Bicycling is a popular form of recreation and sport, as well as a means of transportation for many individuals throughout Los Angeles and Nevada. As more and more bicyclists take to the streets for various reasons, the potential for bicycle accidents involving motor vehicles increases, as does the risk of serious personal injury. When an individual suffers a serious injury from a bicycle accident caused by the negligence of a motor vehicle driver, the victim has a legal right to seek financial compensation. A knowledgeable Los Angeles and Nevada personal injury lawyer can provide valuable insight into the process of filing a personal injury claim, and can be a valued asset in the pursuit of financial compensation to cover costs associated with the injury.
Due to the near-total absence of protection a bicyclist has in an accident with another vehicle, the types of injuries sustained can be very serious, permanent or life-threatening. Many bicycle accident victims suffer from broken bones, lacerations, brain injuries, internal injuries, back injuries and spinal injuries, paralysis and death. While the costs related to recovery and other financial hardships that arise from the injury may vary greatly from case to case, compensation can be awarded as long as responsibility is assigned to the appropriate negligent party.