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Bicycle Injuries Without Helmets: Can You Seek Compensation?

In California, suffering bicycle injuries without helmets does not mean cyclists have no legal recourse when seeking compensation. If you have sustained injuries in a vehicle accident while not wearing a helmet, don't make the mistake of assuming the other driver's insurance won't cover your injuries. When it comes to such accidents, California law treats bicycle injuries without [...]

By | 2018-11-06T13:49:24+00:00 October 30th, 2018|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Bicycle Injuries Without Helmets: Can You Seek Compensation?

Is California a No-Fault State? How Does Fault Apply to Bicycle Accidents?

Is California a no-fault state? You may have heard that there are some U.S. states where investigators don't apply fault to any of the drivers involved in a car accident. Well, California isn't one of them. It's important to understand how this applies to bicycle accident law, especially in cities like L.A, Frisco, and San Diego, [...]

By | 2018-09-27T18:52:30+00:00 September 27th, 2018|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Is California a No-Fault State? How Does Fault Apply to Bicycle Accidents?

Warning Signs of Brain Injury After a Bike Accident

Signs of brain injury after a bike accident may be subtle and unexpected, especially if you were wearing a helmet during the accident. Sadly, while the widespread use of bicycle helmets — mandated by law for anyone under 18 in California — has decreased traumatic brain injury significantly, even the best helmet isn't enough to [...]

By | 2018-09-10T14:36:07+00:00 August 29th, 2018|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Warning Signs of Brain Injury After a Bike Accident

What Liability Issues Are Involved in a Bike vs. Car Accident?

If you or a loved one were involved in a bike vs. car accident, you likely have a lot of questions. You may wonder who is to blame and whether you can get compensation. Many of your questions can be answered by knowledgeable personal injury attorney Michael Stephenson at Los Angeles Bicycle Law. Our firm is fully focused [...]

By | 2018-08-15T07:07:57+00:00 July 23rd, 2018|Uncategorized|Comments Off on What Liability Issues Are Involved in a Bike vs. Car Accident?

Bicycle Safety Tips: What You Can Do to Prevent a Bike Accident

Bicycle accidents can be overwhelming, so keeping these bicycle safety tips in mind can help. Although you may not be able to keep this checklist printed out, you can bookmark this web page or take screen shots to remind you of what to do if you’re involved in a bicycle accident. If you are involved [...]

By | 2018-08-15T06:59:20+00:00 June 5th, 2018|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Bicycle Safety Tips: What You Can Do to Prevent a Bike Accident

Bicycle Right of Way Rules in California: Who Has the Right of Way?

If you’re on the road in California, whether on a bike, walking, or driving a car, you need to be familiar with bicycle right of way rules. Because bicycles are so much smaller than motor vehicles, accidents can cause serious injuries to bikers. But since we all share the road, you may questions about who [...]

By | 2018-05-21T13:50:18+00:00 April 26th, 2018|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Bicycle Right of Way Rules in California: Who Has the Right of Way?

A Bike Accident Lawyer Gives Tips on Avoiding Car-on-Bike Accidents

Bike accidents result in the highest amount of injuries, even compared to other sports, including football. Car-on-bike accidents usually result in serious to fatal injuries are car-on-bike accidents. And unfortunately, these types of accidents happen all too frequently. Here are some tips from bike accident lawyer Michael Stephenson to help you avoid car-on-bike accidents. Obey the Traffic [...]

By | 2018-11-06T13:59:34+00:00 March 29th, 2018|Uncategorized|Comments Off on A Bike Accident Lawyer Gives Tips on Avoiding Car-on-Bike Accidents

Uber and Lyft are Making Traffic Congestion Worse

Ride-sharing companies like Lyft and Uber emerged with the promise that they would help alleviate traffic because they would pull cars off the road, letting passengers share the ride or only use a car when they needed a car. But, studies are showing that this promise of a quick tech-fix has resulted in the exact [...]

By | 2018-05-21T13:32:31+00:00 February 26th, 2018|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Uber and Lyft are Making Traffic Congestion Worse

5 Things NOT to Do If You Were Injured in a Bicycle Accident

One of the highest rates of accidents involves bicycles. If you were in a bicycle accident, you may be feeling confused and unsure of what to do. Here are five things you absolutely must not do. 1. Do Not Leave the Scene of the Accident Like other accidents, if you were involved in a bicycle accident, and you’re [...]

By | 2018-11-06T14:15:05+00:00 February 14th, 2018|Uncategorized|Comments Off on 5 Things NOT to Do If You Were Injured in a Bicycle Accident

Driver Charged in Death of Cyclist in Tour de Palm Springs

Tragedy struck the Tour de Palm Springs over the weekend when a truck, recklessly driven at 100mph struck two cyclists on Dillon Road in Palm Springs, killing one. The posted speed limit is 50 mph. Our bicycle law firm can assist in such accident cases. According to the Riverside County Coroner's Office, Mark Kristofferson, 49, [...]

By | 2018-05-21T13:37:36+00:00 February 12th, 2018|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Driver Charged in Death of Cyclist in Tour de Palm Springs