According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), approximately 52,000 cyclists were injured in traffic crashes in 2008. This is an increase of 9,000 injuries from the previous year. Of those cyclists injured in 2008, 716 lost their lives.
When a bicycle rider is involved in a traffic accident because of negligence on the part of another person, he or she may be able to take legal action against that person in order to recover financial compensation for medical care, lost wages and more. By talking to a personal injury lawyer about your specific accident, you can learn more about what your case may be worth and what options you have to recover the financial compensation you need.
At The Law Offices of Gerald L. Marcus, our lawyers represent bicycle accident victims and their families in lawsuits and claims throughout the entire San Fernando Valley. At the time of this writing, bicycle accidents throughout the U.S. are on the rise. We believe it is of the utmost importance that these victims get the legal representation they so desperately need in order to recover and face a better and brighter future - even in the wake of such a tragedy.