Pasadena Bike Accident Lawyer
Pasadena is a beautiful and peaceful suburb in the San Gabriel Valley, located approximately 11 miles northeast of downtown Los Angeles.
Also known as the “City of Roses,” Pasadena is a very popular place for bicyclists.
The city has many designated bike lanes/bikeways that allow riders to connect with such interesting destinations as local parks, museums, businesses, schools and transportation hubs or terminals, including Metro’s Gold Line stations.
Commuters can even ride to a train station and bring their bike on the train.
There are over 12 miles of bike ways in Pasadena, and parking for well over 1000 bicycles with bike racks at bus stops, parks, churches, local businesses and more.
Pasadena also has Class 3 Bike routes known as “Roseways” which are recommended for bicycle use and often connect to bike lanes and bike paths.
There are a variety of scenic bike paths in and around Pasadena like –
- San Gabriel River bike path
- Arroyo Seco bike path
- Rose Bowl loop track
- Chandler bike path
Why Contact The Law Office of Daniel Kim
Although Pasadena provides a plethora of biking options, it is important to remember the dangers of riding a bicycle, especially when sharing the road with other vehicles.
If you are involved in an accident while riding your bicycle, you will need professional help to fight the insurance companies.
That’s where we come in.
Daniel Kim is an experienced and top rated personally injury lawyer whose sole focus is motor vehicle accidents.
We currently have more than 1000 positive reviews on Google and Yelp from clients that felt compelled to share their story.
If you try and deal the insurance company yourself, they will more than likely undervalue your case and do everything in their power to make it go away.
Daniel Kim will fight for you to get you the maximum amount of compensation possible.
You can reach Daniel Kim and the legal team 24 hours a day, seven days a week.
Bottom line – if you have been injured in a Pasadena bicycle accident, you will need an experienced personal injury lawyer that knows all the ins and outs of the system to get the job done.
Call the Law office of Daniel Kim today for a free consultation.
Pay No Fees Unless We Win Your Case
We are so confident in what we do (and good at it) that we won’t ask for any money upfront.
Daniel Kim and his staff will fight for you and help reduce the financial stress you are already under when recovering from a bicycle crash.
Any injury law firm worth hiring shouldn’t ask you for any fees in advance, but some might.
The Law Offices of Daniel Kim have been representing accident victims here in Pasadena for years while successfully obtaining huge settlements that allow our clients to get back on their feet financially.
There are so many reasons to hire an injury lawyer, but the biggest reason is to have somebody on your side that actually cares about your well-being.
If you were injured in a bike accident and you have an attorney, but you feel you hired the wrong law firm, then call us for a 2nd opinion.
Call us today for a FREE consultation.
How Much Is My Bike Accident Settlement Worth
Unfortunately, if you are injured in a bicycle accident, chances are you will start seeing significant financial stress, especially if you have to miss work due to the injuries.
Insurance companies are not your friend and do not have your best interests at heart.
That is exactly why you need to contact a professional bicycle accident attorney like Daniel Kim.
Daniel Kim and his experienced legal team have years of success resolving bicycle accident personal injury cases in Pasadena, and know how to handle the insurance companies properly.
The actual monetary value of your bicycle accident injury claim will mostly be based on the injuries you suffer, however there may be some other factors that determine the final compensation amount.
Settlement amounts vary depending on the severity of the injuries.
For instance, somebody with major head trauma is going to be compensated far more than someone with a sprained wrist or road rash.
We have helped accident victims that had cases settle for over a $ Million and we’ve helped clients with less severe injuries that had cases settle for under $25,000.
You can rest assured that no matter the severity of your injuries or potential size of your settlement, that Daniel Kim will be right by your side fighting for you and your family.
The primary things that help determine a case value are:
- The severity of any injuries suffered.
- Medical bills and costs of present and future medical treatment.
- Lost wages and future lost wages or earnings whilst recovering.
- Additional physical or emotional suffering.
Common Injuries From Bicycle Accidents
Riding a bike anywhere carries with it some inherent danger, but riding on city streets in and around traffic escalate both your chances of being in an accident and the injuries sustained from it.
Of course there are actions you can take to help minimize any injuries sustained in a bike accident.
Of course wearing a helmet and protective gear is key, as well as being alert and aware of your surroundings.
