Beverly Hills Bike Accident Lawyer
Everybody knows something about Beverly Hills California.
It is one of the most well-known cities in the world, and a beautiful part of the Greater Los Angeles metropolitan area approximately 9 miles west of Downtown LA.
Beverly Hills is famous for its lush tree-lined streets and hills, famed restaurants and hotels, celebrity residents, and some of the most luxurious shopping and retail options anywhere in the world.
It’s no wonder then why in 2018, 7.5 million people visited Beverly Hills from all around the world, looking for a chance to shop, work, play, and see for themselves what they have watched on television.
Unfortunately, wherever there are a lot of people, especially those visiting from out of town and not familiar with city streets, there are bound to be accidents, and Beverly Hills certainly has its share of bicycle accidents and injuries.
If you or someone you know has been injured in a Beverly Hills bike accident, you will need an experienced legal team to help you fight the insurance companies.
Why Contact The Law Office Of Daniel Kim
Daniel Kim is a seasoned personal injury attorney who focuses exclusively on motor vehicle-related accidents in Los Angeles and Orange County.
Our office deals solely with injury cases related to automotive accidents such as car, Uber, truck, pedestrian, motorcycle, and bicycle.
Because of this, we have amassed an unparalleled level of expertise and experience in our field and know exactly how and when to deal with the insurance companies.
Daniel Kim and his legal team have well over 1000 positive reviews published on Google, Yelp, and Facebook from past clients that felt compelled to share the stories with the public.
You can reach The Law Offices of Daniel Kim 24 hours a day, 7 days a week for an initial case review and free consultation.
And there is never any fee unless we win your case.
If you have been injured in a Beverly Hills bicycle accident, you will need an experienced injury attorney to be your advocate and fight for you every step of the way.
Daniel Kim is that man.
Dealing With The Insurance Companies
This is never an easy task.
It doesn’t matter if you file an injury claim and Metromile or State Farm is the insurance company, they will try to weasel their way out of paying you any compensation.
The insurance companies are Big corporations and they love to deny a claim, or at lease minimize it by placing you partially at fault, or delaying the process enough for you to give up on getting a settlement.
Don’t be bullied, instead call Daniel Kim and we’ll take care of business for you.
We offer a FREE consultation if you want to call us today for answers, or if you just need a 2nd opinion, etc.
How Much Is My Bicycle Accident Settlement Worth
If you are injured in a bicycle accident, you’re more than likely to have significant financial stress soon after the crash as the medical bills pile up and the days and weeks off work due to your injuries start multiplying.
The value of any personal injury claim is primarily based on what damages are available in your case.
There are three basic types of damages:
Economic – these include financial losses or expenditures that can be associated directly to the accident and any injury suffered. Keeping records of everything you spend or lose because of your injuries will help make this easier to calculate.
Non-economic – this is the form of compensation that is paid for pain and suffering, as well as emotional and psychological trauma that has been inflicted on you because of your bicycle accident.
Punitive damages – these are the least common and usually only used to punish an extremely negligent party. These types of damages are not usually calculated in most settlement claims.
It’s completely natural for anyone injured in a bike accident to dream of getting a large sum of money to compensate them for all the pain and trauma they have been subjected to.
But the simple fact is that insurance companies do not want to pay more than they absolutely have to and only have so much money available under the policy limits in most cases.
An experienced injury attorney such as Daniel Kim knows exactly how insurance companies and the legal process work, and will usually have an idea of what kind of settlement you should be seeking after we evaluate your case.
Contact us today.
Common Injuries From Bike Accidents
Any time you ride a bike where there are motor vehicles, trucks and pedestrians on the road, the danger level increases.
It doesn’t matter if you are hit by an Uber, a UPS truck, or a small SUV, you simply must seek medical treatment immediately after being involved in an accident.
Some of the most typical injuries we see from bike accident include:
Head injuries – concussion and traumatic brain injuries or TBI.
Neck and back injuries – neck sprain, disk trauma, and spinal cord damage.
Dental and facial – chipped or broken teeth, broken noses and jaws.
