Riding a bicycle is a great way to commute to work, run errands, or just enjoy a warm day, in the Los Angeles area, but it can also be a dangerous activity—especially when other people on the roadway aren't paying attention to the road.
Because bicyclists lack protection beyond basic life-saving equipment like helmets, even minor accidents can result in serious injuries. And while the property damage that bicyclists incur after an accident is relatively minor, the pain and suffering can be much more debilitating and cause them to miss weeks, months, or even years of work—all while facing expensive medical bills and extensive rehabilitation.
Many neighborhoods in the Los Angeles area have lanes designated specifically for bicyclists. While those lanes are great for reducing the risk that bicyclists face, they don’t eliminate it completely. When riding alongside a vehicle, bicyclists can be seriously injured if the vehicle drifts towards the bike lane even momentarily. All it takes is a slight shift in direction for one or two seconds for a vehicle to force a bicyclist off the road or collide with the bicyclist. Reach out to our team if you’ve had a motorist drift into your bike lane, causing personal injury and damages.