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Bicycle Accident

Bicycle Accident Cases

A lack of bike lanes, inattentive drivers, and dangerous roadway conditions all pose risks to those who use bicycles for transportation or recreation. There is always some chance of an accident when cycling. Nobody, however, believes that they will actually be involved in a bicycle accident. If you don’t believe you may be injured while riding your bike, you might be unsure of what to do if a car hits you. It is best to contact a bicycle accident attorney right away and then decide the best legal action with the help of an experienced Dash & Port LLP, Injury Attorneys.

What To Do After A Bicycle Accident:

  • Call the police and file a report. If you think someone or you might be hurt, dial 911. If you need to make an accident report, use the non-emergency number for your neighborhood police station; if the accident occurred within the Los Angeles region, please call 877 ASK-LAPD. 

  • Consult medical attention. The top priority should be seeking assistance if you or somebody is severely harmed or injured. Even if you first don't believe you were wounded, you should visit a doctor as soon as you can following the accident. 

  • Take pictures of the accident. Take photos of the scene, including the car that hit you and the damage done to you, if possible. Do not leave the bicycle at the scene, even if it is entirely destroyed.

  • Get the names, phone numbers, and license plates of other witnesses and of the vehicle. In the police report, contact information for drivers and witnesses is frequently provided.

  • Be cautious with your words at the scene of the accident. You should cooperate with the authorities, but you don't want to unintentionally say anything that could harm your ability to receive compensation for the truck accident or that implies you were at fault. To the questions posed, give precise responses. Don't express an opinion about who was at fault, don't reveal redundant information, and don't apologize.

  • Avoid speaking with insurance adjusters at the accident scene or without seeking legal counsel. You should avoid saying anything that could jeopardize your right to compensation. You are not required to talk to the insurance adjuster directly. You must seek legal counsel to sign any paperwork or documents from an insurance company.

  • Call a lawyer as soon as you can. Our truck accident attorneys at Dash & Port LLP, Injury Attorneys provide truck accident victims in California with free consultations. 

  • Write a post-crash diary. In a bicycle accident case, a detailed account of your injuries and the collision might significantly aid in proving your damages. Record the date and time of the collision, your activities on that day, the weather, the crash site, the driver's car details, and any statements you overheard from witnesses or police officers following the collision. Keep a regular log of your medical procedures and discomfort levels. If you have missed any activities or work, take note of how you are doing emotionally.

Bike Accident Statistics

In the event of a collision, a larger, more powerful vehicle will apply forces on the bicycle that it cannot sustain. So, whereas the driver of the motor vehicle frequently walks away unharmed, the bicyclist may have severe and even deadly physical injuries.


We are concerned about holding negligent drivers responsible for major bike accidents in Los Angeles at Dash & Port LLP, Injury Attorneys. In Southern California, we represent hurt pedestrians and cyclists by defending their legal rights and fighting for just compensation during settlement conferences and bicycle accident injury trials. 


Most bicycle accidents may be avoided. These occur when one or more persons disregard driving regulations or engage in other careless behavior. Unfortunately, careless driving occurs frequently enough in Los Angeles, California, to result in thousands of fatalities and serious injuries every year. A study conducted by the University of Berkley and the Transportation Injury Mapping System (TIMS) found on a weekly basis, bicycle-related fatalities ranged from 2 to 6 in 2022, making the total of severe injuries from the year totaling 145 and 643 non-fatal or severe bicycle incidents. (Source: Berkley Study)


Common injuries include: 


  • Severe Brain Injuries, including brain contusion, intracranial hemorrhage, and a concussion

  • Broken Bones & Skull Fractures 

  • Spinal Cord Trauma

  • Lacerations & Limb Dislocations

  • Internal Injuries 

  • Scarring & Disfigurement

  • Contusion & Dental Fractures

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