Bicycle Accidents

New State Budget Proposal Includes Biking and Walkway Upgrades

In a recent article published by the California Bicycle Coalition, plans for improved walkways, bikeways, and other public transit options seem to be in California’s future. In her article “Governor’s Transportation Vision Includes Boosts for Walking, Biking, & Transit,” Linda Khamoushian, a writer for calbike.org, explains how “The Active Transportation Program (ATP)–the state’s dedicated source of funding for walking, bicycling, and Safe Routes to School projects–is slated to receive an additional $100 million per year from Cap-and-Trade proceeds in the proposal, with at least half to be invested in projects in communities where they are most needed” (calbike.org, 2017). For those that ride their bikes often or enjoy a nice walk through the city, this is great news. To read more about the details of the 2017-18 State Budget proposal, click on the following link: http://www.calbike.org/governor_s_transportation_vision_includes_boosts_for_walking_biking_transit. Ten Bicycle Laws to Keep in Mind Bicyclists Must Follow the Vehicle Code Ride with Traffic Ride on The Right Side of the Road Use Bike Lanes Yield to Pedestrians Stop At, Not In, the Crosswalk Ride with Lights and Reflectors At Night Wear a Helmet One Ear Not Covered No Tall Bikes on Roadways One key law for vehicle drivers – the California Three Feet...

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Wheel in an Attorney for a Bicycle Accident

Whether you are riding a bicycle for leisure, for exercise, or for training, the rules of the road still apply. According to the Department of Motor Vehicles, “more than 100 people are killed and hundreds of thousands more are injured in bicycle collisions” (dmv.gov, 2016). As a cyclist on the road, it is important to keep in mind that we all have the same rights and responsibilities as motorists. Although, many cyclists tend to forget that they must follow the basic road rules as well, which often leads to injuries or deaths of the cyclist. Bike laws are not the same in every state of the U.S. However, riding a bicycle on a road that is shared with vehicles can be just as dangerous regardless of the state you are in. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention published data from 2013 that indicated “over 900 bicyclists were killed and there were an estimated 494,000 emergency department visits due to bicycle-related injuries” (cdc.gov, 2016). If you’ve been involved in a bicycle accident and are suffering from injuries caused by the recklessness of driver, you may be entitled to seek damages. Please call the personal injury attorneys at One Law Group in...

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Have you been hit by a car while riding a bicycle?

Have you been hit by a car while riding your bicycle? Going for a bike ride is a fun and enjoyable experience that many people partake in everyday. Although road hazards can cause a person to fall off their bikes, the biggest danger while riding a bike is being struck by an automobile. According to a report by FARS (Fatality Analysis Reporting System), in 2014, 762 people were killed after being struck by an automobile while riding their bike, which is the highest since 2006 when 772 cyclists lost their lives (nhtsa.gov, 2015). This breaks down to about two cyclists for every day of the year. This is pretty tragic if you really think about. That’s two lives lost every day for a year just because they decided to ride their bike instead of walking or driving. This misfortune can also affect family, loved ones, and life partners, and nobody will suffer more than those who have lost someone they love because of the carelessness or recklessness of another person. At One Law Group in Beverly Hills, we understand what you are going through, and we are here to help you find compensation for your hardship. If you or someone you know has...

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“Salmoning”- Unsafe For Everyone On The Road

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[vc_row triangle_shape="no"][vc_column][vc_column_text] “Salmoning”- Unsafe For Everyone On The Road [/vc_column_text][vc_empty_space height="10px"][vc_column_text]Salmon swim upstream from their river, primitively rebelling against the current. They do this because it is a requirement for them in order to breed new life. Lately, we find that bicyclists are often being referred to as “salmon”; they are following the correct traffic laws by riding in the bicycle lane, but are riding in the opposite direction of traffic. However, this is not due to natural instincts or for breeding purposes, the reason they do this is somewhat unclear and even more importantly- unsafe for everyone on the road around them.[/vc_column_text][vc_empty_space height="22px"][vc_column_text]The growing popularity of bicycling in the opposite direction of traffic (“salmoning”) in the bike lane poses serious and life threatening risks for both drivers and bicyclists, especially in California. This is because bicycle riders in California are entitled to the same rights as other vehicles, therefore they must follow the same rules. If bicyclists break the rules and someone is harmed, they can be held liable for injuries and damages just like anyone else who breaks the law. Try to think of it this way: what if a car was driving on the wrong side of the freeway,...

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How Your GoPro Can Win Your Case

Beverly Hills Bicycle Accident Attorney

[vc_row triangle_shape="no"][vc_column][vc_column_text] How Your GoPro Can Win Your Case [/vc_column_text][vc_empty_space height="10px"][vc_column_text]With a profit of over $117 million in just three years, GoPro cameras have been successful in the world of extreme sporting and championed by X Games athletes and other daredevil athletes all around the world. Not everyone are as adventurous in their day to day life, leaving the question: are GoPro cameras just a fad or can normal people use them too? Though not everyone can consider themselves an adventure seekers like X Games athletes, but here at One Law Group, we have come to realize that GoPro cameras are incredibly invaluable for another reason: they can quickly dispel or affirm the negligence of another party proving them guilty in an accident.[/vc_column_text][vc_empty_space height="22px"][vc_column_text]Over the past few years, more practical uses for the GoPro cameras have come to light. In the Beverly Hills area, we have noticed more and more cyclists attaching GoPro cameras to their helmets, in order to record any bicycle accidents they may potentially fall victim to. When these bicyclists film their rides, they can often identify the license number of a car that might try to pull a hit and run, or provide accurate footage of what exactly...

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Improving Bicycle Safety in California

Bicycle Accident Injury Beverly Hills

[vc_row triangle_shape="no"][vc_column][vc_column_text] Bicycle Safety in CA [/vc_column_text][vc_empty_space height="10px"][vc_column_text]Did you know that California is considered one of the most dangerous states for bikers? According to the Governors Highway Safety Association (GHSA), California leads all other states in deaths due to bicycle accidents. In fact, the report states that from 2010-2012, there were 338 bicyclist deaths due to crashes with other motor vehicles on the road. The bottom line is that California, along with just four other states, made up over half of all biking collision deaths in the United States alone.[/vc_column_text][vc_empty_space height="22px"][vc_column_text]338 may not seem like a lot to most people, but in comparison to other states with less than 5 bicycling deaths per year, it is actually quite shocking. Many people believe this large number has to do with how highly populated California is when in fact, the numbers are not due a large population but rather a spike in biking popularity within the last few years. California has definitely seen an increase in health and environmental consciousness, which unfortunately comes with its downfalls: more risks and hazards for biking fanatics.[/vc_column_text][vc_empty_space height="22px"][vc_column_text]Whether other drivers on the road are just more distracted, choose to ignore or forget to check for bicyclists around them, or...

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