Experienced bicycle accident lawyers
Bicycle accidents are always shocking and disruptive, causing injury and even death.
If you or someone you love have been involved in a cyclist accident, you may be suffering on many levels —physically, emotionally, and financially. You may be facing high medical bills, physical pain, loss of income, hospitalization, or worse. On an emotional level, you can feel depressed, disoriented, and vulnerable, and may be suffering from post-traumatic stress syndrome (PTSD).
Where do you turn when your world turns upside down?
Bicycle injury lawyer for Southern California
If you’ve been injured in a bicycle accident, you need an experienced advocate—a passionate, and compassionate, bicycle accident attorney who truly cares about you and your case, and who has a proven track record for helping people in your situation receive the compensation they deserve.
Los Angeles bicycle accident attorneys Hirad Dadgostar and Azadeh Dadgostar Gilbert of Dadgostar Law LLC are brother-and-sister personal injury lawyers who specialize in car, bicycle, and motorcycle crashes, injuries, and accidents.
As a family law firm, they treat each and every client as a “member of the family.” Their family name means “Defender of Justice,” and they are passionate about helping individuals just like you fight for your rights, especially against large insurance companies that often deny fair compensation—even to their own customers.
Hirad Dadgostar is himself an avid cyclist, and he understands firsthand the dangers that bicyclists face every day in Los Angeles. Call Hirad and Azadeh Dadgostar Gilbert today for a free case evaluation now: (310) 820-1022.
Bicycle Accidents, Collisions & Injuries
Whether a bicycle accident is a solo accident, or involves a collision with a car or other vehicle, the accident is usually the result of somebody’s negligence—the driver’s, the cyclist’s, the bicycle or equipment manufacturer, or the local government responsible for the condition of the roads. Since someone is usually at fault, the cyclist has a legal right to be compensated for his or her injuries.
Insurance companies focus on which party or parties were negligent, and to what degree. If the cyclist and the insurance company can agree on negligence and liability—and on the amount of damages—then the case can be settled out of court. If they cannot reach agreement, then the cyclist and his or her attorneys must prove negligence in a court of law in order to receive compensation for any injuries received.
Insurance companies are notorious for “settling” for amounts that are significantly lower than the combined cost of injury, especially when you include medical bills, loss of income, and long-term physical and emotional consequences.
Because forensics issues for bicycle accidents can be complex, cyclists who have been injured should always discuss their case with an experienced bicycle accident attorney before talking with the driver’s insurance company.
Causes of bicycle accidents
Driver failing to yield
Defective bike path
Defective bicycle or helmet
According to a 2015 National Highway Traffic Safety Commission report, 818 bicyclists were killed and an additional 45,000 were injured in motor vehicle traffic crashes in 2015. Bicyclist deaths accounted for 2.3 percent of all motor vehicle traffic fatalities, and made up 1.8 percent of the people injured in traffic crashes during the year. The number of bicyclists killed in 2015 is 12.2 percent higher than the 729 bicyclists killed in 2014, and 129 of those 818 fatalities were in California alone.
Contact the bicycle accident attorneys at Dadgostar Law in Los Angeles, California, to schedule a free consultation with an experienced attorney. We will help you determine who was at fault for your accident, and help you begin building your case now. (310) 820-1022.