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Who Is at Fault in a Car-Bike Accident?

Biking is a great way to exercise and can be a cheap method of transportation. Unfortunately, however, accidents do happen, especially as bikers and motorists share the road in crowded metropolitan areas. Stress is usually magnified in the aftermath of a car-bike accident due to the vulnerability of the biker. This inevitably brings up the question of [...]

By |2019-03-19T11:36:24+00:00March 4th, 2019|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Who Is at Fault in a Car-Bike Accident?

Can You Get Compensation After a Hit and Run Bicycle Accident?

A hit and run bicycle accident can leave your body injured, your mind shaken, and your bike broken. Winning a claim after you’ve been hit can help pay for damage to you and your property. It can also give you peace of mind to help you focus on your recovery. If you’ve been in a [...]

By |2019-02-21T13:58:44+00:00February 13th, 2019|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Can You Get Compensation After a Hit and Run Bicycle Accident?

How New Bicycle Laws in California May Impact You

With the new year comes several new bicycle laws in California. These new laws focus on safety of cyclists as well as those around them, including laws addressing helmets, hit and runs, and more. Learning about these bicycle laws can protect you as well as inform you of your rights. If you have questions after [...]

By |2019-01-28T14:47:54+00:00January 23rd, 2019|Uncategorized|Comments Off on How New Bicycle Laws in California May Impact You

Cyclist Hit by Car: Avoiding Liability for a Bicycle Accident

No cyclist hit by car or truck is going to come out on top. Even if you escape injury, your bicycle probably won't. Unfortunately, not all municipalities have safe bicycle lines, nor do many drivers pay close attention to cyclists, even when you follow every law and safety rule. But the truth is, some auto/bike accidents could [...]

By |2019-01-28T15:01:20+00:00December 20th, 2018|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Cyclist Hit by Car: Avoiding Liability for a Bicycle Accident

What Happens If You Have Been Doored by a Car?

One kind of accident many cyclists and motorcyclists are all too aware of is being doored by a car. Too many of us have been in such accidents, and they're hard to avoid entirely. Motorists often park unsuspectingly in bike lanes, and where there are no bike lanes and there's street-side parking, just doing your legal best [...]

By |2019-01-28T15:35:17+00:00November 29th, 2018|Uncategorized|Comments Off on What Happens If You Have Been Doored by a Car?

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 |2019-02-21T14:05:52+00:00October 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 |2018-11-29T00:56:50+00:00September 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 |2018-11-29T00:58:09+00:00August 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 |2018-11-29T00:57:10+00:00July 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 |2018-11-29T00:57:19+00:00June 5th, 2018|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Bicycle Safety Tips: What You Can Do to Prevent a Bike Accident