Cuts and bruises – probably the most common injury in all bike accidents.
Broken bones – especially broken wrists and ankles.
Death – in the event of a bicycle accident totality, we can help family members file a wrongful death claim.
If you sustained any injuries at all from a Beverly Hills bike accident, go to the hospital and see a doctor immediately, and then contact The Law Office of Daniel Kim.
Common Causes Of Bicycle Accidents In Beverly Hills
There are many reasons for a bike accident to occur, and our experienced legal team has seen them all.
Some of the most common reasons include:
Distracted drivers – according to a report from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), drivers who are texting, talking with passengers, and just not paying attention are more likely to collide with the bike rider.
Failure to yield – many drivers and cyclists are not aware of who has the right-of-way and what their responsibility on the road are, making accidents more likely to take place.
Riding at night – more than half of all bike crashes and accidents occur after dark. If you are going to ride your bike at night, wear reflective clothing to help drivers see you and avoid an accident.
Dangerous road conditions – according to the NHTSA report, approximately 13% of all bicycle accident injuries are caused by roads that are in bad condition. Cities such as Beverly Hills have an obligation to make sure roads and also dedicated bike lanes and paths are well-maintained and usable, but this is not always the case.
Rider inattention, speeding cars, drunk or intoxicated drivers, cars running red lights to stop signs, and not giving cyclists enough room are also all leading causes of bicycle accidents.
What To Do After A Bike Accident
The most important thing you can do after being hit by a car or in a bike crash is seeing the doctor as quickly as possible.
You may think you don’t have any symptoms or that your injuries do not warrant a trip to the hospital, but it is better to be safe than sorry as quite often symptoms do not reveal themselves for days or even weeks.
Accept a ride in the ambulance if offered, but either way, get to the hospital sooner than later.
This will also help strengthen your case as we start dealing with the insurance companies and adjusters.
If you can before you go to the doctor, collect evidence at the scene of the accident.
Use your cell phone to take photos and videos of everything, from property damage, injuries, weather, road activity, and street signs.
There is never too much evidence. Get information from everybody involved such as their driver’s license, registration, insurance card, and phone number.
Also, get contact information from any and all bystanders that may have witnessed the accident.
This will help build a rock-solid case.
Make sure you keep detailed notes about everything you go through, your injuries, your medical appointments, and all correspondence with doctors, insurance companies and anyone else related to the accident.
Not long after the accident, you will start getting calls from the other party’s insurance adjuster wanting a recorded statement.
Do not agree and do not sign anything.
Insurance adjusters are trained in the art of deception and are only interested in saving the company money by reducing the amount of compensation they may have to pay.
Last but not least, contact The Law Offices of Daniel Kim. Insurance adjusters love an unrepresented injury victim and will do anything in their power to undervalue and undercompensate them.
Our legal team is specially trained and highly experienced in dealing with insurance companies and personal injury law.
We will fight to make sure you receive the largest settlement and compensation package possible.
Beverly Hills Bicycle Accident Statistics
A report released in 2017 showed that there were 32 bicyclists injured in accidents in Beverly Hills that year, which is up nearly 40% from 10 years ago.
Fortunately, bicycle crash injuries in Beverly Hills have slowly declined recently, and the city has installed dedicated bike lanes along several major roads to help keep cyclists safe and out of harm’s way.
Most Dangerous Roads In Beverly Hills
Because of Beverly Hills location between busy areas such as West Hollywood, Century City, and Westwood, as well as its own tourism draw, it has been estimated that over 150,000 vehicles pass through the city each day.
That is a lot of cars and trucks sharing the road with bicycle riders.
Always wear a helmet, protective clothing, and stay alert when riding your bike.
Some of the busiest and most dangerous roads include:
- Wilshire Boulevard
- Olympic Boulevard
- Santa Monica Blvd.
- Sunset Boulevard
- Doheny Drive
- Burtown Way
- Pico Blvd
- Robertson Blvd
- La Cienega Blvd
- Beverly Blvd
If you have any questions after being involved in a Beverly Hills bike accident, please contact The Law Offices of Daniel Kim today for a no-obligation consultation.