However if you are involved in an accident while riding a bicycle, whether it’s being run off the road by a delivery truck, smashed into by an inattentive motorists, or even crashing into a parked car door being opened and the driver not looking, you want to seek medical treatment immediately.
Common injuries from a bicycle accident in Pasadena could include:
- Brain injuries or TBI.
- Broken bones.
- Cuts and bruises.
- Dental and facial trauma.
- Wrongful death.
If you do suffer any injury from a bike accident in Pasadena, call the Law Office of Daniel Kim today and let us help you protect your legal rights moving forward.
Common Causes Of Bike Accidents In Pasadena
There are so many reasons for bicycle accidents that the list is endless.
Oftentimes, when involved in an accident with a motor vehicle, the driver will try and blame the bicyclist for the collision.
But the reality is that more often than not, these accidents are caused by a vehicle drivers lack of attention and not realizing there is a bicyclist close to them.
Remember, you may see the cars and trucks, but they may not see or hear you.
Common reasons for bike accidents in Pasadena:
- Distracted drivers – texting, talking on the phone, looking at GPS etc.
- Drivers running red lights or stop signs.
- Driving too fast.
- Intoxicated drivers – drugs, alcohol or any DUI/DWI.
- Unsafe passing of a bicyclist.
- Crossing too quickly in front of a bike rider.
- Inexperienced drivers.
- Drivers who do not obey rules of the road – driving in or across bike paths illegally.
- Bad weather.
- Reckless drivers or riders
How Bicycle Riders Can Be Safe And Avoid Accidents in Pasadena
No matter how experienced you are or how many precautions you take, there is always a risk when sharing the roads with other vehicles.
But there are steps that all bike enthusiasts can take to help avoid accidents.
Watch out for parked car doors opening – this is a very common occurrence when it comes to bicycle accidents.
Don’t ride too close to parked cars, especially in narrow streets. But also be aware of moving traffic on your other side.
Use front and rear lights on your bike – not only is this good common sense to keep you safe, but it’s also the law.
Wear a helmet – the simple act of strapping on a helmet before you take off on your bicycle can at the very least help avoid serious head injuries, and could even save your life. Concussions and other traumatic brain injuries are common injuries when not wearing a helmet, and can be seriously problematic for years after the accident.
Watch out for pedestrians – whenever approaching people, slow down and watch out. This is especially important when writing on a sidewalk or through a crowded area. Nobody needs the dreaded “crosswalk slam!”
Be seen – wearing bright clothing or reflective gear can help other road users see you, especially at night.
Pay attention – this should be common sense, but many bike riders don’t pay the appropriate amount of attention to the road, vehicles, signals and even pedestrians.
Stay alert – use your eyes and ears and be cognizant of your surroundings at all times. Using headphones will remove your focus and increase the level of danger.
Ride in the same direction as traffic – traveling in the same direction as the vehicles are moving can help keep you a little safer.
Use hand signals – always use hand signals when making times of change in direction to let other drivers and riders know your intentions.
Pasadena Bike Accident Stats
Pasadena officials have introduced a new driver outreach program in the hopes that it will help save the lives of pedestrians and bicyclists by reducing crashes throughout the city.
Bicycle accidents in the USA comprise roughly 2% of all traffic accidents, which translates to 52,000 cyclists suffering injury, and 700 being killed on an annual basis.
Since 2006, there has been an increasing trend in bicyclist fatalities, even though the amount of automobile crashes has decreased.
In 2011, bicycle related deaths in California totaled 4.1% of all crashes, which is almost twice the national average.
Los Angeles County with its great weather and high number of bicyclists had the highest percentage of bike related collisions at nearly 31% of the total.
Bad Intersections In Pasadena For Bicycle Accidents
Most of Pasadena’s worst intersections are near freeway on and off ramps. However there are many other dangerous roads in the sections in Pasadena, especially for bicycle riders.
Some of these include:
- S Arroyo Pkwy and E Del Mar Blvd
- Garfield Ave and Huntington Drive
- N Lake Ave between E Colorado Blvd and E Walnut Street
- Lake Ave and Orange Crove Blvd
- Maple Street and Fair Oaks Ave
Bottom line – enjoy riding your bike, but be careful, and if you have an accident, make sure to call The Law Office of Daniel Kim right away!