What Should I Do If I've Been Injured in A Bicycle Accident?


  • Seek medical attention promptly.

  • Contact the police and file a report.

  • Do not negotiate with the at-fault driver or the insurance company.

  • Do Not give a recorded statement to the other driver's insurance company.

  • Consult a qualified attorney who cares about you.

  • Know Your Rights

  • Take photos of the scene of the accident including:

    • Damage to your bicycle

    • Your injuries

    • Any other damage

Whatever the cause of the accident, the injuries can be severe including:


  • Strains, fractures, and dislocations

  • Facial and dental trauma

  • Neck and back trauma

  • Head injury

  • Long-term or permanent disability 

  • Death


Is Bicycling Safe?


Statistics may suggest that bicycling is safer than other modes of transportation, however, significant risks are still  associated with riding a bicycle. Fatalities resulting from bicycle accidents are comparatively large, constituting at least 2 percent of all vehicle-related fatalities. Of these, the overwhelming majority of the injuries sustained in bicycle accidents are head injuries.  They are by far the most dangerous.


Consider these Facts: 


  • Most bicycle fatalities are a result of a collision with a motor vehicle.

  • Head injury is the leading cause of death and/or permanent disability 

  • The number of bicycle fatalities rose 15 percent last year.

Common Causes:


  • Bicycle accidents can occur for a number of reasons. 

  • Motorist or rider error

  • Environmental hazards such as uneven pavement or potholes

  • Bicycle mechanical failure or defect.


If you or a loved one has suffered injury or death in a bicycle accident due to the negligence of another,  you may be eligible to receive compensation for your losses and suffering. An experienced personal injury attorney who specializes in bicycle accidents can help you recover damages lost as a result of a bicycle accident.  Call today for a free consultation with California Personal Injury Lawyer Barry J. Simon at (877) 733-4393

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"I was hit by a car while riding my bike and was offered a measly amount from the insurer. After waiting for so long, Barry took my case with only 6 months left until the 2 year mark where nothing could be done. He was able to negotiate a better amount in that time with two months to spare. I do not know the stress or work load put into my case but it seemed like it was huge at the end. It was not an ideal situation but he did it.

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...Tries his hardest to help you through the process
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                    Harbor City,                                      California


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