In a city dominated by cars, people who choose to get on a bike on traffic-congested roads are paving the way for change. The lack of parking and public transit in cities like Los Angeles makes biking a worthwhile option for many commuters and avid cyclists. But this proactive movement, centered on sustainability and new urbanism, faces serious challenges.
Much needs to change, especially with drivers of vehicles and their awareness of cyclists on the road and how to act around them. We as advocates for cycling say, “You can’t see what you’re not looking for.” A classic public service announcement about bike safety illustrates the situation perfectly.
How Drivers Endanger Bikers In LA
Drivers are paying attention to traffic lights, other cars and things they shouldn’t be, such as cellphones. They’re not looking for cyclists, and your field of vision as a cyclist is probably smaller than a driver’s. On top of that, a city like Los Angeles is notorious for its hostile drivers and poorly maintained roads. This can be a recipe for disaster for cyclists, leading to injuries or death.
Every day, the safety of cyclists is put at risk by a lack of attentiveness by drivers, lack of bike lanes, unsafe road conditions and other problems in infrastructure. The problems are costly, not only to the city with payouts to injured cyclists quadrupling in the past decade, but also to victims and their families, whose lives are changed dramatically by serious, life-changing or life-ending injuries.
Possible Injuries from Bicycle Accidents in LA
- Spinal cord injuries
- Head injury
- Broken bones
- Total or partial paralysis
- Neck injury
- TBI (traumatic brain injury)
- Internal organ damage
- Back injury
Why You Should Choose Our Los Angeles Bicycle Attorney
When you are injured as a cyclist, you need a lawyer who truly understands the dangers on the roads of Los Angeles and the law in California. Joshua Cohen of Cohen Law Partners has obtained successful case results in bicycle accidents, and he also has a passion for seeking justice for harmed cyclists and for giving back.
If you or a loved one has been involved in a bicycle accident, please contact us today via our online form or by phone at 323-746-8531. Our office is located at 4929 Wilshire Boulevard, Suite 412, Los Angeles, CA 90010 in the neighborhood of Central LA, just north of I-10. Josh Cohen and his team will help you get the compensation you deserve and the justice you seek.
Cohen Law Partners believes that when you fight for the rights of one bicycle accident victim in Los Angeles, you are also advocating for change.