We know that you see plenty of bike riders in and around Montebello. Whether it is kids riding around neighborhoods of adults getting in some exercise, we know that the last thing any rider expects is that a negligent or careless driver will cause them harm. However, today we want to bring you a story about a man whose life was changed in a bike crash.
At the Hayes Law Firm, APC, we are ready to help when you need a Montebello bicycle accident attorney. Let our knowledgeable and experienced team get to work on securing the compensation you deserve.
Stories Of Heartbreak And Change
Bicycle crashes are often devastating for those who are injured. They commonly cause severe injuries that require significant recovery times. In many cases, bicycle accident victims are permanently disabled and unable to live their lives the way they did before a crash. It is not uncommon for us to see the following injuries as a result of a bicycle crash:
- Spinal cord injuries (with possible paralysis)
- Traumatic brain injuries
- Internal organ damage/internal bleeding
- Broken or dislocated bones
- Severe lacerations or amputations
Aside from medical expenses, bicycle crash victims are often unable to work for significant periods of time while they recover. This can cause them to lose the valuable income that they need to care for themselves and their families.
When Keith Jackson suffered a traumatic brain injury in a bicycle crash in California, he had to relearn to walk, eat, and talk.
Jackson was an avid cyclist before the crash that happened while he was riding his bike on La Tuna Canyon. He was struck by a hit-and-run driver and thrown into a ditch.
“I woke up two months later wondering what happened and it’s been a crazy ride since then,” says Jackson.
Statistics say that 485 of all crashes in LA and surrounding area are hit-and-run crashes. In many cases, bicyclists are struck in areas where they have the right-of-way: bike paths, intersections, on the roadways, and more. Because they have relatively no protection from the force of a vehicle slamming into them, the injuries tend to be much more severe.
Some of the main concerns for bicyclist are drivers who operate while impaired or while distracted.
Let Us Get To Work For You
If you or someone you love has been injured in a bike crash that was caused by the careless or negligent actions of another person, please seek legal assistance. At the Hayes Law Firm, APC, we will get to work for you so you can focus on recovering from your injuries. Let our dedicated team investigate your case and pursue the compensation you deserve, including:
- Your medical expenses related to the incident
- Lost income and benefits if you are unable to work
- Pain and suffering/loss of enjoyment of life damages
- Punitive damages against those responsible
If you need a Montebello bicycle accident attorney, please reach out for a free consultation by calling at 323-477-1415 .