Los Angeles is a city that is very bicycle- and pedestrian-friendly, but that doesn’t mean that there aren’t pedestrians and bicyclists who are injured in accidents with motor vehicles. In fact, the large number of vehicles that come into contact with cyclists and pedestrians on a daily basis increase the likelihood of accidents.
We know that nobody ventures out thinking that they are going to get struck by a car. Most bike riders will do everything in their power to avoid getting hit, just as most drivers will try to avoid hitting pedestrians and those riding bikes, but some drivers don’t take evasive action quickly enough.
When a driver doesn’t take action fast enough to avoid hitting someone, it is logical to question why that was the case. It might be because the driver was going too fast or was distracted. In either case, you might be able to use that information for your claim for compensation for your injuries.
The first thing that we must do in these type of cases is to closely examine the circumstances of the accident. Scrutinizing the evidence is a crucial step because there is likely going to be something that we can use to bolster your case. From there, we can work to establish liability and get your case prepared to move through the court system.
All of this will usually happen fairly quickly because we must ensure that your case is filed before time runs out. California statutes provide clear time limits for cases like these, and once that time is up, the case proscribes and you can no longer take legal action.