Los Angeles Bicycle Accident Lawyer
Offering Legal Representation for Those Injured in Bike Accidents
If you have been involved in a bicycle accident, you have rights. Serious injuries occur as the result of bicycle and vehicle collisions. Often, drivers don’t want to cooperate because of the costly repercussions, and you cannot count on receiving help from insurance companies. Despite what many people think, insurance companies are not interested in getting you fair compensation. You need someone to fight for your rights.
Law Offices of Gary Berkovich will get you the money you deserve. Case reviews are always free. We don’t get paid until you get paid.
A Bike Accident Is Serious
Though you and the other party may feel that the accident isn’t serious, legally and when it comes to personal injury cases, it is recommended that you call the police anyway. Some injuries don’t show themselves until later, and many expenses due to an accident can be covered by insurance.
What Should I Do After a Bicycle Accident?
There are a few steps one should take after a bicycle accident. Taking the following steps can help should you need to contact our Los Angeles personal injury attorneys for your bicycle accident.
1. Document Damage & Take Video
Document your injuries and damage down to your bike and equipment. Also, be sure the police hear your side of the story and NEVER admit fault. Even if the other person involved in the accident seems nice and well-intentioned, your best plan of action is to protect yourself as much as possible while remaining honest.
2. Call the Police to Report the Accident
Sometimes, you may be inclined to skip this step. Following a bike accident, you may not feel immediate pain but it's possible that you could feel pain later. Calling the police can ensure proper documentation for your insurance company. If possible, use your cell phone to call the police and ask the driver to stay and wait for the police to arrive. Later on, you can call the police department to ensure that the report was documented correctly.
3. Collect Information
If possible, it is wise to collect information about the driver and witnesses who may have seen what happened. Collect the following if possible:
- Phone Numbers
- Driver's Licence & Vehicle Licence Numbers
- Driver's Insurance Information
4. Seek Medical Attention
Even if you feel like you managed to make it out of the accident unscathed, still contact a doctor and get a physical. As mentioned above, some injuries don’t show themselves immediately, and some may seem short term, but can become long term problems that may require ongoing medical attention and adjustment.
5. Check Your Equipment
Before you hit the road or trail with your bike, thoroughly look over your bike and the functionality of the mechanisms. Even a minor accident can affect the major functionality of your bike and put you in danger.
6. Consult With An Attorney
Since those riding a bicycle are less protected than the driver, it's common that the fault lies with the driver of the motor vehicle. Contact a Los Angeles personal injury attorney at The Law Offices of Gary Berkovich for a consultation.
Contact a Bicycle Accident Attorney in Los Angeles
Involved in a bike accident? Be sure to contact The Law Offices of Gary Berkovich. We are here to help with all your personal injury claims in the San Diego area. Call us today for a free case review!
We’ve got you covered with three offices across southern California, in Riverside/San Bernardino, Los Angeles and San Diego. Call us 24/7 at (818) 290-8942 Or complete our online contact form. It’s free!