Unfortunately, this might mean someone gets injured which can have significant and often devastating consequences for the victim. Medical treatment, lost time for work or school, rehab visits, and a mound of bills from co-pays and co-insurance balances.
At Bay Area Bicycle Law, we understand what you are going through, and we know how to help. We are the only firm that exclusively represents victims of bicycle accident attorneys in northern California, and we can help you get back on your feet financially after an accident.
Bicycle v Bicycle Accidents
When someone gets into an accident with a motor vehicle, they are possibly familiar with what to expect. However, when a cyclist hits another cyclist, the victim might not know what to do. In many ways, it’s no different than a car accident in that the steps involve some of the same goals: keeping the victim safe and getting information.
If you’ve been injured in a bike accident with another bike, pedestrian, scooter, or any other non-motorized vehicle, these steps can help you when it comes to getting compensation:
- Check on immediate medical needs.
- Don’t move bikes/objects and get photos.
- Get other cyclist’s information.
- Get witness information/Take note of any surveillance cameras.
- Don’t repair the bike right away.
- Contact a trusted bicycle injury attorney.
Types of Injuries in a Bicycle v Bicycle Accident
Compared to the high-impact of an auto accident, a bike accident can seem to be tame and less likely to end in a serious injury. However, this hasn’t been the experience of many cyclists who have run into one another.
A bike crash almost always ends in the cyclist hitting the pavement, and this added with the original impact can cause significant injury. Over the years, we’ve seen many types of injuries suffered in a bike v. bike accident. Some of the common injuries are:
- Traumatic Brain Injury
- Broken Wrists
- Shattered Kneecaps
- Broken/Displaced Ribs
- Spinal Cord Injuries
- Nerve Damage
- Facial Bone Fractures
- Severe Road Rash
- Sprains/Strains/Deep Bruises
Northern California’s Bicycle Accident Lawyers.
Bay Area Bicycle Law works with clients all over the State of California and is one of the state’s only personal injury law firms working exclusively with injured cyclists.
We handle cases in your area, and there are many benefits to working with a specialist.
Years of advocacy for bicycle crash victims have seasoned our attorneys with the necessary skills to handle bicycle accident cases with the utmost level of professional expertise. We will always offer you legal advice which is in your best interest. Contact us today for a free consultation.