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Bicycle Accidents

Similar to motorcycle accidents, there's very litle a bike can do to protect you from injury when you've had a collision. Wheteher it's with pedestrians, other cyclists, or fast-moving vehicles, bicycle-related injuries can range from minor cuts and scrapes to serious injuries or fatalities. And because it can be difficult to assess liability when there are so many different factors and moving parts to consider, we will do everything we can to protect your rights and help you recover from injury as quickly as possible.

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How can a Grigoryan Blum and Grigoryan
 Pasadena Bicycle Accident Lawyer Help?

The causes of bicycle accidents can have multiple factors. Depending on your location, whether it be a high traffic road with larger cars and trucks at fast speeds, or a low-traffic road, many of these accidents usually result in the cyclist being injured. Cyclists are generally as prone to serious road accidents as pedestrians, even if they wear protective gear.

Nearly all bicycle accidents are a result of the driver's negligence. Yet, at times, in a few cases, the cyclist can also be held accountable for cycling in the wrong lane, turning at the wrong signal, or taking a different inaccurate action.

Our California bicycle accident lawyers will investigate every detail of your case and work with you to determine the most beneficial route to execute. We are dedicated to serving our clients' best interest, and make your fight our fight.

We serve bicycle collision victims throughout Southern California.

Proving Negligence After a California Bicycle Accident

When you or a loved one has been involved in a bike accident, there are several kinds of damages that you can seek. These are called compensatory damages, and they include:

  • Medical bills
  • Counseling
  • Occupation therapy
  • Lost wages
  • Lost earning capacity
  • Alternative transportation
  • Loss of consortium (of a spouse or registered domestic partner)
  • Disfigurement or loss of limb
  • Scarring
  • Pain and suffering
  • Property damage
  • Death
  • Home and vehicle
  • Modifications necessary for accommodating any new limitations
  • Child care
  • Home care
  • Domestic help

You might also be able to obtain punitive damages if it can be shown that there was extreme or outrageous conduct by the defendant.

Having an experienced Pasadena bicycle accident lawyer that is well versed in California bicycle law can help you maximize your claim's compensation.


What to do After an Bicycle Accident 


1. Report

Report the accident to local law enforcement right away and obtain an accident crash report.

Get Medical Attention

2. Get Medical Attention

Seek immediate medical attention, even if you think you are not injured. Being involved in a bicycle accident can result in severe shock, so any injuries may not be immediately apparent.

Collect Important Information

3. Collect Important Information

Obtain the name, address, phone number and drivers license of everyone involved in the accident. Document license plate numbers, insurance companies and policy numbers. Also, record the police officer's name and badge number.

Document The Scene

4. Document the Scene

Using your smartphone, collect video and photo documentation of the scene. Include damages, street marks, street signs, and directions each party was traveling in.

Ask Witnesses

5. Ask Witnesses

Ask for the details and names of any witnesses present at the accident scene.

Seek Legal Assistance

6. Seek Legal Assistance

Contact Grigoryan Blum & Grigoryan to discuss your case. It is important to pursue legal assistance to pursue your claim and deal with the complexities of insurance providers.

Time Limits for Filing a Bicycle Accident Claim in Pasadena

When it comes to the time you have to file a claim following a bicycle accident, it can be confusing. California statute of limitations states that bicycle accidents need to be filed within 24 months of the date of the accident. That may seem like a lot of time, however, exceptions can shorten the time quite considerably.

If you were injured by a government-owned vehicle, the time to make a claim is shorter. Should they deny your claim, you then have 6 months from the date on the denial letter to file a formal lawsuit.

If a minor is hurt in the accident, the 24 months window of filing starts on their 18th birthday.

To get a better understanding of your timeline, Pasadena bicycle accident attorneys at Grigoryan Blum & Grigoryan offer free consultations on your case and will represent you in court if necessary.

Request Your FREE Accident Consultation Today

At Grigoryan Blum & Grigoryan Law Office, we help victims recover full and fair compensation for their injuries. To learn more, do not hesitate to contact our Pasadena bicycle accident lawyer team today for immediate legal assistance. We serve bicycle collision victims throughout Southern California.

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Common Injuries From Bicycle Accidents

  • Traumatic Brain Injuries
  • Head Injuries
  • Broken Bones
  • Internal Injuries
  • Neck Injuries
  • Spinal Injuries
  • Loss of Limbs
  • Facial Fractures or Disfigurement
  • Concussion
  • Organ Injury

Common Causes Of Bicycle Accidents

  • Intoxication
  • Distraction, like Texting
  • Speeding
  • Illegal Driving Maneuvers
  • Wrong Turn at Intersection or Merging into Side Lane
  • Not Maintaining Distance from Cyclist
  • Door of Car Opening in Front of Cyclist
  • Misreading or Forgetting to Turn at the Signal

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Frequently Asked Questions about Bicycle Accidents

What should I do if I am injured in a bicycle accident?

If you are in a bicycle accident, you should first contact local law enforcement right away. Next, you should seek medical care - even if you think you are not injured. If you are able, document anything that you can from the scene, including photos and videos of the scene using your phone and information from any witnesses of the accident. Then, contact an experienced Pasadena bicycle accident attorney right away, so that they can guide you through the best next steps.

Is my bicycle accident case a civil or criminal case?

It can be both. But a Pasadena personal injury attorney will handle the civil case for you. The criminal case is left up to the discretion of the District Attorney’s office. 

What damages can I pursue in a bicycle injury claim?

You can recover for economic and non-economic damages. You can recover for your medical bills, lost wages - both past and future, and pain and suffering. This isn’t exhaustive, so it’s best to consult with a Pasadena personal injury attorney to find out exactly what you can recover for. 

When should I contact a bicycle lawyer?

As soon as possible! It’s always better to have a Pasadena personal injury attorney on your side when dealing with insurance companies. So the sooner you can contact one, the better. 

What’s the deadline to file a bicycle injury lawsuit?

Generally speaking, you have two years from the date of the injury to file a lawsuit, but this timing can vary depending on whether you were hit by a governmental vehicle, whether you’re a minor, or if someone passes away. Because there are different statutes of limitations, it’s best to contact a Pasadena personal injury attorney to know the exact statute of limitations for your case. If you don’t follow the proper statute of limitations you could lose your rights altogether. 

How long will it take for my bicycle accident case to resolve?

There is not a black and white answer to this question. Every case is different, with different facts and injuries. The time it takes to resolve a claim depends on many factors and so it’s important to discuss your specific facts with a Pasadena personal injury attorney to get a better understanding of how long your specific situation may take. It is important to note that it’s not generally a quick process and is highly dependent on your injuries and how long you are treated for them. You should be patient knowing your case is in the hands of an experienced Pasadena personal injury attorney. 

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