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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

Bicycle Accidents Beverly Hills Attorney

[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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Your Insurance Company is Not Your Friend

Personal Injury Beverly Hills CA

[vc_row triangle_shape="no"][vc_column][vc_column_text] Your Insurance Company is Not Your Friend [/vc_column_text][vc_empty_space height="10px"][vc_column_text]“Like a good neighbor…”, “You’re in Good Hands”, “Responsibility. What’s your Policy?” and other slogans are just millions of dollars spent on marketing ploys over a long period of time to brainwash you into thinking that the insurance companies are your friend. That they’re there for you when you need it. That they are responsible and reliable and that you can count on them when things get tough, like when you get in an accident, for example. Unfortunately, if you speak with anyone who has been injured due to the negligence of another party, you will find out how insurance companies actually work, and you may feel some shock and disappointment.[/vc_column_text][vc_empty_space height="22px"][vc_column_text]People dealing with their insurance after an auto accident will more than likely be disappointed. They soon find out that insurance companies are all about the bottom line. They are not your friend, they are not your friendly neighbor, and certainly do not have your best interest at heart. Ask anyone involved in an accident, they will tell you that their insurance company was not their best friend, but their attorney was. The most important thing you need to remember is...

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